New York tech metal exhibitionists CAR BOMB have unveiled their first full-length offering in five years. Entitled "w^w^^w^w", the independently released 12-track longplayer was recorded, produced, mixed, and mastered by the band between 2011 and 2012 at their own studios in Long Island and Brooklyn, produced by guitarist Greg Kubacki, and featuring guest vocals by Joseph Duplantier of GOJIRA on the track "Third Revelation".
Comments the band in a statement: "We're beyond excited to once and for all complete and release this thing. Every aspect of this recording — writing, recording, mixing, mastering, artwork, you name it — was done 100% by the band. It took as much time as most people spend going to college, but we think it was worth the wait."
Often referred to as "double-u click double-u" for short, "w^w^^w^w" is clearly CAR BOMB's most ambitious and diverse offering to date. Songs range from the 50 seconds of syncopated chaos that is "Auto-Named", and the catchy, mid-tempo "Lower The Blade", to the speed-metal-infused "The Seconds". Each track displays the typical chaotic timing that is signature CAR BOMB, yet expresses a clear thematic differentiation to make it its own.
CAR BOMB released its debut full-length, "Centralia", via Relapse Records in 2007. Called "esoteric and experimental," by About.com, the band followed the release with a gaggle of live performances as well as a split seven-inch single with BURNT BY THE SUN before going on an unofficial hiatus. The digital release of "w^w^^w^w" (which reached the #2 spot on BandCamp's Top Sellers list this week) follows CAR BOMB's short-but-epic tour with GOJIRA this summer. CD and vinyl release dates will be announced in the coming weeks.
"w^w^^w^w" track listing: 01. The Sentinel
03. Finish It
04. Lower The Blade
06. Third Revelation
07. Recursive Patterns
08. Spirit Of Poison
09. Magic Bullet
11. This Will Do The Job
12. The Seconds
CAR BOMB: Elliot Hoffman - Drums
Greg Kubacki - Guitar
Jon Modell - Bass
Michael Dafferner - Vocals