Restless Spirit have signed a deal with Magnetic Eye Records, joining the label as its first and hottest signing of the year. The driving sludge-prog trio from New York join Magnetic Eye on the heels of self-releasing their acclaimed second album ‘Blood of the Old Gods’ in late 2021, and are already at work on new material for the label, as well as a preparing for a worldwide reissue of their latest offering.
Restless Spirit comment: “When we started Restless Spirit, we decided that we were not going to compromise“, writes guitarist and vocalist Paul Aloisio. “We would do things our way and follow our vision completely on our own until we found our match in a label that we truly feel understands us. We are happy to announce that we have found exactly that in Magnetic Eye Records. We appreciate the laser focus they have for finding original and eclectic artists, and we feel honored to now be counted among them. As for the first order of business, they will be releasing our latest album “Blood of the Old Gods” worldwide, giving it the treatment that we believe it deserves. We are immensely thankful to Jadd and Magnetic Eye for seeing the potential in this album and taking us on. Writing has already started on the next record that we will be releasing through the label, and we are determined to make it even heavier and more exciting than anything that we have done thus far. Our vision is as focused as ever, so get ready!”
Jadd Shickler welcomes Restless Spirit: “This label was founded and built into what it is today in New York, and there’s a vibe to Restless Spirit that grabbed us immediately“, tells the Magnetic Eye director. “Besides writing songs with massive hooks and tons of energy, these guys are driven and capable as hell, and nothing gets a label more interested than a band who hardly seems to need a label. These guys have been making serious headway on their own, from putting out killer music to getting out on tour, and we can hardly wait to see what they do when we put the weight of our experience and resources behind their single-minded focus. We are immensely pleased to welcome RESTLESS SPIRIT to our roster!”
Magnetic Eye will reissue Restless Spirit’s latest album ‘Blood of the Old Gods’ in new CD and vinyl editions later in 2022, giving the impressive release worldwide distribution for the first time. Listen to “Blood of the Old Gods” in full at this link: https://youtu.be/a6BVd8ZQlec
Restless Spirit have announced a fresh set of US dates in support of ‘Blood of the Old Gods.’ Among some one off shows, the trio will also support Tombs and Cloak in April and Acid Witch in May. Please see below for a complete list of currently announced shows.
RESTLESS SPIRIT LIVE 2022
26 MAR 2022 Amityville, NY (US) Amityville Music Hall +Extinction AD
05 APR 2022 Providence, RI (US) Dusk +Tombs + Cloak
06 APR 2022 Philadelphia, PA (US) Silk City +Tombs + Cloak
07 APR 2022 Baltimore, MD (US) Metro Gallery +Tombs + Cloak
08 APR 2022 Winston Salem, NC (US) Break Time +Tombs + Cloak
09 APR 2022 Greenville, SC (US) Radio Room +Tombs + Cloak
10 APR 2022 Atlanta, GA (US) Boggs +Tombs + Cloak
16 APR 2022 Brooklyn, NY (US) Kingsland +Evoken +Tombs
09 May 2022 Chicago, IL (US) Reggie’s +Acid Witch
10 May 2022 St Louis, MO (US) Red Flag +Acid Witch
11 May 2022 Oklahoma City, OK (US) Oil Room +Acid Witch
12 May 2022 Tulsa, OK (US) Whittier Bar
13 May 2022 Ft Worth, TX (US) Ridglea Lounge
14 May 2022 New Orleans, LA (US) Santos +Acid Witch
15 May 2022 Nashville, TN (US) Springwater +Acid Witch
20 May 2022 Richmond, VA (US) The Camel, Big Takeover Fest
25 May 2022 Brooklyn, NY (US) Elsewhere Zone One +SOM
Although Restless Spirit have only been active since 2018, the trio from Long Island, New York count already two full-length and four EPs under their belt. Despite naming influences as wide as Black Sabbath, Type O Negative, and The Sword, the band has clearly carved their very own path through the US underground metal scene. Their ferocious riffs firmly set their hooks into the listeners’ ears. Restless Spirit fit seamlessly within the stoner doom scene, yet the trio trade a strict diet of fuzz for a more varied, melodic approach.
Their latest album, ‘Blood of the Old Gods’ finds Restless Spirit experimenting by adding a cohesive narrative throughout its 39 minutes of pounding heaviness. Featuring brooding artwork from famed pulp-painter Frank Frazetta, ‘Blood of the Old Gods’ weaves together grandiose sonic landscapes and haunting moment that leave an lasting impression, and which earned the band top honours on the Doom Charts with a #1 ranking in December of 2021.
Currently, Restless Spirit are preparing to finally start touring in support of ‘Blood of the Old Gods’ this spring. The album will be reissued later this year. The band is also working hard on their third full-length, which will be released worldwide via Magnetic Eye Records.
Paul Aloisio – guitar, vocals
Jon Gusman – drums
Marc Morello – bass
Style: Stoner Metal / Sludge-Prog
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