It's no secret that we're big fans of Arizona trad-metal true believers Spirit Adrift. Their ass-kicking modern take on classic heavy metal is packed with killer guitar harmonies, galloping riffery and epic sing-along choruses straight outta the Eighties. There's shades of Ozzy, Maiden, Mastodon and more. Adding to the intrigue is the fact that bandleader Nate Garrett comes with an inspiring story of overcoming addiction and depression and a history of playing in another one of our favorite rising bands, desert death dealers Gatecreeper.
Today (August 14th), Spirit Adrift unleashed their latest face-melter, "Harmony of the Spheres" — crank it above — and announced their upcoming new album, Enlightened in Eternity. The eight-track LP is set to drop on October 16th via 20 Buck Spin in North America (on Century Media in the rest of the world), and is available for preorder directly from 20 Buck Spin and on Bandcamp.
"I wrote the songs on Enlightened in Eternity before my life fell apart, and from the beginning I set out to make this our most uplifting and empowering album," Garrett commented. "I'm glad I did that, because ironically enough, these songs helped me keep going when things got bad. I'm proud of the work Marcus put in, I'm proud of these songs, and I'm proud of how we navigated the entire experience. This is the most challenging record I've ever made, and it's my favorite record I've ever made. I hope it helps others the way it helped me."
Below, see Garrett repping his favorite band tee as part of our "The Best Shirt Ever" series: