Nashville, Tennessee cosmic stoner metal trio Howling Giant has revealed the title track from their sophomore full-length album “Glass Future”, which is scheduled for a release on October 27th, 2023, via Magnetic Eye Records.
The second single “Glass Future” comes in the shape of a high energy performance video, that is now streaming below.
“The frenetic energy of ‘Glass Future’ is part of the overarching theme of our new record”, guitarist and singer Tom Polzine elaborates. “We’ve dabbled in apocalyptic songs through a scifi or fantasy lens in the past, but wanted to explore those themes in a more immediate way this time. Like the angel falling in the song: the world is fragile, don’t drop it”.
Pre-order and pre-save “Glass Future” here.
2. Siren Song
3. Aluminium Crown
4. In a Hurricane
5. First Blood of Melchor
6. Glass Future
7. Tempest, and the Liar’s Gateway
8. Sunken City
10. There’s Time Now
Every song on Howling Giant’s sophomore album “Glass Future” tells its own story. Yet even without an overarching concept, all could exist within the same universe. Such crafty lyrical world-building is hardly surprising coming from a trio of enthusiastic fantasy and science fiction aficionados. “Glass Future” downright asks to inspire a book or graphic novel, even as it explodes with furious energy and thunderous acrobatics.
Musically, “Glass Future” offers a continuation and evolution of all the elements that made the debut album “The Space Between Worlds” (2019) such a success. Howling Giant entice classic metal and hard rock to interact dynamically with spacy, prog-infused passages, desert and psychedelic metal moments, rock organs, catchy hooks, and top everything off with soaring harmonized vocals.
Howling Giant hail from one of the most legendary places for music on earth: Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Despite the city’s reputation for assembly-line pop country, the town called Music City is a place of deep history, where brilliant songwriters and virtuoso session players keep dozens of musical legacies burning bright. Fertile ground, then, for a preeminent fuzz-psych power trio who consciously live in the pocket of that lineage.
Following a trilogy of EPs, “Howling Giant” (2015), “Black Hole Space Wizard: Part 1” (2016), and “Black Hole Space Wizard: Part 2” (2017), Howling Giant delivered their debut full-length “The Space between Worlds” in 2019, which to the delight of their rapidly growing following and critics alike more than fulfilled the promise of the early releases.
To bridge the time until their new album, the trio released the “Masamune & Muramasa” split with Sergeant Thunderhoof in 2020 and the “Alteration” EP in 2021, the first releases with bassist Sebastian Baltes, the son of German metal legends Accept’s former bass player Peter Baltes, fully integrated into the band as a co-writer.
Howling Giant take a gargantuan leap forward with “Glass Future” that brings their outstanding musicianship and golden-throated triple vocal attack fully into stride. Nothing to do but try to keep up and enjoy the stunning sonic scenery along the way!
European Tour 2023:
29 Sep 2023 Pratteln (CH) Z7, Up in Smoke Festival
30 Sep 2023 Leeuwarden (NL) Neushoorn, Into the Void Festival
02 Oct 2023 Siegen (DE) Vortex
03 Oct 2023 Hamburg (DE) Hafenklang
04 Oct 2023 Jena (DE) Rosenkeller
05 Oct 2023 Kassel (DE) Goldgrube
07 Oct 2023 München (DE) Backstage, Keep It Low Festival 2023
09 Oct 2023 Budapest (HU) Robot
10 Oct 2023 Wien (AT) Arena
11 Oct 2023 Bologna (IT) Freak Out
12 Oct 2023 Milano (IT) Barrios
13 Oct 2023 Roma (IT) RCCB
14 Oct 2023 Viareggio (IT) Circolo ARCI GoB
15 Oct 2023 Carmagnola (IT) Circolo ARCI Margot
18 Oct 2023 San Sebastian (ES) Dabadaba
19 Oct 2023 Barcelona (ES) Razz3
22 Oct 2023 Antwerp (BE) Trix, Desertfest Belgium
Tom Polzine – Guitar and Vocals
Zach Wheeler – Drums and Vocals
Sebastian Baltes – Bass and Vocals