News•February 21, 2015 10:13 AM ET•2,653 views
Sweet Cobra signs with Magic Bullet for new album
Official press release: Magic Bullet Records is ecstatic to announce the signing of Chicago-based Sweet Cobra for the release of their anxiously awaited new studio album, Earth, late this Spring. The band's triumphant new LP was recorded and produced by Matt Talbott of Hum and Kurt Ballou of Converge, and also features guest musical contributions from each artist. Earth is their first full-length recording since their lauded 2010-released Mercy. Recording was completed in late 2013 with Talbot and Ballou at Talbot's Earth Analog Studios near Champaign, Illinois, mixed by Ballou at his Godcity Studio in Salem, Massachusetts, and with final mastering by Carl Saff. Earth shows the band hungrier than ever, with the trusted and infectious ferocity fans will expect as well as a slick, more accessible approach. Issued Magic Bullet Records owner Brent Eyestone on getting hooked by the material on Earth, even before its final mastering, "Holy hell... it's completely badass! Kind of a new sound for the band; catchier, and I can see the appeal of the sound being much broader than their previous output. I get similar feelings from the best Queens of the Stone Age, Quicksand, and Young Widows records... super catchy slabs of heaviness." The members of Sweet Cobra collectively offered a humble statement on the signing with Magic Bullet and the upcoming release of Earth: "We are honored to be working with Magic Bullet and have always felt a kinship to the label and artists they release. Earth is a deeply personal album for us, and it was a liberating experience to explore new sounds and dynamics in these songs with Matt and Kurt at the helm capturing it." Earth will see release late this Spring on multiple formats; stand by in the coming weeks for an official street date, additional insight and audio samples from the LP. Also watch for Sweet Cobra tour dates throughout the year, including an already sold-out show with Hum in Grand Rapids on April 25th.
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