Shaman’s Harvest have released the video for The Come Up, the first single from their new album – Red Hands Black Deeds, out this Friday on Mascot Records.
Talking about the track, singer Nathan Hunt said, “There’s so much negativity on social media today ‑ a lot of people struggling with real issues & with where we’re at as a nation. This song is therapeutic for me personally & I hope it speaks to our fans. Sometimes when you just can’t change shit, you got to realize you can’t mould everything in your life. You kind of just have to roll with the punches.”
Shaman’s Harvest new album Red Hands Black Deeds will be released on July 28 via Mascot Records. Their 6th studio album sees Shaman’s Harvest move into new territory. Sonically, there’s an emphasis on using organic sounds and analogue vintage gear.
Thematically, the band tackles the current political, social, and economic struggles the USA is facing as a nation under the new administration. Written during the 2016 presidential election s cycle, there is a is a darker, visceral, and more layered sound permeating throughout.
Shaman’s Harvest began writing their new album RED HANDS BLACK DEEDS in November 2016 at the time of the US presidential election, so it’s no wonder there are social and political undertones to many of the songs. “The tension in the record kind of speaks for itself. There’s a dark anxiety, tension-filled feeling that reflects what’s going on in the world,” says rhythm guitarist Josh Hamler.
Lyrically, the band ventured into new territory, taking on the current political, social, and economic struggles the USA is facing as a nation under the new administration. “Red Hands Black Deeds touches upon the darker nature inside all of us,” says singer Nathan Hunt. “The whole record has a contrast and push and pull tension – a juxtaposition of good and bad or questioning what is right and wrong. The record ended up having a concept, though we weren’t intending it to.”
Sonically – the band also moved in new directions with the assistance of producer Keith Armstrong. The use of organic sounds, as well as vintage analogue gear, is a huge step for the band — which includes singer Hunt, rhythm guitarist Hamler, bassist Matt Fisher, lead guitarist Derrick Shipp, & drummer Adam Zemanek. “We didn’t want to use anything digital. So to get certain effects, we made stuff. For instance, we used an old rotary telephone implanted into microphones for the outro of “Scavengers.” Keith helped us think outside the box,” says Fisher.