(L-R): Turner Midzain – Guitar/Vocals, Kevin Nelson – Drums, Mike Badmington – Bass/VocalsPhoto | Credit: Trevor Hatter
Calgary’s Woodhawk are at it again with a new album being released in November! With it comes their second single "Heartsopper” premiered 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:
Oct 25 - Vancouver, BC - Railway Club
Oct 26 - Kamloops, BC - Pogue Mahones
Nov 2 - **Beer Launch Party - New Level Brewing in Calgary
Nov 8 - Calgary, AB - Palomino (Album Release Show)
Nov 9 - Edmonton, AB - Temple w/ The Wild!
**New Level Brewing and Woodhawk have teamed up to make a Violent Nature Beer! Come down to New Level Brewing November 2nd, for the beer launch. Woodhawk will be down there all day spinning records, selling merch and drinking the fine nectars they’ve created with New Level Brewing.
Track Listing: 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
First single "Weightless Light" :