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ASG Premiere Title Track “Blood Drive” Via Stereogum


May 9, 2013, Philadelphia – ASG, the North Carolina psych-rock quartet who are set to release their Relapse debut Blood Drive on May 28, are streaming the song “Blood Drive” via Stereogum (

The full album, which Stereogum goes on to describe as “a catchy album, full of resin-sticky summertime metal. There’s not a bad song on the thing, and it surges from doom-y melancholy to sludge-y aggression, from psychedelia to rawk. It comes from a place not far from the ones that produced three of last year’s best metal albums, in fact: Baroness’s Yellow & Green, Torche’s Harmonicraft, and Pallbearer’sSorrow & Extinction,” will be streaming via Pitchfork Advance on May 21.

ASG’s next live date is a hometown record release show on May 24 at The Soapbox in Wilmington, N.C.  The band also recently announced a performance at Hopscotch Music Festival in September.  A full U.S. tour will be announced soon.

Loudwire recently streamed “Castlestorm,” describing the track as “everything a Southophile metalhead wants to hear in modern heavy music” (  The band previously shared “Avalanche” via a lyric video (,which is also for sale via iTunes (

Blood Drive was recorded in the Fall of 2012 with producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Fu Manchu). Pre-order bundles for the CD/2xLP/Digital album are available now via Relapse ( with a deluxe digital version available via iTunes ( The 2xLP version of Blood Drive features an exclusive bonus track: “Mourning of the Earth.”

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