Arkansas southern rock rabble-rousers IRON TONGUE have unleashed another soulful jam from their forthcoming album, The Dogs Have Barked, The Birds Have Flown which is set for release via Neurot Recordings on May 27th in UK/EU.
The track “Lioness” is one of the standout’s on the record. It draws you in from the opening heavy and groove-laden bassline of Andy Warr and Stephanie Smittle’s alluring backing vocals, before heavy-amped guitars and Chris Terry’s rugged and powerful vocals come forth and the track explodes into an almighty rollicking rock jam.
Classic Rock are hosting “Lioness” on their website today, be sure to check it out:
Don’t forget you can also listen to “7 Days” via The Obelisk.
Fronted by Chris “CT” Terry, the founding frontman of sludge legion Rwake, IRON TONGUE formed when a group of veteran players with diverse musical backgrounds found a common interest in the need to get down and dirty and way, way gone. Featuring CT alongside guitarists Jason Tedford and Mark Chiaro, bassist Andy Warr, drummer Stan James, keyboardist JR Top and backing vocalist Stephanie Smittle, IRON TONGUE offer up a thick, soulful blend of girthy, heavy-amped, blues-based rock. IRON TONGUE aren’t singing of magical moonlit escapades. These are songs of true hurt, regret and despair reminiscent of everything from the proto-metal stomp of Blue Cheer and Grand Funk to the darkest hours of Kiss, Deep Purple, Buddy Guy and ‘Skynyrd.
The Dogs Have Barked, The Birds Have Flown is produced by renowned audio sage Billy Anderson (Melvins, Sleep, Neurosis, etc) at IRON TONGUE guitarist Jason Tedford’s Wolfman Studios.
“a solid slab of balls to the wall shameless rock, with a power and an edge and soul that rarely exists in music today,” — Neurosis’ Steve Von Till