- Brand: God Damn
- Product Code: goddamn-goddamn
Clear Vinyl. Includes a printed inner sleeve and a download coupon.
At the same time as recording their third full-length album, former Catholic chorister and lead vocalist of Black Country rock trio God Damn, Thomas Edward, was suspended from his teaching job for destroying bibles. “It really wasn't even that satanic, I felt that little baptised choir boy kick in as I was ‘recycling’ them and said "Lord have mercy on me". A colleague filmed the whole thing and a member of staff emailed it in to the school, pretending to be a put-out parent. I think I saw it as separating the state from religion.” Themes of religion, spirituality, society, and politics permeate throughout their forthcoming self-titled album out 14th February on One Little Indian Records. “Paradoxical thoughts and musings of confliction. Debating the good and evil of religion and morals, questioning what I believe in rather than just finding the flaws in what others choose to follow blindly. Album closer Satellite Prongs is about what I would like to happen to me when I die. I don't want a coffin, return me to the soil and beam me from our sun" ponders Edward, talking about the new record. The lauded band recorded the album live over the course of just a few days with legendary producer Sylvia Massy (System of a Down, Smashing Pumpkins, Deftones, Johnny Cash, REM, Slayer, Babes In Toyland, Tool), even taking to a disused tube station to record parts for the album. “We needed that booming, reverberant drum sound with lots of decay. We recorded in Aldwych station, known for the storage of priceless art during wartime and the setting of the Prodigy's Firestarter music video. “We were on the red tape and financial clock of 1hr to get the setup and recording of parts needed, that included hundreds of steps carrying heavy gear and getting the perfect take. There was a real creepy nostalgic feel to a periodic, abandoned tube station that really added to the sentiment of the song.”