The band, which is essentially the project of songwriter Mike Simpson with members backing him live and occasionally in the studio, has recorded a new EP entitled "Who Tries Anymore" which will be released on 12" vinyl and digitally.
Additionally, Hex Records will be simultaneously releasing the band's last full length, "Lie Down" on CD, which was only released digitally until now. As an added bonus, their EP "Children Are the Future", released shortly before "Lie Down" (and was also a download-only release), is tacked on as bonus tracks to the CD.
GODSTOPPER's heavy-handed approach brings to mind everything from the Melvins to Cave-In, Mare on up to Torche. From "Children..." on up to "Lie Down", and now "Who Tries Anymore" the progression from harsh, down-tuned sludge with hidden hooks and melodies has almost been reversed. "Who Tries Anymore" shows GODSTOPPER presenting their most blatantly catchy songs while still retaining heavy elements among exceptional songwriting and Simpson's pitch-perfect vocals.
The first track from the new 12" "Shoulder" can be streamed now at Exclaim: http://exclaim.ca/music/article/godstopper-shoulder
You can pre-order either of their releases, or both (at a special price!) at either http://hexrecords.bigcartel.com/ or through http://hexrecords.bandcamp.com/album/who-tries-anymore