Friday, October 31, 2014
VOLUME IV: Atlanta-Based Biker Doom Trio Starts East Coast/Southern Takeover This Weekend
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.
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
Listen to Volume IV's skull-shattering 2014 release, Long In The Tooth, right here:
Watch the haunting video for "Awake The Dreamer," which premiered on MetalSucks:
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.
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.
"Volume IV draw from a set of southern, '70s, biker and stoner rock, amalgamating the mix into a very spacious, slow-motion burl that possesses a deep groove."
- Metal Hammer
"What draws us to Volume IV is their willingness to step a bit outside the confines of what you might normally expect from a group of stoner/sludge/whatever beardos and longhairs."
“The riff is heavy and the groove is huge, it's biker metal done perfectly. We mentioned this release was highly anticipated, but it surpassed even our expectations. Definitely a top ten album of the year candidate.”
- Stoner Rock BBQ