Full Tone Generator Provide “Refuge For Sinners” On New Album

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After releasing first taste Juan Carlos back in June ’23, the Melbourne based desert and stoner rock outfit Full Tone Generator have today revealed their sophomore album, Refuge of Sinners, via Golden Robot Records. While indebted to key influences such as Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Kyuss and The Melvins, over the course of their life the band has carved out a unique sound that traverses and fuses elements of stoner, sludge, desert, psychedelic and hard rock to create something all their own, and no more has that been true than on this collection of songs. Longer tracks such as Find Out and Dark Eyes showcase the band’s ability to craft more complex evolutionary journeys, while shorter songs such as Take Me and Yeah Hey offer counterbalancing sonic bursts of energy. Together these songs create a vast and varied desert landscape of sounds and textures complete with dense, unrelenting guitars, pummelling drums, propulsive bass and guttural vocals.

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The band initially formed as a recording project when Brant Bjork (Kyuss / Fu Manchu) agreed to do some writing and recording with frontman Andy Fernando in 2018. The writing and recording that took place would turn out to be Full Tone Generator’s debut album, Valley of the Universe. After putting a full live band together to play the songs live, the band hit the road and continued to release new music; including releasing a double A-side with Nick Oliveri (Kyuss / Svetlanas / The Dwarves / Queens of the Stone Age). Refuge of Sinners was recorded at the legendary Rancho De La Luna at Joshua Tree, California and was self produced along with Dave Catching (Queens of the Stone Age / Eagles of Death Metal), with mixing and mastering undertaken by Andy Fernando. The band will hit the road in late March for an Australian tour supporting Brant Bjork Trio, and with a European tour lined up for November the band have a huge year ahead.