Thou’s collab album with Emma Ruth Rundle May Our Chambers Be Full is out on October 30th via Sacred Bones. Listen to lead single ‘Ancestral Recall’ now.
Sludge metal titans Thou and alt-rock/folk singer-songwriter Emma Ruth Rundle have today announced their upcoming collaboration album May Our Chambers Be Full. They’ve also shared the first single from the album. Titled ‘Ancestral Recall’, the track is a propulsive and powerful song that perfectly marries the ferocity of Thou with the more melodic tendencies of Emma Ruth Rundle. Check the track out below.
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“It’s an easy marriage of our styles that was truly enhanced by everyone’s input during the arrangement process.” Thou’s guitarist Andy Gibbs explains. “When I first wrote the main two riffs (the first one being an homage to A Perfect Circle’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’), I didn’t know if it would fit with the vibe we were pursuing because it didn’t sound “Thou-y” enough nor did it sound like something Emma would normally put on a record. Ultimately, I realised how important that trait is; this record is all about exploring territory we wouldn’t usually explore with our own records.”
Emma adds, “Andy originally wrote the riffs and I believe I referred to it as the ‘Guitar Hero’ jam — it was hard for me to keep up and I felt like I was doing an obstacle course (in the best way). Because of the differences in our guitar tunings, it was difficult for me to match the rest exactly and I ended up coming with a single note passage to play over the most difficult section. For me this was a good example of the collaboration and that I was able to express my style despite my limitations in a way that added to Andy’s riff. Working with him on guitars was a challenge, but most rewarding, and I feel proud of our child.”
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May Our Chambers Be Full track listing:
1 – Killing Floor
2 – Monolith
3 – Out of Existence
4 – Ancestral Recall
5 – Magickal Cost
6 – Into Being
7 – The Valley