The Great Sabatini Announce 'Matterhorn' Album, North American Tour
Published Mar 07, 2012Montreal's the Great Sabatini have been doling out a destructive blend of doom metal and stoner rock since 2007, and the quartet will keep up the sludge-minded insanity this month when they issue their fourth full-length, Matterhorn.
The six-song affair will be issued March 25 on twelve-inch vinyl and digitally via No List Records. According to a press release, the band feel they've evolved considerably since even their last release, 2011's Napoleon Sodomite, with Matterhorn being touted as the heaviest Great Sabatini effort yet. Dustin Reid recorded the album at the Black Room in Montreal, and it was mixed Craig Boychuck (KEN Mode, Kittens, Mares of Thrace).
"We've covered some new ground musically on Matterhorn and overall it's our most focused effort," guitarist/vocalist Sean Sabatini said in a statement. "Every second of the music on there was toiled over for at least two years."
You can get a sneak peek of what's to come down below via a stream of alternately punishing and psychedelic album track "Zakios."
The group are currently on a U.S. leg of a North American tour, but they'll be back in Canada by the end of March, with dates running across Manitoba and Ontario. You can see the schedule below.
Also, stay tuned for a full album stream of Matterhorn beginning on March 16 in Exclaim!'s Click Hear section.
1. City Limits
3. Hidden Door
4. Null And Void
6. Sad Parade Of Yesterdays
3/7 Houston, TX - Super Happy Fun Land
3/8 San Antonio, TX - The Korova
3/9 Austin, TX - Trailerspace
3/10 Longview, TX - Fast Freddy's
3/11 Wichita, KS - Kirby's Beer Store
3/12 Kansas City, MO - Asshole Castle
3/13 Columbia, MO - Sideshow
3/15 Omaha, NE - West Wing
3/16 Des Moines, IO - Vaudville Mews
3/17 Minneapolis, MN - Medusa
3/18 Duluth, MN - The Round Up
3/20 Winnipeg, MB - tba
3/21 Thunder Bay, ON - Black Pirates Pub
3/22 Sudbury, ON - Serbian Hall
3/23 Ottawa, ON - Cafe Dekuf
3/24 Montreal, QC - L'Absinthe