NEWS: Desert Storm endure a mind trip?

Oxford Progressive Sludge Doom Metal act Desert Storm have plucked “Bad Trip” as the second single from their 31st March releasing via APF Records album “Death Rattle“. Recorded and mixed at Woodworm Studios in Oxfordshire between winter of 2021 and summer of 2022 by Steve “Geezer” Watkins before being mastered in September 2022 by Brad Boatright (Torche, Nails, High on Fire) at Audiosiege in Portland Oregon, pre-orders are available over at bandcamp.

Vocalist Matt Ryan comments: “What happened quite naturally during the writing process for Bad Trip, was something just clicked. The thoughts and emotions associated just felt so familiar. It was an obvious choice at the time. This is a Eulogy about a great man who the band knew fondly. March 2023 marks the tenth year of his premature passing, and so it felt fitting to pay tribute by releasing Death Rattle this month. He was a thinker, was studying philosophy and was a self-professed psychonaut. He joined us on tour in our formulative years and we loved having him on the road. 
We admired him and cared a lot about him, has been in our thoughts and our liner notes, but it is high time we immortalised him through song. As we get older, we think about our life experiences as well as his own that he is missing out on. Not able to join us in the journey through life, to see us wed, with families, large milestones and celebrations. He is sorely missed. The title itself refers to a particularly hairy moment in his history where we learned that the intensity of blotter acid is far easier to regulate than that of concentrated liquid acid. It was understood that a single droplet would be sufficient for an intense hallucinogenic experience, however, to mark the final trip of the bottle, somebody decided to lick the glass pipette.”

Desert Storm have mapped out a run of 20 shows and festival appearances giving you ample opportunity to witness them live this year, no matter where you are in Europe!

31.03.23 | UK | Oxford | o2 Academy 2
01.04.23 | NL | Arnhem | Willemeen
02.04.23 | BE | Retie | Cafe Bazaar
03.04.23 | DE | Hamburg | Bar 227
04.04.23 | NL | Den Haag | Paard Cafe
05.04.23 | NL | Eindhoven | Effenaar
06.04.23 | DE | Dresden | Chemiefabrik
07.04.23 | CZ | Prague | Modra Vopice
08.04.23 | SK | Kosice | Collosseum
09.04.23 | PL | Katowice | Katofonia
10.04.23 | DE | Furth | Kunstkeller 027
11.04.23 | BE | Antwerp | Kids Rhythm n blues kaffee
12.04.23 | DE | Aachen | Musikbunker
20.05.23 | UK | London | The Dome
08.09.23 | NO | Stavanger | Checkpoint Charlie
09.09.23 | NO | Sandnes | Tribute
10.09.23 | NO | Oslo | Brewgata
30.09.23 | UK | Manchester | Riffolution Festival
17.11.23 | NL | Amsterdam | The Cave
18.11.23 | NL | Coevorden | MFC

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