Made up of guitarist/vocalist Tom Polzine, drummer/vocalist Zach Wheeler, and recently added bassist/vocalist Sebastian Baltes (son of ACCEPT bassist Peter Baltes), HOWLING GIANT blast forth a cosmic convergence of pulpy sci-fi themes and blistering psych-metal.
Across numerous tours and festival appearances, three EPs and their first full album, the trio harness driving energy, massive tones and otherworldly storytelling to broadcast the enduring message that the universe we live in could stand to loosen up. They deliver this message from stages far and wide as often as possible.
Highlighting towering riffage, tremendous musicianship and golden-throated vocal harmonies, new album The Space Between Worlds is a warp trail of heavy rock so weird it can only be called progressive. Deploying every sonic weapon in HOWLING GIANT’s arsenal, the album also features friend of the band Drew Harakal adding organ and synth textures, and a guest cameo from ASG singer Jason Shi on the track “Ice Castle.”
The Space Between Worlds arrived September 27, 2019 via Blues Funeral Recordings, capping off a year that included a sold-out reissue of their debut EP, coveted slots at Psycho Smokeout and Psycho Las Vegas, and placement in a Vans commercial for pro skater Geoff Rowley.
“The record’s a blast, echoing with mid-paced jams about ghosts, chasms and interstellar travel with no sense of winking irony. Howling Giant have made the kind of record that’s to be taken deeply seriously in part because it doesn’t insist that you do.” – Kerramg! "This album sounds like if The Sword made Mastodon’s Crack the Skye." – Burnt Coffee Reviews
“The perfect balance between melancholy discontent and unrepentant aggression.” – CVLT Nation
“They manifest crunch and gallop in kind and still set up a smooth-moving flow within and between the songs. It’s fast, and it’s a lot to keep up with, but that’s the idea.” – The Obelisk
“This band has perfected the art of drama in music.” – Heavy Blog is Heavy
"An intriguing and compelling blend of sludge, mixed with more classical doom elements, and even a few hints of prog... a combo of Mastodon, Khemmis and Howling Giant.” – Angry Metal Guy
Born in the wild Appalachian green of West Virginia in 2008, thrashy stoner-metal quartet Horseburner has never shied from hard toil.
From their first live performance and debut Dirt City EP in 2009, the first tour (of many) in 2011, the Strange Giant 7-inch EP in 2013, straight through to first album Dead Seeds, Barren Soil in 2016, the band was driven and heavily DIY.
Horseburner have played hundreds of shows nationwide with acts like Torche, Weedeater, Skeletonwitch, Goatwhore, Obituary, Corrosion of Conformity, The Obsessed, Karma to Burn, Cough, Prong, ASG and Bell Witch, and have appeared at tastemaker festivals including Maryland Doom Fest, Doomed and Stoned Indianapolis, Doomed and Stoned Ohio, Firebreather Fest, New England Stoner and Doom Fest and Descendants of Crom.
In 2019, Horseburner took a necessary leap in pursuit of growth by teaming up with internationally-renowned heavy label Ripple Music for the worldwide release of their sophomore full-length.
The Thief was issued on August 9th, with relentless touring throughout the year and continuing into 2020.