Just in time for the end days, Richmond, Virginia’s THE CATALYST return with the long-awaited followup to 2009’s criminally underrated Swallow Your Teeth, a sonic odyssey into the furthest, blackest reaches of interstellar space and the human psyche that is fittingly titled Voyager.
Recorded over two weeks in the Spring of 2012 at Richmond’s legendary Sound Of Music Recording Studio (GWAR, AVAIL, LAMB OF GOD, STRIKE ANYWHERE) by producer Bryan Walthall, Voyager comprises the band’s most focused, crushing, and relentless work to date. Having recently parted ways with longtime multi-instrumentalist Jamie Faulstich, THE CATALYST reemerges as a trio without having shed even a hair of the genre-bending, disorienting intensity they have come to be known for.
These ten brand new songs–clocking in at just under 40 minutes–touch on an almost unbelievable range of influences. From the feedback-saturated heroics of NIRVANA and THE MELVINS to the blistering hardcore punk sounds of BORN AGAINST and CONVERGE with stops along the way to check in with TORCHE, YOUNG WIDOWS, DRIVE LIKE JEHU and more.
The 12" LP is out everywhere September 4th, 2012, and features stunning cover art by Brien White on a heavy duty, full-color gatefold with three different color vinyl variants and includes a digital download with every purchase. The band will be hitting the road July 22nd for a month long tour stretching as far west as the Rocky Mountains. In tow, they will have an advance limited run of the LP on clear and orange haze vinyl limited to 200 pieces.