Gaytheist has just unleashed Stealth Beats via Seattle's Good To Die Records. The album is 12 tracks and 23 minutes of pummeling yet melodic punk-metal that Spin.com has hailed as "combining the howl of the Jesus Lizard with the pop-leaning mania of Torche to thrilling effect". Willamette Weekly has also jumped on the high-praise bandwagon saying "Gaytheist is a trio that rips rock music apart like a paper shredder, and does so with infectious and gleeful abandon. Fans of Black Elk, Scratch Acid, and all manner of hard-edged metal deconstruction will find plenty of bile to swish between their teeth.”
It's safe to say people are excited about Gaytheist, and for excellent reason. The bands third (first on Good to Die) and most crushing album to-date, Stealth Beats, is now available on vinyl and digital formats, and you can find it streaming in its entirety on the band's official Bandcamp page [link above].
Meanwhile Gaytheist has added a few additional dates to a string of Northwest shows in September and October, with more touring in the works.
9/08 – Portland, OR @ Rontoms (Burnside Distro MFNW Party) – 2pm
9/08 – Portland, OR @ People's Sandwich w/ Rabbits, Fist Fite - 4pm
9/14 – Portland, OR @ Kenton Club (Portland Record Release Show)
9/15 – Seattle, WA @ The Comet (Seattle Record Release) w/ Deadkill, Monogamy Party, Battle Stations
10/13 - Portland, OR @ Berbati's (DBmonkey 10th anniversary)
10/18 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey w/ Absolute Monarchs + guests, DJ Hannah Levin
“There are rumbling bass lines that would not sound out of place on a Jesus Lizard record, adding depth to the abrasive guitar riffs that put the rock into this heavy punk sound. Tuneful but aggressive at the same time, the songs are short sharp shocks that leave you wanting to play them again.”
-Black Insect Laughter (UK)
"...eccentric post-hardcore (in the early ’90s, old-fashioned sense) with some quirky vocal theatrics and odd-ball lyrics (see “Post-Apocalyptic Lawsuit”) that together sound like a heck of a lot of fun. Catch these dudes at a Romney/Ryan rally near you!"
"STEALTH BEATS, has the air of the 80’s hardcore explosion, fused with chunky riffs adopted from modern hardcore, accompanied by singing styles that range from beautifully clean blasts to trashy, throat-tearing screams."
- Seattle Music Insider