|Nuclear Blast Entertainment
Release Date: 23 September 2016
Format: LP Vinyl
|Crobot Welcome To Fat City Limited Deluxe Gatefold Vinyl LP
;; Stirring up down ‘n’ dirty rock ‘n’ roll, swaggering blues, doomy metal and strangely sexy funk into a grimy cauldron, the Pennsylvania quartet - Brandon Yeagley (lead vocals, harmonica), Chris Bishop (guitar, vocals),
Jake Figueroa (bass) and Paul Figueroa (drums) - make rock music gonzo again by blasting it to outer space.
;; Following the release of 2014’s ‘Something Supernatural’, Crobot tore up the road back on Earth. They’d share bills with the likes of the legendary
Motörhead, Anthrax, Volbeat, Clutch, The Sword and more, in addition to performing at festivals such as Download, Shiprocked, Motörhead’s MotörBoat, Rock On The Range, Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Graspop and
Rocklahoma, to name a few. Along the way, they landed coverage from Rolling Stone, Metal Hammer, Classic Rock, Kerrang and many others.
;; Towards the end of 2015, the boys began plotting their next move. During downtime with Motörhead, they carved out a week for pre-production with Machine (Lamb Of God, Clutch, Gym Class Heroes) in Austin, TX, sowing the creative seeds. “We played so many shows since ‘Something Supernatural’ came out,” adds Brandon. “Going into ‘Welcome To Fat City’, we knew what worked on stage and what didn’t from the last record. First and foremost, we boil down to a live band. If something doesn’t feel good up there, we
push it aside. That helped pave the way for this new music.”
;; Following recording, they turned to Alan Moulder (Foo Fighters, Wolfmother, Royal Blood, Led Zeppelin, Nine Inch Nails) for mixing. The opener and title track shuffles between a big drum beat, wah-wah-ed out guitar licks and howling vocal delivery. Not For Sale’ steamrolls with an aggressive energy that T-bones on a big, brash and bombastic chant about “standing up for yourself as a human being and not letting anyone take advantage of you,” as the vocalist puts it. Everything concludes on the stampeding crunch of
‘Plague Of The Mammoths’, hinging on an ominous bassline and swell of feedback, emitting a thundering send off.
;; Vinyl format is packaged in a deluxe gatefold sleeve.
Welcome To Fat City
Play It Cool
Not For Sale
Hold On For Dear Life
Temple In The Sky
Right Between The Eyes
Blood On The Snow
Steal The Show
Moment Of Truth
Plague Of The Mammoth