Track Premiere: Glacier Eater – “Homeward”

Glacier Eater
Photo by Trey Derbes

Oakland, California melodic death/thrash band Glacier Eater are back with their second record, Tempest, out via Glacier Recordings on October 27. Check out the track “Homeward” below, and get stoked for the full release.

The record follows their 2015 release, and the band channel sadness and despair through the lyrics and riffs. “Homeward” provides a great preview for the record and the way the band delve into melodic and thrashy tropes without sounding overly rehashed or stereotypical. Instead, they take all the best traits from those genres and make them something new.

Guitarist Ryan Hansen says about the album:

“‘Homeward’ is the final chapter of the album, and the penultimate song of the overall story. Our characters have faced intense trials of nature and warfare and are absolutely run ragged. The conflict between our two narrators is reaching its boiling point when the ship is then attacked by raiders and again they must fight for their lives. Musically, this is my favorite track on the album; it really feels like a march down into hell until our climactic, fast ending with dueling guitar solos, bringing that final fight to life in the song.”
Tempest was recorded, mixed, and mastered by the legendary Zack Ohren (Machine Head, Cattle Decapitation, All Shall Perish) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, and completed with artwork by Trey Derbes.
Preorder the album here.