S.W.I.M., the third album by Montezuma’s Revenge is released 23rd July on DTH Records
Originally formed in Moscow in 2004, Russian quartet Montezuma’s Revenge are not only a formidable and highly impressive sludge rock machine, they’re also quite possibly one of Eastern Europe’s best kept underground secrets.
Having released a steady stream of music for over a decade and a half and shared stages with the likes of Crowbar, Mastodon, Red Fang and more, this July will see the official release of S.W.I.M.; the Muscovites third studio album and first offering of new music since their phenomenal 2017 sophomore effort, Them.
Launching an attack with a slow swirling hammer blow of riffs and transcendental doom, new single ‘Sleeping Beauty’ is a reimagining of an early recording by the band which tells the tale of an ethereal snow maiden, freezing everything in her path. Weighted like pendulum swinging menacingly between celestial rock and relentless stoner metal, it showcases a distinct elaboration of the band’s earlier sound.
“We’re not huge fans of covers for the sake of covers,” explains guitarist, Ilya Boots. “There’s never a shortage of new material but we’ve been playing this older song in our new line-up, and it’s slowly transgressed into an entirely different beast.”
Recorded and mixed at DTH Studio by Andrew “Astro” Gankin, and mastered by James Plotkin, S.W.I.M. will be officially released on 23rd July on DTH Records and will be preceded by the release of ‘Sleeping Beauty on 14th May.
For fans of: Corrosion of Conformity, Orchid and Alice in Chains
Cover for ‘Sleeping Beauty’ single by Sergey Safonov