After recruiting Steve Markota
’s new drummer in summer of 2017, the band knew it was now the peak time to refocus and start afresh. With gigs as the motivation, over the following year or so the Kingston, NY heavy blues triad set about performing in the U.S.. From Doomed & Stoned Festival to New England Stoner and Doom Festival, from The Maryland Doom Fest to the Descendants of Crom, then throw in a support slot for Acid King, many other righteous shows, and a full year did bloom indeed.
All the while, a revitalized Geezer
was writing and road-testing new songs. It became clear that one album was not enough to fully capture what was happening. An EP would be the foundation to set the stage for an upcoming full-length. Drawing inspiration from the most recent Child EP vinyl release, Geezer
hooked up with Kozmik Artifactz
to release their own EP in the same vein. Limited Edition, one color cover, black vinyl, no bells or whistles… just rock and roll.
The result is the mind-altering new EP, ‘ Spiral Fires
’. A three-song collection edifying the embodiment of Geezer’s quest for all things heavy, trippy, and groovy. ‘ Spiral Fires
’ is the first passage in their new journey.
'Spiral Fires' - Track List:
Spiral Fires Part 1
Spiral Fires Part 2
Guitarist and vocalist Pat Harrington on the new EP:
“Hooking up with Steve changed the band. For the first time in a long while, we had the ability to really take our time and see where the music would take us. Changes were taking place, we were traveling to new musical landscapes. Along the way, a flash of light would appear over the horizon, these songs are those moments… lightning in a bottle.”
The 'Spiral Fires' EP will be available on vinyl through Kozmik Artifactz in the near future. The band is releasing the EP for digital download and streaming through Bandcamp on Friday, February 8, 2019 .
Spiral Fires was produced by Pat Harrington. Recorded at Darkworld Studio in Kingston, NY, by Matthew Cullen and assistant engineers David Daw and Robert Kelly. Mixing was done by Matthew Cullen at The Cat Haus in Catskill, NY, with mastering by Scott Craggs at Old Colony Mastering in Boston, MA. The Spiral Fires cover art is by Lee Fenyves, with design layout by Steve Markota.
Pat Harrington - Guitar/Vocals
Richie Touseull - Bass
Steve Markota - Drums
In 2014, a dark corner of an old dusty metal shop, alongside the menacing blasts of industrial age freight trains, that’s where the sound was forged. Where the rusted steel of a bygone era meets the ancient spirits of legendary mountains, that’s where the reckoning came to be.
As a whole greater than its parts, a beacon arose from the valley below and brought forth a new sense of old ways and a re-calibration of doctrine. In other words…
Geezer lay down thick heavy grooves rooted in the tradition of pre-war slide guitar blues, while simultaneously breaking boundaries through sonic experimentation and improvisation.
- Electrically Recorded Handmade Heavy Blues (Sept. 2013)
- Geezer LiVE! FULL Tilt Boogie (May 2014)
- Gage (Sept. 2014, STB Records, Ripple Music)
- Long Dull Knife (single, May 2015)
- Best of James Marshall Hendrix (July 2015, Magnetic Eye Records)
- Second Coming of Heavy Chapter One - Geezer/Borracho (July 2015, Ripple Music)
- GEEZER (Nov. 2016, STB Records, Ripple Music)
- Psychoriffadelia (May 2017, Kozmik Artifactz)
- A Flagrant Disregard For Happiness (June 2017, STB Records)
What They're Saying:
"Spiral Fires continues to expand Geezer‘s reach in its two-part title-track and in “Darkworld” and “Charley Reefer,” showcasing a shift in dynamic... these songs give a righteous glimpse of where Geezer are at nearly a decade after getting together and where they might be headed from here. Uncharted space brought to earth with anchored, locked-in groove." ~ The Obelisk
Geezer - “Spiral Fires Part 1” lyric video