Published Feb 10, 2015Though 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.