GAMA BOMB have announced a new album!
Titled Sea Savage, the upcoming album from the Irish thrashers is the follow-up to 2018’s Speed Between the Lines and is scheduled to be released in December this year, via Prosthetic Records.
The upcoming album was produced by the band’s own lead guitarist Domo Dixon, with the band members recording remotely in Dublin and Newry, Ireland, as well as London and Warsaw throughout spring and summer of this year. The album was then mixed and mastered by Zack Ohren [TESTAMENT, CARCASS] in California, using analog 80s equipment to match the old-school metal vibe. The album is the band’s first since the departure of longtime drummer Paul Caffrey, seeing James Stewart [VADER, DECAPITATED] taking up the sticks.
Alongside the announcement of the new album, the band have released a new music video for the first song lifted from the upcoming album; the title track Sea Savage. The new music video was shot on location at Fanad Head Lighthouse in County Donegal, with the permission of the Irish Lights Authority who maintain the working 19th century lighthouse, as well as in Newry, Northern Ireland and Omeath, County Louth, in September 2020.
“Over the past year, we’ve been obsessed with stories about the sea,” explains singer Philly Byrne. “Moby Dick, the mystery of the Franklin Expedition, the maritime stories of William Hope Hodgson and Poe, and movies like The Lighthouse – these things all came together to inspire the song, the album and the video for Sea Savage. It’s almost like fate – it was inevitable. The Sea Savage video is our love letter to silent movies, and hopefully a way to finally rid ourselves of this fixation we’ve got with the ocean.”
“In this video we find our intrepid heroes trapped in a 19th century lighthouse, their cognitive function blocked by foraged bottles of grog,” explains bassist Joe McGuigan. “Who will tend the wick as each fellow faces his uncertain end?”
“It also debuts our mascot Snowy’s new look – he’s had a bit of a makeover for the new album, and has grown up a lot,” says Philly. “With touring off the cards for now, it’s more important than ever for fans to have something to watch and enjoy – hopefully we’re giving them that, and then some.”