“Imagine a world in which Andrew Eldritch kept his hair and his leather jacket, and instead of doing crossword puzzles for the last decade, he spent his time cracking skulls in biker bars. Shazam! Terminal Gods.”
– Classic Rock
“Terminal Gods are the genuine desperadoes of London’s emerging underbelly of dark dive bar rock bands.” – Fred Perry Subculture
London based machine-beat post-punks, Terminal Gods, have returned with their new 7” single – ‘Road of the Law’. Backed by B-side ‘Movement’, this single showcases a transitionary period between their critically acclaimed cassette single last year and their upcoming debut LP. Ferocious guitars, pounding drums and explosive synths combine to create a newer sound for the band while frontman Robert Cowlin impresses with baritone vocals and expressive, dark lyrics.
‘Road of the Law/Movement’ is out on October 16th through the bands own label and promotions company, Heavy Leather Promotions and their single launch will be hosted at The Unicorn, Camden Road on the same day.
On stage, Terminal Gods form an imposing line. Like desperate outlaws facing down an angry mob. Backed by a rack of drum-machine hardware and armed with an arsenal of frantically overdriven pop songs, the band stand in a smoke shrouded musical no man’s land. Finding themselves halfway between the uncompromising, raucous hard rock of the 70s, and the cold, new wave beats of 80s, Terminal Gods are a fearsome live band with something to say.
Since forming in 2011 the band have sold out two 7” singles, a cassette and one ecstatically received 12” EP, ‘Machine Beat Messiah’, of which Absolution claimed to be “the best release of the year”. This is a band passionate about vinyl and the quality of their physical releases with an unrelenting need to write, record and hone their sound. Both Cowlin and guitarist Robert Maisey had very clear ideas of how they wanted the new tracks recorded, and were for the first time allowed to take full control of this process in their own studio in Dalston.
“We wanted to recreate the TG live experience, complete with all the dynamics, drama, and air of a live show. We did this by seriously limiting ourselves in some production areas, such as compression and quantising, but making full use of mic techniques and in studio effects. The aim was to emulate older, analogue style recording technique to get the beautifully flawed feel of some of our favourite old punk singles.”
The Band –
Robert Cowlin – Vocals
Robert Maisey – Guitar and Drum Programming
Jonathon Campbell Ratcliffe – Bass Guitar
JC – Guitar
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