Published Sep 09, 2014Long-running Halifax unit VKNGS have been grinding it out onstage and on short-format releases for close to eight years, but the band have now finally unveiled plans for a proper full-length. Their self-titled debut album arrives on LP September 16 through Noyes/Acadian Embassy.
Like their three-song 12-inch from 2007, the record appears on clear vinyl and comes in a see-through plastic sleeve. Included are nine numbers that were recorded between 2008 and 2011, with a mastering job from Ron Bates completed in 2013. A press release explains that the song cycle showcases "crushing guitars, mammoth bass, pummeling drums and threatening overtones."
Down below, you'll find a stream of "Nineteen," a barrelling post-hardcore cut previously available on VKNGS' Bandcamp page. You'll find it and the record's tracklisting down below.
VKNGS comprises members who have done time in such acts as North of America, the Holy Shroud, Union of the Snake, Jon Mckiel's backing band, Jimmy Swift Band, Adrenaline and Gorbage.