The Skinny: Stoner metal fuzz, plus punk rock speed and simplicity. American Sharks have created this sound, to amazing effect, on their self-titled debut album out September 17th on The End Records. Listen to the rip-roaring first single “XVI” just above now!

The album begins with guitarist Will Ellis’ simple two-note drone that’s been caked with fuzzy effects so the lead-off track “Iron Lungs” hits with maximum force. He’s soon joined by Mike Hardin’s bass and tortured, bellowing vocals and Nick Cornetti’s chugging drum beat on the song that bows out in one minute thirty four seconds, practically over before it started. Recorded quickly in four days at Austin’s Fifth Street Studios by Bryan Richie, the album’s sound and pace was obvious almost from the start with first takes on Cornetti’s drum tracks serving as the bedrock for the band’s sound.

American Sharks Track Listing:

01. Iron Lungs
02. Overdrive
03. Satan’s Overture Pt. 1
04. Indian Man
05. XVI
06. Freak Out
07. Demon With Glass Sword
08. Cocaine
09. 11:11

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