Earth Ship - Pelagic Records

Earth Ship

Sabine Oberg
Bass

Sebastian Grimberg
Drums

Jan Oberg
Guitars, Vocals

About

Berlin’s EARTHSHIP are back with their third album, Withered, released via Pelagic Records in September.’

With this album, EARTHSHIP have matured even more towards their own idiosyncratic take on contemporary metal, sludge and stoner rock. There is the occasional hint at an old school Swedish death metal vibe, but it never takes long until those moments find their release in those beautiful, warm, heavy stoner riffs. What sets this album apart, is a plethora of great musical ideas. In fact, “Withered” could almost be a “best of” collection of riffs; riffs taller than the mountains, backed by lyrics deeper than the sea.

Withered also sees the introduction of more melodic vocals, such as in the monumental track Serpent Cult, or the clearly Sabbath-influenced opening riff of Dead Faint. Singer, guitarist and producer Jan Oberg has given the record a rich, massive and clear production that more than does justice to the songs.

FOR FANS OF CROWBAR, MASTODON, ENTOMBED, DOWN

EARTHSHIP was launched by former THE OCEAN drummer, Jan Oberg, in the Spring of 2010. Debut album Exit Eden was a trip through the vast black sea of doom, metal and prog n’roll, released on Pelagic Records in early 2011. The band played their very first show supporting TORCHE in Berlin in December 2010, followed by a monsterous tour with THE OCEAN, RED FANG and INTRONAUT in 2011.

Shortly before the tour, bass player Gutschke literally disappeared from the map and was replaced by Jan’s wife, Sabine, on bass guitar. 2012 finally saw the band shrink to a threepiece: THE OCEAN mainman Robin Staps, who had played with the band since the beginning, left the band due his commitments elsewhere.

That year saw the release of second album Iron Chest. EARTHSHIP’s abrasive, heavy custom sound had grown and reached a new level of intensity.
As Rocksound (UK) put it: “It’s pretty clear that Earthship are on the course for greatness“.

EARTHSHIP have played with: RED FANG, CROWBAR, INTRONAUT, THE OCEAN, BORIS, RUSSIAN CIRCLES, UNSANE, JUCIFER, VALIENT THORR, CULT OF LUNA,
KHOMA, LO!, EF, KRUGER, COILGUNS, AMENRA, A STORM OF LIGHT, SLEEP, TORCHE…

DISCOGRAPHY:

2011 Earthship – Exit Eden/Pelagic Records
2011 Earthship – Exit Eden/picture vinyl/Pelagic Records
2012 Earthship – Iron Chest/Pelagic Records
2013 Earthship – …As if she were a black bird EP/Raddatz Records
2013 Earthship – Withered/Pelagic Records

PRESS:

„The Best Parts of The Ocean and Baroness Rolled Into One… Berlin sludge trio Earthship just released a new album through Pelagic this week… and holy shit, it’s a crusher and a half.
– METALSUCKS

„Sounds like: A sludgy, maniacal and really rather crushing menace to sobriety. Exit Eden has bags of groove and melody to complement the raw agression of Oberg’s thunderous riffs and barbed vocal attack. On this evidence, it’s pretty clear that Earthship are on
course for greatness.“
– ROCK SOUND (UK)

„One of the most awesome bands I’ve come across in the past few months has been Berlin’s Earthship. Part sludge behemoth, part quirky math metal monster, part psychedelic thrash, the band’s second album, Iron Chest, has recently seen the light of day on Pelagic Records and it’s well worth whatever eartime you can give it.“
– decibelmagazine.com

„IRON CHEST ist ein schwergewichtiges Monster, das einem ohne Probleme den Kopf abschraubt.“(6/7)
– METAL HAMMER

„Hier müssen sich auch US-Bands ehrfürchtig verneigen beziehungsweise werden sie das Fürchten lernen. Definitiv eines der Top 5- Alben des Jahres 2012.“
– EMP

„Auf “Iron Chest” präsentieren sich EARTHSHIP noch besser und ausgereifter und positionieren sich somit glasklar als Anwärter auf die Jahresalben-Top-Ten.“(5,5/6)
– gestromt.de

„It’s raw, no-nonsense sludge metal that would rather kick your teeth in than wow you with any fancy tricks, and because of that, it’s excellent.“
– nocleansinging.com

„EARTHSHIP positionieren sich mit ihrem Debütalbum „Exit Eden“ als eine der wortgewaltigsten deutschen Antworten auf US-Futter der Mastodon/ Baroness/ Kylesa/ Torche-Liga und machen das mehr als ordentlich“
– ROCK HARD

„Virtuos kontrollierte Urgewalt mit einem Groove-Gerüst, das gefangen nimmt. Brutalität war selten so attraktiv.“(8/12)
– Visions

„Wer auf rohe Musik steht, die unter der Oberfläche noch so Einiges zu bieten hat, der sollte hier mal locker zugreifen. Lohnt sich und wächst mit jedem Hören.“ (8/10)
– BIG FIVE

„Der Vierer aus der Hauptstadt fährt eine breit angelegte, sich hoch auftürmende Wall-of-Sound auf, die zumeist düster und undurchdringlich anmutet.“ (11/15)
– LEGACY

„Iron Chest ist fast mehr eine Wunderkiste und wird in seiner Vollendung wahrscheinlich sogar Anhänger des Debüts überraschen. Muss man sich für den Oktober auf den Einkaufszettel schreiben, wenn man dazu gehören möchte.“(6/7)
– METALNEWS.DE

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