Atlanta’s VOLUME IV may have been quiet as of late, but with a huge year ahead of them and many things to announce in the coming months, they’re kicking things off by taking their southern-tinged biker doom riffs on the road and laying waste to the south as well as the east coast.
VOLUME IV tour dates:
11/1 Birmingham, Alabama @ The Bottletree
11/4 Atlanta, GA @ The Basement
11/7 Brunswick, GA @ HBGB
11/8 Savannah, GA @ The Jinx
11/22 Montgomery, AL @ Head On The Door
12/4 Spartanburg, SC @ Groundzero
12/5 Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone
12/6 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
12/31 Pensacola, FL @ Handlebar
With equal parts elegant beauty and steamrolling aggression, VOLUME IV serve up a piece of ear candy for the ages with Long In The Tooth. This first release with Ripple Music is a concise, 36-minute thrill ride of swampy metal heroics, featuring heavy grooves, classic bluesy stoner riffs, and an overall impending sense of doom.
These boys bring back the old school attitude of musical sensibility, working hard to master your instrument, and taking pride in creating a wide pallet of musical styles: Thunderous drumming locked tight within the pocket, bass guitar providing a dense foundation for the thick guitar and gritty yet melodic vocals that lay on top. In a world where everything is mechanized, click-tracked and auto-tuned, VOLUME IV does it the only way, the honest way, straight from the gut, as Mark praised in his review “…if you miss the COC that made that run of albums from ‘Deliverance’ to ‘Arms Of God’ or you have found the latest Down EP to be a bit stock and want an album that can kick your ass and then sing you to sleep, ‘Long In The Tooth‘ might just be your album of the year“.
Individually the members of Volume IV have shared the stage with legendary acts such as Motörhead, Iron Maiden, Danzig, Mastodon, Corrosion Of Conformity and Down just to name a few. Led by singer/guitarist Joe Carpenter and filled out by bassist Blake Parris and drummer Troy King, Volume IV has stunned the metal world with one of the most anticipated releases of the year.
Long In The Tooth is out now via Ripple Music, the physical LP & CD formats can be ordered from the labels webstore, while Downloads are available from Bandcamp, now stream this deep fried slice of southern rock below:
Source: Southern Cross PR