Explorer

by Seven Planets

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    Pre-order of Explorer. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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    releases February 7, 2020

      $10 USD  or more

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    LTD 180g vinyl, Deluxe gatefold, Limited to 500 units... Two color versions: 200 green marble and 300 purple. This is the German import pressing via Kozmik Artifactz manufactured by the Pallas Group in Germany. We will only have a few of these and you will not be able to choose the color that you get. The download will be released on 02/07/2020.

    Includes digital pre-order of Explorer. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases February 7, 2020
    item ships out on or around February 6, 2020
    edition of 500 
    Purchasable with gift card

      $25.99 USD or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Pre-Order the CD and get the download of the entire album on 02/07/2020.

    Includes digital pre-order of Explorer. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases February 7, 2020
    item ships out on or around February 6, 2020
    Purchasable with gift card

      $10 USD or more 

     

1.
02:46
2.
Plain Truth In A Homespun Dress
3.
Explorer
4.
206
5.
Seven Seas
6.
Great Attractor
7.
Grissom
8.
The Buzzard

about

West Virginia-based heavy instrumentalists Seven Planets will release their third full-length, Explorer, in early 2020 through Detroit’s Small Stone Records. Drawing on classic metal, heavy boogie, and blues rock, the group formed in 2007 and consists of guitarists Leonard Hanks and Jim Way, bassist Mike Williams and drummer Ben Pitt, all of whom have played in bands together in different configurations for over 25 years. Its groove-anchored sound has drawn comparisons to Brant Bjork and Clutch-offshoot The Bakerton Group with The Obelisk noting “the instrumental chemistry and stylistic foundation… fuse the varying sides of their sound into a cohesive funky, heavy psychedelic whole, entirely their own.”

Written and recorded over a period of personal difficulties and individual strife for the four band members, Explorer captures a sense of escapist freedom in its deep grooves, burly riffs, and expansive atmosphere, which further illustrates what Heavy Planet stated in its review of the band’s self-titled 2012 LP: “Seven Planets take you on an amazing journey into another cosmic dimension.”

The new album features artwork by renowned German illustrator Alexander von Wieding (Monster Magnet, Brant Bjork, Karma to Burn, etc.), giving further representation to the idea of escape with a spacebound retro-style rocket headed to the unknown. Exploration in the truest sense.

credits

releases February 7, 2020

Seven Planets is:
Leonard Hanks: guitar
Ben Pitt: drums
James Way: guitar
Mike Williams: bass


Recorded by Seven Planets at Stonewall Studios, Beckley, WV.
Produced and mixed by Leonard Hanks.
Mastered by Chris Goosman @ Baseline Audio Labs, Ann Arbor, MI.
Album artwork by Alexander von Wieding.
All songs by Seven Planets.
Published by Small Stone Records (ASCAP)

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Peddling the finest in rock n' roll, psychedelic, stoner, doom, blues, hard rock, fuzz, metal, sludge, vintage 70's style rawk, etc, since 1995!!! True, honest music, made by real, honest people. Available on CD, vinyl, and digital.

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