San Diego’s Earthless, though mostly well-known for their generally pretty long, psychedelic-meets-stoner instrumental tracks, are returning on their new album Black Heaven with some vocals by guitarist Isaiah Mitchell. The band says the decision to do vocals wasn’t a “pre-meditated thing,” but just happened and they ended up sticking with it.
Off of the upcoming record, the band has just released a new single titled “Gifted By the Wind.”
Black Heaven will be released March 16th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The vocals will be featured on four of the six included tracks on the album.
Comments drummer Mario Rubalcaba:
“It wasn’t a premeditated thing to do a record with vocals/ On the older records, Mike [Eginton] was responsible for a lot of the riffs that would start these jams, but on this one, Isaiah [Mitchell] really brought his own pizazz and flavor to it. I’d say that’s one of the major differences on this album: It has more of Isaiah’s input. He took a risk bringing these ideas to us, not knowing if we’d like them. But as with everything we’ve done in the past, it felt very organic and natural.”
Earthless’ previous record, 2013’s From The Ages, was included in multiple year-end lists, including those from Rolling Stone and Magnet.
Check out the new track below.
Photo Credit: Raymond Flotat