Hailing from Austin, Glassing combine post-metalisms with black-metal blasts, gaining comparisons to modern favorites like Sumac, Pelican, 5ive, early Cave In and Sannhet — touches of post-rock, prog, doom and hardcore all exist in the ether, but never stick around long enough to grab hold. The trio's most recent offering is Spotted Horse — an overflowing cornucopia of monolithic riffs that sail with intensity, get broken up with destructive blasts and then head back to the riff once more. Above all, the band keeps in tight and interesting for the 40-plus minute journey, avoiding the 100-percent gloom route for an air of hopefulness and a heaping helping of melody.
Glassing's latest video for "Way Out" shows off what may be the band's best side: the live stage. Interspersed between fascinating Rorschach-like mirrored visuals, we see the band ripping away against a simple backdrop – swaying in headbanging unison, jaws clenched and veins bulging as they belts out the track "Way Out."
Order your copy of Spotted Horse via Brutal Panda, and catch Glassing on tour (see dates below).
GLASSING on TOUR
6/01/2019 Barracuda – Austin, TX
6/14/2019 Ventura – San Antonio, TX
6/15/2019 Rudyards – Houston, TX
6/27/2019 Freetown Boom Boom Room – Lafayette, LA
6/28/2019 Santos – New Orleans, LA
6/29/2019 Bald Eagle Pub – Baton Rouge, LA
6/30/2019 The Nick – Birmingham, AL
7/01/2019 Springwater Supper Club – Nashville, TN
7/02/2019 House Show – Richmond, VA
7/03/2019 Kung Fu Neck Tie – Philadelphia, PA
7/05/2019 The Middle East – Boston, MA
7/06/2019 Brooklyn Bazaar Basement – Brooklyn, NY
7/07/2019 TBA – Pittsburgh, PA
7/08/2019 Now That's Class – Cleveland, OH
7/09/2019 Sleeping Village – Chicago, IL
7/10/2019 Foam – St. Louis, MO
7/11/2019 Whittier Bar – Tulsa, OK
7/12/2019 The Bike Shop – Dallas, TX
7/13/2019 Haltom Theater – Fort Worth, TX