Since forming in Montreal, Canada in late 2007, The Great Sabatini has released four EPs and four full length albums, and logged seemingly endless tour dates around North America and Europe. The music is an aggressive mixture of noise rock, doom, hardcore, and metal wrapped up in a burly sludge aesthetic.
After working together for 11 years, the band has refined their heartfelt noisy sludge to perfection. Their upcoming album ‘Goodbye Audio’ due out November 16th, 2018 is a prime example of the harmony and aptitude that can only come from over a decade of being together; it’s a more robust and evolved sound, but still maintaining the caustic energy they had when they started.
Teaming up with Decibel Magazine, the quartet have a new video to share ‘You’re Gonna Die (Unsatisfied)’.
“You’re Gonna Die (Unsatisfied)” is about dealing with an addiction to one’s own work ethic. You can work at making yourself better at something, but there will never be enough time to reach perfection. This thought came from watching an interview with Japanese tattoo master Horyoshi III. To me, the idea boiled down to the inevitability of death vs. the desire to create things and get better at it. Resigning myself to death and the simple fact that I’ll never achieve the level of craft I strive for during my lifetime can be either freeing or oppressive, depending on what side of the bed I wake up on, I guess. Our friend Garth at Troublelight Pictures shot and edited the video for us. It’s a straight up performance video, but he made us look cool and the video has a dark timbre to it.” says guitarist / vocalist Sean Sabatini.
Watch the video HERE.
The band adds about ‘Goodbye Audio’:
“We’re trying to give people a raw-ass document of abrasive sludge and noise rock in the most hi-fi package possible. We’re not interested in polish or smoothing over any rough edges… just achieving something of high sonic quality that presents the band that we are today…”
‘Goodbye Audio’ will be available on vinyl from No List Records, Ancient Temple Records and No Why Records. Cassette version from Pink Lemonade and features an exclusive bonus track Drain The Swamp only available on that format. Digital download and album pre-order available on TGS’ Bandcamp here.
1. Still Life With Maggots (2:06)
2. Dog Years (4:21)
3. Strip Mall or, The Pursuit Of Crappiness Parts 1-4 (3:11)
4. You’re Gonna Die (Unsatisfied) (3:28)
5. Tax Season In Dreamland (4:06)
6. Brute Cortege (3:16)
7. Hand Of Unmaking (14:06)
Album Length: 34:37
All dates with Cellos.