Calgary’s Woodhawk are at it again with a new album being released in November! With it comes their second single "Heartsopper” is premiering via TheObelisk.net HERE .
The track comes from “Violent Nature”, the band's sophomore album, which steps away from the science fiction themes evident on their previous release 2017's "Beyond The Sun" and takes a more therapeutic turn, as the band explains:
“On previous efforts, we wrote from a science fiction standpoint. It’s where we all were at, at the point in our lives and reflected what we wanted to say and represent. Now, we believe in honesty and find the therapeutic side of music. This album has been an expressive honest view into our lives over the past 2 years.”
Putting a lot of time and production into the new album with producer Jesse Gander (Rain City Recorders), Woodhawk has worked really hard to capture energy and emotion. The second single is an observation of how we all have friends who live different lives from our own. Vocalist/guitarist Turner explains further:
"'Heartstopper' was the first song we wrote for the album and was definitely reworked more than anything else on the record. Usually, we scrap the first few we write until we find our groove. But this one just stuck. It tells the tale of how I have friends who live in completely different worlds and live totally different lives. One one side, I have this friend who has faced every major health complication, someone, their age should ever have faced and perceived. But still has the most positive outlook on life. On the other side, the friends who abuse substances and cheat death to the closest point and have no true appreciation for their own life. The juxtaposition in this situation just kind of hit home with all of us."
For fans of Black Sabbath, The Sword, and Clutch, "Violent Nature" is available for pre-order via the band's Bandcamp .
See Woodhawk live on the following dates:
1. Snake In The Grass (4:46)
2. Weightless Light (3:38)
3. Dry Blood (4:30)
4. Heartstopper (4:40)
5. Old Silence (4:46)
6. Clear The Air (5:32)
7. Violent Nature (5:31)
8. As A Friend (4:31)
9. Our Greatest Weakness (6:57)
Album Length: 44:54
From the foot of the majestic Rocky Mountains hails Calgary, AB’s rock n’ roll trio Woodhawk. Masters of the straight-ahead riff rock, Woodhawk blends classic rock influences of Black Sabbath and Thin Lizzy with smooth grooves, cranked amps, and heavy-hitting drums. The coalescence of melodious vocals, catchy riffs, and dynamic instrumentation creates a vast soundscape for the listener to explore. With lyrical themes of science fiction and sorcery to more recent themes of struggles and triumph, Woodhawk wears their heart on their sleeve.
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on National Loud Top 20 for 2017- Canadian College Radio Charts ( Earshot ) (Album – Beyond The Sun)
The best Canadian metal of 2017: Top 15, according to Hellbound.ca – – Woodhawk (Album – Beyond The Sun)
“Calgarian riff-riders Woodhawk kicked off the proceedings, hitting all the gritty notes with their raucous roadhouse metal. Propane and Jack flowed freely as the golden western trio woke all them witches with their thematic rock fury.” – Beatroute (AB)
“The riffs are so catchy you’ll be humming them long after you remove headphones and the songs are so good you will be craving the next chance you get to sit down and listen to them again.” – The Sludgelord – Beyond The Sun Review (May 2017)
“Taking influence from bands such as Kyuss, The Sword and Truckfighters. Woodhawk offer a refreshing style of Psych Stoner Metal with moments of Fuzz and Desert Rock that add extra grit to their music.” – Outlaws of The Sun
“Take Red Fang, The Sword and Witchcraft, strip them of nearly all distortion and add a canny knack for catchy as fuck riffs, with a psychedelic edge, and you arrive at the dusty doorstep of Calgarian stoner rockers Woodhawk!” – Worship Metal