Kerretta, the instrumental prog-rock trio hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, are just a few weeks away from heading out on tour through Europe and Russia. Though they’re in the midst of writing their new album, the band offered up an exclusive new track in anticipation of the upcoming gigs.
“The Guardsman” is a no-bullshit sentry that glares with murky guitar strains and stomps around with ominous bass drops in the sludge. Throughout, it stalks in echo-y guitar flurries and, around the 3:20 mark, its shadow slowly looms with a rising riff that eventually smashes left and right. Terrifying, sure, but what a thrill ride. Grab yourself a copy of the track below.
Kerretta’s Euro/Russian tour dates can be found down below.
Kerretta 2013 Tour Dates:
05/17 – Hanover, DE @ Alerta Antifascista Deathfest
05/18 – Siegen, DE @ Vortex
05/19 – Mannheim, DE @ JUZ Mannheim
05/20 – SaarbrÃ¼cken, DE @ Das Modul
05/21 – Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang
05/22 – Leipzig-Connewitz, Sachsen, DE @ UT Connewitz
05/23 – Potsdam, DE @ La Datcha
05/24 – Berlin, DE @ Scherer 8
05/25 – Chemnitz, DE @ Stay Rebel Festival
05/28 – Esslingen, DE @ Komma
05/29 – Braunschweig, DE @ Nexus
05/31 – St. Petersburg, RU @ Fish Fabrique Nouvelle
06/01 – Moscow, RU @ Gogol’ Club