London stoner rock veterans STEAK return with their long-awaited third studio album ‘Acute Mania’, to be released on April 1st and available to preorder now on Ripple Music. Watch their epic (NSFW) animated video “Papas Special Custard” over at The Obelisk!
Five years after their sophomore album and Ripple Music debut ‘No God To Save’, STEAK return to melt the blacktop with a new collection of smoldering heavy rock that is made to be played low and slow. Full of their unique take on expansive, powerful, brooding desert blues, their new album ‘Acute Mania’ is an ambitious and utterly confident record from a band that has undoubtedly come into its own. As pinpointed by The Obelisk, ‘Acute Mania’ is the most complex and the broadest-ranging work the foursome has done to date and will enthuse all stoner rock fans as much as it will catch them off guard.
With the album arrival also comes the advent of the limited edition ‘Steak: Mad Lord’ comic book that will be included with the vinyl. Written by Samuel Smith
and illustrated by Rhys Wooton
, the comic book brings together STEAK
‘s long-established post-apocalyptic future and the exaggerated Samurai world of feudal Japan taken from the short film ‘Mad Lord: Samurai of 1000 Deaths’, which soundtrack was entirely recorded by the band.
‘Acute Mania’ features stellar guest vocals from Tom Cameron (ex-Crystal Head) and Chantal Brown (Vodun). It was recorded and mixed by JB Pilon at Buffalo Studio, and mastered by Karl Daniel Lidén at Tri-Lamb Studios, with artwork by Schoph Schofield and Rhys Wootton. It will be released on limited edition color merge/splatter gatefold LP (w/ comic book), black vinyl, CD and digital via Ripple Music.
STEAK New album “Acute Mania”
Out April 1st, 2022 on Ripple Music – PREORDER
2. Dead Meat
4. Last Days
7. Papas Special Custard
Emerging from the shadows of murky London bars, this quartet’s love for the underground knows no bounds. Helping to shape a movement in rock and roll music across the UK and Europe – guitarist Reece Tee is also one of the founding members of the legendary Desertfest – STEAK
has forged a path on a crusade to make cities shake and heads roll since 2012. After releasing a series of devastatingly heavy EPs and their debut full-length ‘Slab City’ on Napalm Records, the foursome found a home on Californian label Ripple Music for the release of their 2017 sophomore album ‘No God to Save’, supported by extensive touring with the likes of John Garcia, The Atomic Bitchwax and Greenleaf. Five years later, STEAK
is finally ready to unleash their long-awaited third full-length ‘Acute Mania’ on Ripple Music. The band will also be appearing at Desertfest London
and Desertfest Berlin
2022 this spring to present the album alongside their greatest stoner rock classics.
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