Spirit Adrift

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Spirit Adrift
Spirit Adrift performing live in 2019
Spirit Adrift performing live in 2019
Background information
GenresHeavy metal, doom metal
Years active2015–present
Labels20 Buck Spin, Century Media, Prosthetic
Websitespiritadrift.com
Members
  • Nate Garrett
  • Marcus Bryant

Spirit Adrift is an American heavy metal band formed in Phoenix, Arizona. The project began in 2015 as the solo endeavor of Nate Garrett, and eventually grew into a full touring band.[1]

History[edit]

Spirit Adrift started in 2015, in the immediate wake of multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Nate Garrett's newfound sobriety. Debut EP Behind - Beyond and first full-length Chained to Oblivion were recorded in 2015 and released in February and October 2016, respectively.[2] Because of demand for live performances, a full band was formed consisting of Marcus Bryant, Jeff Owens, and Chase Mason.[3] The first Spirit Adrift show took place on May 15, 2017 at The Rebel Lounge in Phoenix, Arizona with Gatecreeper and Pallbearer.[4] Shortly after, a split with Khemmis (band) was released on War Crime Recordings. The split, entitled Fraught With Peril, features updated heavy metal versions of traditional Appalachian songs. Spirit Adrift reinterpret Man of Constant Sorrow on this release.[5]

On October 6, 2017, Spirit Adrift released their second full-length, Curse of Conception on 20 Buck Spin. The band embarked on North American tours in support of its release, including dates at Decibel Metal & Beer Fest, Migration Fest and Psycho Las Vegas.[6] Curse of Conception received widespread critical acclaim, including landing the number two spot on Decibel (magazine)'s Best Of 2017 list.[7][8][9]

On October 23, 2018, "Eyes Were Not Alive" was released as a single via the Decibel (magazine) Flexi Series.[10]

On May 10, 2019, the band released their third full-length, Divided by Darkness, again on 20 Buck Spin.[11] Leading up to the album's release, Revolver (magazine) debuted the official music video for the song "Angel and Abyss." [12] The North American tour in support of Divided by Darkness included dates at Northwest Terror Fest and Modified Ghost Fest.[13] In late 2019, Eric Wagner replaced Jeff Owens on guitar.[14] The band then embarked on a co-headlining tour of Europe with Sanhedrin, and appeared at Aftershock Festival in Sacramento. [15] [16]

In early 2020, Garrett announced that Eric Wagner and Chase Mason would no longer be part of Spirit Adrift. [17] In June 2020, the band surprise-released the Angel & Abyss Redux EP to raise money for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. [18] Then in August, they announced their new album Enlightened In Eternity, which was released on October 16 on 20 Buck Spin in North America, and Century Media in the rest of the world. [19]

Kerrang! ranks Spirit Adrift among the top ten American bands of the 2010s.[20]

Members[edit]

Current[edit]

  • Nate Garrett - vocals, guitar, bass, drums, piano, synthesizer (2015–present)
  • Marcus Bryant - drums (2017–present)

Former[edit]

  • Jeff Owens - guitar (2017-2019)
  • Eric Wagner - guitar (2019–2020)
  • Chase Mason - bass (2017-2020)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Chained to Oblivion (2016)
  • Curse of Conception (2017)
  • Divided by Darkness (2019)
  • Enlightened in Eternity (2020)

EPs[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Eyes Were Not Alive" (Decibel Magazine, 2018)

Splits[edit]

  • Fraught With Peril (War Crime Recordings, 2017)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Davis, Cody (2017-10-05). "Arizona Doom Project Spirit Adrift Returns with a Surprisingly Aggressive New LP". Vice. Retrieved 2019-08-24.
  2. ^ "Form and Force: An Interview with Spirit Adrift's Nate Garrett". Decibel Magazine. 2016-08-04. Retrieved 2019-08-24.
  3. ^ "Spirit Adrift's Nate Garrett Talks New Album Plus Metallica". Decibel Magazine. 2017-10-30. Retrieved 2019-08-24.
  4. ^ "PALLBEARER & GATECREEPER Team Up For U.S. Tour". Metal Injection. 2017-03-29. Retrieved 2019-08-24.
  5. ^ "SPIRIT ADRIFT Crafts A Wonderfully Doomed Cover of "Man of Constant Sorrow"". Metal Injection. 2017-06-08. Retrieved 2019-08-24.
  6. ^ "SPIRIT ADRIFT Sets Off On North American Tour With Dates at MIGRATION FEST and PSYCHO LAS VEGAS". Metal Injection. 2018-07-25. Retrieved 2019-08-24.
  7. ^ "SPOILER: Here Are Decibel's Top 40 Albums of 2017". Decibel Magazine. 2017-11-20. Retrieved 2019-08-24.
  8. ^ "Metal Injection Writers' Overall Top 20 Albums of 2017". Metal Injection. 2017-12-28. Retrieved 2019-08-24.
  9. ^ "The 10 Best Metal Albums of 2017". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2019-08-24.
  10. ^ "Hear Exclusive New Spirit Adrift Song "Eyes Were Not Alive" via the Decibel Flexi Series". Decibel Magazine. 2018-10-23. Retrieved 2019-08-24.
  11. ^ Terich, Jeff (2019-03-08). "Spirit Adrift announce new album, Divided by Darkness". Treble. Retrieved 2019-08-24.
  12. ^ "See Spirit Adrift's Trippy Sabbathian Video for Soaring New Song "Angel & Abyss"". Revolver. 2019-04-17. Retrieved 2019-08-24.
  13. ^ "SPIRIT ADRIFT Announces North American Tour With HAUNT & HIGH COMMAND". Metal Injection. 2019-03-13. Retrieved 2019-08-24.
  14. ^ "Spirit Adrift - Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives". www.metal-archives.com. Retrieved 2019-10-16.
  15. ^ "|| SPIRIT ADRIFT & SANHEDRIN CO-HEADLINING EUROPEAN TOUR 2019 ||". Doomstar Bookings. 2019-05-27. Retrieved 2019-08-24.
  16. ^ "Aftershock 2019 expands to three days with Tool, Slipknot, blink-182, Korn, Rob Zombie, Staind & more October 11, 12 & 13 at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA". www.am-media.net. Retrieved 2019-10-16.
  17. ^ "SPIRIT ADRIFT And GATECREEPER Announce Lineup Changes, New SPIRIT ADRIFT Album in 2020". Metal Injection. 2020-02-05. Retrieved 2020-02-08.
  18. ^ Terich, Jeff (2020-06-19). "Spirit Adrift releases new EP, Angel & Abyss Redux". Treble. Retrieved 2020-08-14.
  19. ^ "Hear Spirit Adrift's New Trad-Metal Scorcher "Harmony of the Spheres"". Revolver. 2020-08-14. Retrieved 2020-08-14.
  20. ^ "The 50 Best American Metal Bands From the Last Decade". Kerrang!. Retrieved 2019-08-24.

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