Earthless, the San Diego-based trio whose most recent release, the 2013 album From The Ages, was included on multiple best of year-end lists including Rolling Stone and Magnet magazines, return with the full-length album Black Heaven on March 16 (via Nuclear Blast).

The band is giving fans an early preview of the six-track, forty-minute album, with a stream of the first track on the album, “Gifted by the Wind:” 

Pre-order bundles, with digital releases offering an instant download of “Gifted by the Wind,” are available now via Nuclear Blast ([url=][/url]).

“We are proud to drop the first single ‘Gifted by the Wind’ today,” says drummer Mario Rubalcaba. “Something that moves, grooves and wants to shake your brains! We hope you enjoy and of course blast the ‘F’ out of it.” The song, which kicks off the album, marks a shift for the band, with four of the six songs featuring vocals whereas earlier albums only occasionally had vocals. “It wasn’t a premeditated thing to do a record with vocals,” continues Rubalcaba. “On the older records, Mike [Eginton] was responsible for a lot of the riffs that would start these jams, but on this one, Isaiah [Mitchell] really brought his own pizazz and flavor to it. I’d say that’s one of the major differences on this album: It has more of Isaiah’s input. He took a risk bringing these ideas to us, not knowing if we’d like them. But as with everything we’ve done in the past, it felt very organic and natural.”

Black Heaven was recorded at Rancho de la Luna in Joshua Tree, Calif. with Dave Catching (Eagles of Death Metal) handling production.

Black Heaven tracklist:

Gifted by the Wind

End to End

Electric Frame

Volt Rush

Black Heaven

Sudden End


Earthless recently announced both North American and European tour dates:

February 28 San Rafael, CA Terrapin Crossroads

March 1 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall

March 2 San Diego, CA Casbah

March 3 San Diego, CA Casbah

March 4 Los Angeles, CA Teragram Ballroom

March 5 Santa Cruz, The Atrium

March 7 Las Vegas Beauty Bar

March 8 Pioneertown, CA Pappy & Harriet’s

March 13 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop

March 14 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace

March 15 Montreal, QC L’Astral

March 16 Brooklyn, NY Market Hotel

March 17 Boston, MA The Sinclair

March 18 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts

March 20 Washington, DC Rock’n’Roll Hotel

March 21 Richmond, VA The Broadberry

March 22 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge

March 23 St. Louis, MO Blueberry Hill

March 24 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle

March 25 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle


All North American dates with Kikagaku Moyo and JJUUJJUU except San Rafael which is Earthless and JJUUJJUU only


April 3 Korkrijk, Belgium De Kreun

April 4 Bristol, UK The Fleece

April 5 Manchester, UK The Deaf Institute

April 6 London, UK Islington Assembly Hall

April 7 Paris, France Petit Bain

April 8 Frankfurt, Germany Zoom

April 10 Munich, Germany Feierwerk

April 11 Berlin, Germany Bi Nuu

April 12 Copenhagen, Denmark Pumpehuset

April 13 Oslo, Norway BLA

April 14 Gothenberg, Sweden Truckstop Alaska

April 16 Hamburg, Germany Molotow

April 19-21 Tilburg, Netherlands Roadburn 2018


All European, non-Roadburn dates with Comet Control


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