After getting its feet wet in a molten pool of heavy blues with the 2012 self-titled debut EP, Green Desert Water is ready for the next conquest. The Oviedo, Spain-based three-piece has been making a name for itself as one of the best-kept-secrets of the Iberian heavy underground, and with "Solar Plexus" - the debut full length - the band has never sounded readier to let the cat out of the proverbial bag. And by "cat out of the bag," we mean unleashing classic power trio grooves - all primo, all soul, but heavier and thicker and more modern than the first record.
Just check out the new song "Open Your Wings" in the player above, which also provides a pre-order link. "Solar Plexus" is out on April 28th via Small Stone.
Comprised of guitarist/vocalist Kike Sanchís, bassist Juan Arias García, and drummer/backing vocalist Javi González, Green Desert Water sinks its teeth into hellacious boogie on songs like "Open Your Wings" and find the place where Black Sabbath and Mountain could've met on "Souls Of The Woodland" - and when it comes to the title-track? Well, at least you know where they're going to hit you. With six songs split up over two glorious vinyl sides, Green Desert Water's "Solar Plexus" indeed puts itself right in the center of attention - refusing to commit to one single vibe or another as it captures the best energy of classic heavy rock and brings it forward to a modern era where it's so desperately needed.
"Solar Plexus" was recorded and mixed by Pablo Martínez Pérez at Ovni Estudio, mastered by Kike Sanchís at Green Desert Mastering and comes wrapped in the cover art of Héctor Castañón.
The track listing and artwork can be found here:
1. Open Your Wings
3. The Deepest Sea
4. Souls Of The Woodland
5. Mother Moon
6. Solar Plexus