2018 marks the return of Oxford-based sludge-metal titans Desert Storm as they prepare to follow the release of 2014’s critically-acclaimed Omniscient album with their new opus Sentinels, confirmed for release this coming March 16th via APF Records.

Ahead of the release, the band have a new video out for the track “Drifter” and they’re premiering it right here with us.

Vocalist Matt Ryan has this to say about the track: ““Drifter” is about a hitching vinyl junkie who travels through the grooves of the track. Much in the same vein as the classic road, hitcher, Western tales. It’s a call-back to some of our earlier songs, and exists within the same universe as “Shadow of an Eagle” and “Pocketwatch”. A sun blasted, barren and sandy environment. In “Shadow” we roll in a pickup, an alter ego freight-hopping in “Pocketwatch”, and the “Drifter” pitch-hikes through the grooves on the track. The Drifter can also be interpreted as our listener in this case, as they journey whilst listening through the song.”

Sentinels Track Listing:

01. Journey’s End
02. Too Far Gone
03. The Brawl
04. Kingdom Of Horns
05. Gearhead
06. Drifter
07. The Extrovert
08. Convulsion
09. Capsized
10. Outro

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.