21st Century Goliath Are Soon ‘Back With A Vengeance’
October 14, 2014
After their debut CD ‘Radio Destroyer’ received critical acclaim worldwide, including landing at #7 on Sleaze Roxx’s Top Ten Albums of 2012 list, 21st Century Goliath are finally back with their sophomore effort. The aptly named ‘Back With A Vengeance’ will drop on December 5th, with an album release party to be held at Amos’ Southend in Charlotte, North Carolina that same day.
Sleaze Roxx had described the band’s debut album as follows, “…this debut album is a shit-kicking good time from beginning to end” and “Radio Destroyer is the type of album that grabs you by the throat and drives its message home by delivering uppercuts and right crosses to your chin through its nine song duration.”
North Carolina based 21st Century Goliath have had their share of heartaches since the release of ‘Radio Destroyer’ including electing to wait for chief songwriter and guitarist Scott Roby to serve what amounted to be a rather harsh 16 month jail sentence for essentially self-defence in a fight outside a bar. The rest of the 21st Century Goliath band members persevered playing gigs and getting ready for Roby’s eventual return. On November 1, 2013, about twenty four hours after Roby had been released from prison, 21st Century Goliath were playing a gig together with their guitarist back in the line-up.
The band’s new upcoming record, ‘Back With A Vengeance’, was recorded between January and October 2014 at Basement Studio with producer Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me, He Is Legend, Wretched) with vocal tracking and production done at Outlier Studio with Drew Cyphers at the helm.
Speaking to Sleaze Roxx, Roby described the new record ‘Back With A Vengeance’ as follows, “[It is] heavy groove rock with catchy lyrics, big guitar riffs and a thumping rhythm section. We have really embellished the bottom end on his one so the fans can feel the beat. Production is slightly more modern than our debut, but we have managed to keep the overall classic feel of the material. Tony Leone has really progressed as a vocalist, so the vox are much more developed. The word we keep hearing within the production team is ‘huge’. We’ve built upon the sound we had in our debut ‘Radio Destroyer’ and added a few new tricks along the way.”
Stay tuned for an upcoming Sleaze Roxx interview with 21st Century Goliath in the near future.
Courtesy of www.sleazeroxx.com