CRADLE TO GRAVE, featuring ex-AGGRESSION guitarist Denis “Sasquatch” Barthe, have announced that they have enlisted Devin Townsend (Lamb of God, Darkest Hour, GWAR) to mix and master their upcoming new album â€œTEXAS MEDICINEâ€. The new LP will be released on Year of the Sun Records.
â€œWe got introduced to Devin through a mutual friend which is kind of ironic since I know Gene Hoglan way back from the Dark Angel days but never had the chance to meet Devin via the drum god,” says Barthe. â€œWe’re almost done all the vocals and guitar solos which will be followed by our favorite mad scientist mixing up the insanity.”
The album was recorded at Speaker Freaker Studios in Surrey, British Columbia. The album is the follow-up to 2004’s “CTG”, which prompted MaximumMetal.com to say, “Huge, sludgy slabs crawl out of nowhere, but the group focus most of their attention on creating non-stop lethal carnage in the form of violent chops and bone shaking rhythm.” The album also scored a solid 8/10 from Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles.
â€œThere is not one similar song and we wanted to confuse the shit out of people. I’m pretty sure we succeeded,” says Barthe about the album’s sonic direction. “You pretty much got it all in there; crushing 80’s hardcore crossover, high flying velocity riffs, insane drumming, thrash metal attack, Cavanagh’s arsenal of screams, epic war songs, Yes-inspired acoustic pieces. I mean, we’re all over the place. We wanted to create an album that surprises our listeners.â€
CRADLE TO GRAVE has also recently announced the return of ex-Karrion & Assault drummer Matt Fowler to their ranks. The band has four tracks from their debut album uploaded at the following location
The track listing for “TEXAS MEDICINE” will contain the following tracks:
01. Five Years of Fire
02. At War With Myself
03. Fuck It Up
04. Broken God
05. I Am Nothing
06. At Last
07. From Nowhere To Nowhere
08. The Light
11. Nothing Left To Taste
12. Beheaded In Paris