Two exclusives in a day? Unbelievable! But it’s true. Not only did we bring you some tasty sounds from the upcoming Dissona record, we have a full stream of Chemical Burn‘s Raining Anvils!
Ten years have passed since the Los Angeles band released their last album, Bury Your Demons. They, however, return stronger and more determined than ever with Raining Anvils in 2015. Combining powerful grooves with tried-and-true metal riffs, the thrash trio are bringing you an album that easily eclipses their 2005 effort. For fans of Lamb of God and Max Cavalera‘s work in Sepultura and Cavalera Conspiracy, Chemical Burn are ready to bring down some hammers with their own brand of head-bobbingly solid metal.
Without further ado, please enjoy Raining Anvils which is available for you to listen to behind the cut.
A little about the band and album:
Chemical Burn enlisted famed producer Juan Urteaga (Testament, Machine Head, Exodus) to oversee production of Raining Anvils at Oakland’s JingleTown Studios. “We poured all we had into making these songs just right,” declares Chemical Burn’s Mike Garnica (vocals/bass). “Every part was written with the intent to set the world on fire. Then we took them to Juan and he dumped jet fuel on them.”
Having cut his teeth as a tech for the likes Laaz Rocket and Dragonlord, Garnica formed the current formation of Chemical Burn with Kevin Jackson, an acclaimed drummer who’s toured with Primer 55 and many others. Rounding out Chemical Burn is Bay Area shredder Marc Pattison, formerly of Circle II Circle. “Kev and I were instantly on the same page when it came to the writing process,” explains Garnica. “If a song doesn’t light us both up, we go back to the drawing board with it. Eventually a light bulb goes off and it all comes together in a way that stokes the hell out of us.”
Behind the band’s annihilating approach to metal is a message of finding strength amidst life’s obstacles.
“It’s not necessarily just drugs and alcohol, but our day-to-day obsessions, relationships, the drama we get involved in and the emotions we feel from it,” explains Garnica. “A lot of the album is about a journey through a mentality that has gone from a rock bottom of sorts, to a rebirth and new course in life.”
Chemical Burn’s Raining Anvils will be available for purchase on August 7th, 2015. You can pre-order the album via Amazon for $8.99.