Progressive metal outfit Khôrada – a new project consisting of former Agalloch members Don Anderson (guitar), Jason Walton (bass) and Aesop Dekker (drums) alongside ex-Giant Squid guitarist/vocalist Aaron John Gregory – have announced the release of their debut studio album. The record will be titled Salt and will be released on July 20 on Prophecy Records. Don Anderson said the following of the record:
San Francisco post/progressive metal trio Grayceon (Giant Squid, et al) have premiered a new track from their upcoming fourth full-length album, IV, via Revolver. The new track is titled “Scorpion” and features the band’s signature assault of venomous guitar riffs and ethereal cello melodies. Vocalist/cellist Jackie Perez Gratz told Revolver the following about the track:
4/5ths of Giant Squid return to the sea, and with a copy of Peter Benchley’s Jaws in hand, with Squalus‘ debut full-length, The Great Fish…
San Francisco’s Giant Squid were an interesting and wholly unique band who traversed the waters (pun intended) of sludge/post-metal in their own way, carving out a special niche for themselves within the genre. Unifying sludge’s lumbering grit and post-metal’s expansiveness, with elements of progressive rock, jazz and a myriad of other musical styles, the band crafted many enthralling, seafaring tales across their 10-plus years of existence.
San Francisco’s Squalus (ex-Giant Squid) have announced the release of their debut full-length record. The forthcoming album, which was produced, mixed, mastered and engineered by Tim Green (Wolves in the Throne Room, Melvins, et al), will be titled The Great Fish and will be released on September 15 via Translation Loss Recordings. The nautically-themed release will be void of guitars and will instead rely on dual basses, keys, drums and vox to tell their seafaring tales. Bassist/vocalist Aaron John Gregory (previous Giant Squid frontman) said the following: