Gnarwhal - "Altered States"

New Release:

Gnarwhal's "Altered States" EP: A Fuzzy, Doomy Delight Now Streaming

Metalheads, brace yourselves for a sonic avalanche from the Great White North! Yellowknife's very own Gnarwhal has just dropped their latest EP, "Altered States", and it's a fuzzy, doomy delight that's sure to rattle your eardrums. Since their inception in 2021, Gnarwhal has been leading the heavy music resurgence in their frosty hometown, and with this new EP, they're ready to take the world by storm.
Vocalist Mark Kilbride describes the EP as a portrayal of resilience and a fight against the complexities of our own thoughts and emotions. "There seems to be a common thread to most of the lyrics on the album and I feel listeners will be able to relate their own experiences to the songs," he says.
"Altered States" represents a significant evolution in Gnarwhal's musical journey, offering a darker and heavier atmosphere compared to their debut release. From the haunting melodies of “Tides” to the introspective depth of “From Her Hands”, each track on the EP contributes to a cohesive and immersive listening experience.

Despite the challenges of the pandemic and unforeseen obstacles during the recording process, Gnarwhal remained steadfast in their commitment to delivering a powerful and authentic musical statement. Produced and mixed by Dan Ponich, mastered by David Collins, and adorned with stunning artwork by Jonah Cutler, "Altered States" is a must-listen for fans of Mastodon, Elder, and Truckfighters.
"Altered States" was released on May 24, 2024, and is available for order digitally and on vinyl at Gnarwhal's Bandcamp.
You can also listen to the EP's full stream premiere via Bravewords.

Track Listing:
Tides (3:37)
The War / Nothing More (6:36)
From Her Hands (3:46)
Altered States (3:19)
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Gnarwhal has outdone themselves, creating a fusion that feels both fresh and timeless. The blend of traditional heavy elements with fuzzy, doomy rock is not just a gimmick—it’s a revelation. Each track stands strong on its own, yet together they form a cohesive narrative that’s as compelling as it is brutal. Gnarwhal has proven that they’re not just a band; they’re pioneers, pushing the boundaries of what metal can be. So, fire up your speakers, crank the volume, and let "Altered States" transport you to the heart of Yellowknife, where the frost bites hard and the metal bites harder. Trust me, this is one parade you don’t want to miss. \m/