Hang Ten is GHOUL's limited edition six-song (mostly) instrumental 10 EP. Featuring guest vocals from Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste, Iron Reagan) as Henchman #1 and the inimitable R.A. MacLean (ex-Deadbolt) as Kreeg, alongside Digestor, Cremator, Fermentor, Dissector and The Moron Cavern-Shackled Choir, Hang Ten was recorded by Salvador Raya at Earhammer Studios in Oakland (birthing home of Splatterhash, Splatterthrash and Transmission Zero), mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound Mastering and sports cover art by Sean Aaberg of Pork Magazine.
Surely an anomaly in GHOULs catalog, the EP features songs written exclusively in their unique brand of surf metal the quartet has previously only dabbled in. Hang Ten picks up right where Transmission Zero left off, relaying the tale of a Creepsylvania in tatters, and the terrible power struggle that ensues between two vicious motorcycle gangs. Noted Cambridge University musical anthropologist Dr. Mantle Bannister PhD had this to say about this odd assortment of tenebrous tunes: Why, its quite remarkable. Ive never heard the like. Is it surf? Not quite. Is it metal? Maybe. Is it jazz? No, thats a stupid question, unfit for a real life noted musical anthropologist such as myself. Its from Creepsylvania, you say? Ghastly country. Absolutely crawling with gypsies. Say, old chap, who let you in to my office?
Hang Ten 10? Track Listing:
1. The Midnight Ride of the Cannibals MC
4. Hang Ten
5. Blood on the Street
6. It Was a Very Good Year
In related news, the masked mutants in GHOUL are preparing to terrorize the US on a live intrusion supporting blackened thrash headliners, Skeletonwitch, and black metal tyrants, Black Anvil! The caravan of chaos will begin September 5th in Chicago and sully nearly two dozen municipalities before coming to a mutinous close on September 24th, 2014 in San Francisco.
Says guitarist/vocalist Digestor:Greetings, Numbskulls! Once againGHOUL is coming to your rotten country to murder and devour your lard-assed, chicken-fried, imbecilic citizenry! We are currently hiding in empty pickle barrels in the hold of a tramp steamer on its way to one of your American ports. Luckily the pickle barrels have Wi-Fi, so I can not only send out this message, but I can tweet about all the things that enrage me on a daily basis. What an exciting time we live in! Anyhooooo, come out to our shows with the mighty Skeletonwitch and Black Anvil, and kiss your ass goodbye! And as always, live for metal, DIE FOR GHOUL!
GHOUL w/ Skeletonwitch, Black Anvil:
9/05/2014 Double door Chicago, IL
9/06/2014 Agora Ballroom Cleveland, OH
9/07/2014 The Waiting Room Buffalo, NY
9/08/2014 The Sinclair Boston, MA
9/09/2014 St. Vitus Brooklyn, NY ** Noisey Presents: GHOUL, Mutant Supremacy, Grudges
9/10/2014 Underground Arts: Black Box Philadelphia, PA
9/11/2014 Mr. Smalls Pittsburgh, PA
9/12/2014 The Empire Springfield, VA
9/13/2014 The Broadberry Richmond, VA
9/14/2014 Tin Roof Charleston SC *
9/15/2014 The Orpheum Tampa, FL
9/16/2014 Masquerade Atlanta, GA
9/17/2014 Siberia New Orleans, LA *
9/18/2014 Fitzgeralds Houston, TX
9/19/2014 Trees Dallas, TX
9/20/2014 Red 7 Austin, TX
9/22/2014 Club Red Phoenix, AZ
9/23/2014 Roxy Theatre Los Angeles, CA
9/24/2014 DNA Lounge San Francisco, CA
** No Skeletonwitch/Black Anvil