After lying low, deliberately and methodically to prepare new material while vocalist Chuck Labossiere filled in with BROKEN HOPE for tour dates in Europe and Canada, Winnipeg's death metal troopers PSYCHOTIC GARDENING have announced their return in 2014 with their forthcoming album Hymnosis, set for release on May 13th to follow up 2011's Humanitorium and their 2007 debut Hürdür.
Featuring nine heavy hitting assaults that include a cover of Death’s ‘Open Casket’ with a guest appearance from Tim Roth (INTO ETERNITY) and Chuck Wepfer (BROKEN HOPE), Hymnosis is sure to bang skulls with its full-throttle, go-for-the-throat execution of doom and black metal. In this release the band digs into its death metal roots for a concoction of their most vicious material while still hammering down on doom-laden monster riffs.
Check out the classic Death cover streaming below:
Both Andrew Wiens (guitarist) and Chuck Labossiere (vocals/guitar) comment on the upcoming release.
Andrew Wiens: “Hymnosis, for us, is a defining album. It has some of the fastest stuff we’ve ever done and some of the most dark, heavy and crushing doom as well. This release is dynamic and we take you on a journey, the way a record was meant to. If we’ve done our job - and I think we have - you feel like it has taken you somewhere that somehow life has changed, shifted and moved underneath you.”
Chuck Labossiere: "This album is special to me because I feel the band has outdone itself creatively. These guys really understand what Psychotic Gardening is all about artistically and have poured so much attitude and spirit into it. this is a record that's all its own, something that's unique to each member's style."
'Origin of The Infection'
'Open Casket' (Death cover ft. Tim Roth (Into Eternity) and Chuck Wepfer (Broken Hope))
'Journey to the Sun'