Lightning Bolt "The Metal East"

Lightning Bolt "The Metal East"
Though Lightning Bolt won't open the gates of their Fantasy Empire for another month, the Rhode Island noise rock royals have served up a teaser track from the long-awaited LP. You can check out the two Brians' unsurprisingly destructive "The Metal East" now.

The percussive trill of Brian Gibson's overdriven bass drills into deep into the skull in a quick intro before Brian Chippendale drops into a cyclical pound and his patented over-the-telephone howls. The track bludgeons with an additional series of distorted four-string licks, a double-time punk beat and various screeching sonic textures.

You'll find the powerful Fantasy Empire preview down below, while the album proper will lord over you March 24 via Thrill Jockey.