Firebreather are a Gothenburg power-trio who make thick, rupturing stoner-metal in the vein of Electric Wizard, High on Fire and their city-mates in Monolord. In February 2022, the band will release a new album called Dwell in the Fog — the follow-up to their 2019 LP, Under a Blood Moon — and today we're stoked to be premiering its lunging intro track, "Kiss of Your Blade."
The seven-minute epic immediately opens up with the type of dense, plumy fuzz tones that make guitar pedal nerds' ears perk up, but the song is a lot more than just an impressive feat of sonic stonerism. The tempo picks up as it moves along, and the massive chords are joined by gnarly lead licks that slice through the smoke and drums that batter the groove into a sludgy, energetic scrum. It's a beastly track and you can hear it above via YouTube.
Dwell in the Fog is out February 22nd via RidingEasy Records and pre-orders are available here.