Inspired by an ancient Japanese legend for the darkest iteration of the band's psych rock.
We've said it time and time again. The power that lies from having an artist among your fold is truly profound for that artist is already involved within the development of the album's creation, making it all the more seamless for the lyrics and themes to be interpreted visually. It's intentional and Earthless bassist Mike Eginton nails it once again for the band's newly announced album, Night Parade Of One Hundred Demons. Arriving on January 28th via Nuclear Blast, Night Parade... expands upon the band's otherwise tantalizing psych rock through two expansive songs: the 41-minute title track and the 20-minute Death To The Red Sun, the latter of which you can hear a 3-minute excerpt of below. It's but a taste of the Hyakki Yagyō tale, or the Night Parade of One Hundred Demons, which states that anyone who witnesses this otherworldly procession will die instantly—or be carried off by the creatures of the night. It's equal parts vibrant and haunting, making for one unique listen as the electrifying solo work of Isaiah Mitchell would entail.
To coincide with the release, Earthless kick off a line of shows on January 27th, 2022 at The Echo in Los Angeles. Full tour dates below:
EARTHLESS 2022 Tour Dates (Tickets):
Jan 27 - Los Angeles, CA - Echo
Jan 28 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
Jan 29 - Pioneertown, CA - Pappy & Harriet's
Jan 30 - Berkeley, CA - Cornerstone
Feb 1 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
Feb 2 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
Feb 4 - Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall
Feb 5 - Denver, CO - HQ
Feb 6 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
Feb 8 - Phoenix, AZ - Rebel Lounge
Drummer Mario Rubalcaba comments on Eginton's cover:
"He really dedicated himself to the project. He’d be drawing in the studio with, like, a coal-miner’s lamp on his head while we were doing overdubs. He really knocked it out of the park.”
“I basically wanted to draw my interpretation of the folk story. I started researching the different Yōkai—the demons—and really got into it. It was really cool reading about where they came from and what their interactions with humans were. Then I tried to create what I imagined the event might look like. I didn’t get a hundred in there, but I got quite a few.”
Stream Death to the Red Sun below and pre-order your copy of the record HERE.