GAYTHEIST premier new tracks via and Metal Underground

By on April 18, 2013


Anticipation is getting hot and heavy for the May 21st release of Gaytheist’s brand new album Hold Me…But Not So Tight, and the press of the world is only fanning the flames. This week, Exclaim! premiered the track “Spread ‘Em” from the new album, calling it an “all-out assault” that fits “somewhere between the melodically minded metal of Torche and sludge gods the Melvins.”

As well, Metal Underground brought the track “Wisdom of the Asshole” to the world, pointing out the band’s “energetic heaviness” and also talking up the interview that the site did with Gaytheist’s own Jason Rivera.

Things are only going to get hotter in the world of Gaytheist as they have a bunch of record release shows scheduled here in the NW, including a show with the ever-amazing Red Fang in the band’s hometown of Portland. Check out the dates below and then let us know if you want to hear the full album or want to premiere another track from this incredible record.

Record Release Shows:
May 22nd – Portland @ White Owl Social Club w/ Red Fang
June 1st – Tacoma, WA @ New Frontier w/ Argonaut
June 7th – Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge w/ Monogamy Party
June 8th – Seattle, WA @ KSUB — In-Studio Performance

Summer Festivals:
June 19th-22nd – Calgary, Alberta – Sled Island Festival
July 27th – Seattle, WA – Capitol Hill Block Party
Gaytheist recorded Hold Me…But Not So Tight in a whirlwind session earlier this year at Interlace Audio with Stealth Beats producer Stephan Hawkes. Don’t let the brevity of their efforts give the impression that the album will sound rushed and half-assed. Rather, it’s a testament to the tight musicianship between front man and guitarist Jason Rivera and his crack rhythm section Nickolis Parks (drums) and Tim Hoff (bass). Gaytheist is as lean and mean as ever on these 12 songs.

Artist: Gaytheist
Album: Hold Me…But Not So Tight
Label: Good to Die Records
Release Date: May 21st, 2013
Format: LP / Digital

Track list:
1. Starring in “The Idiot”

2. The Restoration
3. Stomach Pains
4. 60 Easy Payments
5. Dopple & The Gang
6. Poocano
7. Spread ’em
8.  Elderly Assassin
9. MANhattan
10. Contest of Competence
11. Wisdom of the Asshole
12. Into the Trap

Press Quotes:

“Your mom, your daddy, and that one person you like from the grocery store?
They’re all gaytheists. Oh, and you are too for that matter.”
-Vice Magazine

“Armed with a rumbling low end, spasming drums, concrete slabs of guitar and
darkly hysterical lyrics expressing a general disdain for humanity, the group has
actually been cattle-prodding the underbelly of the local music scene.”
-Willamette Week

“Jason Rivera might be the most sharply dressed man ever to front a band
capable of leveling a city block.”
-The Portland Mercury

“They are the musical version of Shark Week, a super predator hidden by deceptively
calm waters.” Guide

“Jesus, Gaytheist. You’ve rendered me speechless…some of the most creative
shred I’ve ever heard out of Portland.”
-The Seattle Passive-Aggressive

“Jesus fuck a walrus, this band is amazing.”
-American Aftermath



Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.