ASG, the North Carolina psych-rock quartet who are set to release their Relapse debut Blood Drive on May 28, are streaming the song “Blood Drive” via Stereogum.
The full album, which Stereogum goes on to describe as “a catchy album, full of resin-sticky summertime metal. There’s not a bad song on the thing, and it surges from doom-y melancholy to sludge-y aggression, from psychedelia to rawk. It comes from a place not far from the ones that produced three of last year’s best metal albums, in fact: Baroness’s Yellow & Green, Torche’s Harmonicraft, and Pallbearer’s Sorrow & Extinction,” will be streaming via Pitchfork Advance on May 21.
ASG’s next live date is a hometown record release show on May 24 at The Soapbox in Wilmington, N.C. The band also recently announced a performance at Hopscotch Music Festival in September. A full U.S. tour will be announced soon.
Loudwire recently streamed “Castlestorm,” describing the track as “everything a Southophile metalhead wants to hear in modern heavy music.” The band previously shared “Avalanche” via a lyric video, which is also for sale via iTunes.
Blood Drive was recorded in the Fall of 2012 with producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Fu Manchu). Pre-order bundles for the CD/2xLP/Digital album are available now via Relapse with a deluxe digital version available via iTunes. The 2xLP version of Blood Drive features an exclusive bonus track: “Mourning of the Earth.”