..time for a new gurD album!
After 8 years since the last regular studio long player, the time had come again to let the guitars speak!
Packed with fast paced thrashers like “Merry Go Round”, “Devil’s Bread” or “Taste For More”, there’s also space for groove-laden riff-monsters the band is well known for.
Tracks like “FEAR” or “I Like The Pain” prove they still know how to lay down a solid foundation of heavy riffs and pounding drums.
The latter song can be seen as an homage to their past several tours with good buddies from Pro-Pain, describing the joy and pain of being on the road.
“Devil’s Bread” recalls a story of a small island off the northern coast of Sicily, where over 100 years ago the locals started to hallucinate, caused by the contamination of their rye by ergot. Ergot contains alkaloids which also were later used for the development of LSD. So the whole island was tripping and allucinating of witches, demons and flying people…
Songs like “Ship In Distress”, “Out Of Hand” or “FEAR” deal with the inability of politicians to really change something for the better, only having their re-election on their minds.
There are several guest appearances from former gurD-guitarists Tommy B. (he played on the first 2 albums) and Bruno Spring (he was in the band from 1999-2004). It was a great pleasure to have them in the studio.
“Hallucinations” was again recorded at V.O.’s own Little Creek Studio, where also bands like Destruction, Burning Witches, Pro-Pain and of course Poltergeist did a lot of their albums.
– Bruno Spring (The Order, ex-gurD): Guitar solos on “I Like The Pain”
– Tommy B. (Monotrone, ex-gurD): Guitar solos on “FEAR” and “Ship In Distress”
01 – Merry Go Round
02 – I Like The Pain
03 – To The Floor
04 – FEAR
05 – Devil’s Bread
06 – Ghosts Of Black Holes
07 – Out Of Hand
08 – Ship In Distress
09 – Taste For More
10 – Egoist
– V.O. Pulver – Lead Vocals, Guitars
– Pat – Guitars, Backing Vocals
– Franky – Bass, Backing Vocals
– Steve – Drums