Hamburg’s Sludge Metalists, High Fighter are set to unleash their second album on the unsuspecting world come the end of July 2019.
I say ‘unsuspecting,’ for ‘Champain’ is likely to surprise even some of their diehard fans with this brutal follow-up to their 2014 debut EP, ‘The Goat Ritual,‘ and first LP, ‘Scars and Crosses‘ which gained them so much attention two years later.
Whereas their previous album was laden with big, heavy riffs with stoner / blues influences rising to the fore, ‘Champain‘ is sounding much more brutal; more angry. It’s not for taking any prisoners, that’s for sure!
So that fans and interested observers alike can brace themselves for the full album onslaught at the end of July, High Fighter have kindly released two singles. Both showcase vocalist Mona Miluski’s incredible range, veering from Death Metal growls and mean screams to her Stoner Rock, Soul and Blues roots.
The first, ‘Before I Disappear‘ came out in May of this year, and now the follow-up, ‘Dead Gift,’ has been made available. Both can be purchased, and the album pre-ordered, via the band’s Bandcamp page.
But you can listen to them both right here and now.
‘Champain’ will be released on July 26th 2019 via Argonauta Records.
Make that note in your diary!