Writing tunes about space travel, doomed seafarers, and a sentient android hellbent on a camel-killing death crusade, Nashville’s Howling Giant this past August shared part one of the three part “Black Hole Space Wizard” concept record series.
A year later, the nerd power trio returns with part two of the adventure set for release on August 25th, 2017. Playing self indulgent, drop tuned, fuzzed out riffs, “Black Hole Space Wizard: Part 2” is again produced by the band, mixed by Kim Wheeler and mastered by Chris Fasco.
The EP features six cosmic progressive travels of The Pioneer continuing his quest for self-discovery and purpose on the husk planet, Earth. Drummer Zach Wheeler comments:
“Hopefully for our returning fans, it is accepted with open arms and an open mind. As Part 2 of the 3 piece saga, this EP was meant to focus on the travels and trials of The Pioneer, protagonist, and last of mankind. The music reflects his growth and self discovery on a post-apocalyptic planet Earth.
“To new fans/fresh ears, we’d like to invite them into the Black Hole Space Wizard universe through fat stomping riffs, spacey grooves, accessible vocal melody and juicy, pulpy sci-fi madness. We always try to refine our song writing and take one step into new territory with each release, pulling stylistically from whatever inspires us in the moment. Our recorded music is our best interpretation of the sounds we hear in our heads, and our goal is to make our sonic visions clearer with each release.”
Check out a video for first single “The Pioneer” below. Wheeler adds: “This track features a delicious bass riff that grounds the listener before introducing a triumphant chorus and stomping riffs. On this track, you can find Tom heating up the room with some fiery pentatonic exploration.”