Just in time to close out 2018, or bring in 2019 (however you want to view it), an unusual offering will spew forth from Hex Records.
This project pairs up Seattle’s mightiest noise-metal merchants in Great Falls with Montreal’s long-running powerhouse combo The Great Sabatini for a 12” of exclusive material in one of the most unique presentations the bands (and this label) have undertaken to date.
Each band offers up two new tracks, each recorded during the sessions for their recent full lengths (both bands just released excellent new LPs), but saved for this occasion. Additionally, there is a collaborative track between each bands ‘sides’.
The records are housed in letterpressed covers, designed and created by Great Falls guitarist/vocalist Demian Johnson. The records themselves lave a laser-etched B-side with a design created by Sabatini guitarist Sean Arsenian. All the records come on colored vinyl with a locked-groove during the interlude track that requires the listener to ‘switch’ sides to play the next track (unless they want to hear the interlude forever). Is it over the top, weird, and potentially frustrating? Totally. But these bands would have it no other way because they are each a challenging, yet rewarding, listening experience.
The LP is now up for pre-order. Bring in this New Year with weird heaviness.