Las Vegas metallic riff-riders, SpiritWorld, have unleashed their long awaited 2nd studio album, DEATHWESTERN, via Century Media Records today. The band have also shared video for brand new track, U L C E R, their fourth single taken from the new collection.

Stu Folsom (mastermind of SpiritWorld) discusses the song and video as follows:

“DEATHWESTERN is finally out!!!! I have never been prouder of anything. I know I sounded like a psycho when I started explaining this concept world, but having the DEATHWESTERN vinyl in my hands, validates a simple thing, I believe with all my heart. We can be the bands we want to hear. We can write the books we want to read. This world gets more fucked up every day but art and especially the heavy music underground, have always been my escape. To be able to contribute to the canon of bands that shaped and fortified my soul through every hard time in my life, through all the sorrow and brutal days of work, means more to me than anything. I set out to make something that would hit like Slayer, Strife, Merauder, Bolt Thrower, Sepultura and Cro-Mags hit me when I was coming up. I hope you blast it louder than fuck and you feel that junkyard groove as much as my squad. Love and respect to my bandmates and friends who poured themselves into this piece of art with me. This is one massive, crushing album, that took a year and a half of our lives to make.

“U L C E R is my favorite song to play off the record. Every time we play it, I can see people’s jaws hit the floor. Total riff daddy flexing! I threw some old school Swedish death metal and some New Orleans groove metal into the mix with some thrash and “Chaos A.D” worship and unsurprisingly, I think we cut a classic neck snapper!!!!”

Check out the video below.

SPIRITWORLD emerged in 2017 as a musical outlet for Folsom’s love of punk, outlaw country and metal. SPIRITWORLD’s earliest efforts took a decidedly outlaw roots punk bent. Yet, it was with the full-metal direction taken on the initially self-released Pagan Rhythms, (re-released in 2021 through SPIRITWORLD’s new label home, Century Media) that won the band international acclaim. Daniel P. Carter, BBC 1 DJ and curator of The Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter, as well as the likes of Exodus/Slayer guitarist Gary Holt and former Sepultura/current Soulfly leader Max Cavalera sang the album’s praises on their social media, discovering the band on word-of-mouth alone.
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