Providence riff tyrants HOWL offer up a glimpse into the recording of their second full-length. Entitled “Bloodlines”, the ten-track slab of lead-footed, molten metal menace was recorded at the infamous Planet Z Studio in Hadley, Massachusetts with Chris “Zeuss” Harris (SOULFLY, CROWBAR, MUNICIPAL WASTE, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD).
Get a five-minute view inside the recording compound below.
“Bloodlines” will be released via Relapse Records on April 30 in North America, April 26 in Germany and Benelux, and April 29 in the U.K. and rest of Europe. As a precursor to the record’s official detonation, HOWL will take their metallic doom to the streets on a month-long run of live takeovers scheduled to commence next month in New London, Connecticut.
Commended for their distinct brand of “furious, bone-crushing, head-splitting doom” by MetalSucks, and their “huge riffs, excellent tone and an attitude not usually seen in bands with this much groove” by Crustcake, HOWL unleashed their “Full Of Hell” debut to unsuspecting ears in 2010. Gushed About.com in a near perfect rating of the record: “‘Full Of Hell’ isn’t just one of the best metal debuts of the year, it’s likely to be one of the best metal albums of the year.”