18th April 2024 0 By Jon Deaux

It’s been five long years since “party doom” riff merchants GURT released their last crushing opus “Bongs of Praise”, now on June 7th, 2024 they are set to return with their latest, crushing-ist opus yet, “Satan Etc”.


A lot has happened in the band members’ lives since 2019, some suffered tragic losses, some welcomed new life into the world, and some grew awesome skullets. Not to mention that global event in 2020 that kept us all inside.


Left to ferment in frustrating circumstances has led to the new material being more aggressive and abrasive than previous offerings, whilst still retaining that signature GURT silliness and swagger.


In January 2024 GURT took these new songs into the mighty Monolith Studios in London and under the watchful eye of Steve Sears, they birthed the magnificent, monstrous “Satan Etc”.  This album marks GURT’s 5th collaboration with Sears, who always coaxes the best out of the band with a healthy mixture of positive support and scathing insults.


When asked about the influences and inspiration behind this album vocalist Gareth Kelly states “It’s about survival in the very fucked up world we live in, but of course delivered in the bands tongue-in-cheek style”.Drummer Bill Jacobs says “We wanted shorter punchier songs to go with the new aggro vibe, nothing to do with us being older and fatter” whilst bassist David “Spicy” Blakemore enigmatically adds “I’ve been listening to lots of Slavic hardcore!”.


Delving into varied topics, from bodged vasectomies to the beauty of brown cars, from self-pleasure on Arrakis to the wholesome matter of how damn much Gareth loves his kids, “Satan Etc” is the sound of the band ready to get back to doing what they love most: having a great big sludgy party with their rabid fans. PARTY DOOM HAS EVOLVED.

On first single ’Knife Fever’, vocalist Gareth Kelly comments, 

 “This song is simply about the sheer incompetence of the geriatric surgeon that operated on me, and best of all it was a fucking vasectomy! Simply harrowing, so much so, I wrote him a love letter in this song!”

Listen to ‘Knife Fever’ now – 

“Satan ETC” is released on 7th June via When Planets Collide and is available to pre-order from –

GURT have previously toured with Dopethrone and supported the likes of Eyehategod, Weedeater, Red Fang, Black Tusk and Cough alongside appearances at Bloodstock Festival and Desertfest London.

Press for GURT:

‘If you’re after a sludge band who want you to dance as well as fall into a well of sonic tar, GURT have just the noise for you’ – Kerrang

‘There’s something hugely uplifting about these grotesque and explosive monuments’ – Metal Hammer

‘The grooviest of grooves and a barrage of dirty, down-tuned riffs’ – Distorted Sound

‘GURT has always made me want to jump, Hollar, maybe throw my clothes across the room, anything but sit motionless.’ – Doomed and Stoned

GURT are:

Gareth Kelly – Vocals  

Rich Williams – Guitar  

David Blakemore  – Bass Guitar 

Bill Jacobs – Drums

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