Ever since their inception in 2010, Berlin 3-piece EARTH SHIP have built their
reputation in the vast field of the stoner /doom / sludge underground scene as one
of the most relentless and heavy-hitting live bands out there.
With their thunderous blend of sludgy riffs, bluesy leads, virulent
vocals and a massive dose of both groove and humour, vocalist Jan Oberg, his wife
Sabine (bass) and Sebastian Grimberg (drums) have taken EARTH SHIP to the
stages of Desertfest, Stoned From The Underground or Pelagic Fest, and tours
with bands like RED FANG, TORCHE, CROWBAR or VOIVOD.
After 3 albums on Pelagic, the band signed with NAPALM RECORDS for the release of 4th studio album “Hollowed” in 2016. But the alliance didn’t last long, and the band returned to Pelagic’s fold for album #5:Resonant Sun.
With new drummer Sebastian Grimberg on board the EARTH SHIP, the band continues an evolution towards more stripped down arrangements and tunes that stun through simplicity and heaviness, an evolution that began with 2014’s “Withered” album. While the occasional clean vocals remind of TORCHE or ALICE IN CHAINS, Jan’s range stretches far out into the harsh spheres of bands like MANTAR or WEEDEATER. The strikingly fat production of the album was done by the band leader himself, at his own HIDDEN PLANET STUDIOS in Berlin, where all EARTH SHIP albums to date were made.
“We’re not really keen to record with someone else or somewhere else“, bass player Sabine Oberg says. „We’re just too comfy at our studio, which is also our home, and Jan knows what he wants and how to get there, straight to the point. Having someone else involved would just distract from the course, and make things more difficult.”
“Resonant Sun” will be released on October 5, right in time for a European tour supporting CROWBAR, and a set of German headline dates with support by Denmark’s RISING in November.
The CD version comes with an exclusive bonus track, and a cover of “Children Of The
Revolution” by T-Rex will be available digitally only.
EARTH SHIP have played with:
RED FANG, CROWBAR, INTRONAUT, THE OCEAN, BORIS, RUSSIAN CIRCLES,
UNSANE, JUCIFER, VALIENT THORR, CULT OF LUNA, KHOMA, LO!, EF, KRUGER,
COILGUNS, AMENRA, A STORM OF LIGHT, SLEEP, TORCHE…
2011 Earthship-Exit Eden/Pelagic Records
2012 Earthship-Iron Chest/Pelagic Records
2013 Earthship-…As if she were a black bird EP/Raddatz Records
2014 Earthship-Withered/Pelagic Records
2016 Earthship-Hollowed/Napalm Records
Jan Oberg – Guitars, Vocals
Sabine Oberg – Bass
Sebastian Grimberg – Drums