Fu Manchu: another new song available for streaminga new Fu Manchu track, "Gargantuan March", is available for streaming on GuitarWorld.com. The song comes off the Southern California heavy fuzz rock band's eleventh full-length album, "Signs of Infinite Power", which is scheduled for release on October 20, 2009 via Century Media Records.
Recorded at Maple Studios in Santa Ana, California by the band and producer Sergio Chavez (Motörhead, Helmet) and mixed by Andrew Alekel (Foo Fighters, Danzig), "Signs of Infinite Power" could well be dubbed "a reawakening" of Fu Manchu as the record delivers monstrous doses of the group's punk energy, hard rock drive and psychedelic crunch in spades. From the instant the album's lead track "Bionic Astronautics" soars from the speakers, it is undeniably evident that Fu Manchu is as primed and hungry as ever before. The record holds the sound of a band rocking purely for the sheer joy of rocking; amps cranked to 11 and revved to maximum overdrive.
"Signs of Infinite Power" track listing:
01. Bionic Astronautics
03. Against the Ground
04. Webfoot Witch Hat
05. El Busta
06. Signs of Infinite Power
07. Eyes x 10
08. Gargantuan March
09. Take It Away
10. One Step Too Far
"We're stoked to unleash 'Signs of Infinite Power' because we feel that it's the best record that we've ever made," states Fu Manchu vocalist/guitarist Scott Hill. "We're can't believe that we're going into our twentieth year as a band. The excitement and energy levels that we're feeling right now are as high as they've ever been."
In celebration of its 20th anniversary, Fu Manchu has a number of very special events planned for 2010. The band will unveil a host of plans that include rolling out both one-of-a-kind live events and extra special vinyl releases. Additionally, the Virulence (pre-Fu Manchu) recordings will be remastered and packaged with the band's "1985-87 demos" and both live songs and video footage from 1987-89 under the title "If This Isn't A Dream?1985-1989". The package will be made available on both CD and Lp and is slated for a winter 2009 release via Southern Lord Records.
Fu Manchu tour dates:
Oct. 20 - San Jose, Ca - The Blank Club
Oct. 21 - San Francisco, Ca - Bottom Of The Hill
Oct. 23 - Portland, Or - Dante's
Oct. 24 - Seattle, Wa - Neumo's
Oct. 26 - Salt Lake City, Ut - Club Vegas
Oct. 28 - Denver, Co - Larimer Lounge
Oct. 30 - Minneapolis, Mn - Triple Rock
Oct. 31 - Chicago, Il - Double Door
Nov. 02 - Lawrence, Ks - Jackpot
Nov. 04 - Dallas, Tx - The Door
Nov. 05 - Houston, Tx - Red Room
Nov. 06 - Austin, Tx - Red Seven
Nov. 08 - Albuquerque, Nm - Launch Pad
Nov. 11 - Los Angeles, Ca - Troubadour