Shaman’s Harvest – Red Hands Black Deeds

Following on from their 2014 record Smokin’ Hearst & Broken GunsShaman’s Harvest have released Red Hands Black Deeds. The success of their previous record smashed over 30 million streams and put them on tour with Black Stone Cherry and AC/DC.

Opening with a prelude, the listener is already hyped for something big. Broken Ones is the first full track, opening with a catchy bass riff which carries on throughout the song. If the rest of the album is to be judged from this track, then Shaman’s Harvest will definitely deliver! As well as the bass riff, the track also delivers a killer guitar solo. Following Broken Ones is another riff heavy track, The Come Up. There are clearly heavy Black Stone Cherry influences at play in these two tracks, but with Shaman’s Harvest‘s own twist. There are also some mild country influences here, which isn’t surprising considering the group are originally from Missouri.

A Longer View brings a different sound in again, as a slower track. It’s still riff centric, but dialled back to focus on vocals. There is also the introduction of piano here, bringing in a softer feel. The vocals are also more passionate and raw when compared to the other tracks on the album so far. A Longer View has provided a good break in genre to catch the listener out and ensure they are paying attention. Similar to this is acoustic track Tusk and Bone, which sounds more like acoustic pop and would probably make the UK Top 40.

The second half of the album seems to be a mish mash of various genres, which all seem to work together because of the Shaman’s Harvest unique sound. The listener is fully immersed into the rock-country genre in Off The Tracks, which works really well as a track on it’s own, but ties in really well with the rest of the album, down to the producer Keith ArmstrongThe Devil In Our Wake is the heaviest track on the album, combining guitar and bass riffs in with heated vocals similar to the likes of Nickelback. However the group would not be out of place at a festival such as Download.

Altogether Red Hands Black Deeds is a fantastic album which encompasses a variety of genres without losing itself along the way. Shaman’s Harvest have clearly worked hard on it and produced something of a high quality. The stand out track because of the genre mix is easily Tusk and Bone.

Shaman’s Harvest announce new album

Shaman’s Harvest have announced that they will be releasing their new album Red Hands Black Deeds on the 28th July.

 

1. Red Hands Black Deeds (Prelude)
2. Broken Ones
3. The Come Up
4. A Longer View
5. Soul Crusher
6. Off The Tracks
7. Long Way Home
8. The Devil In Our Wake
9. Blood Trophies
10. So Long
11. Tusk and Bone
12. Scavengers

 

Singer Nathan Hunt offers, “We used analog effects pedals and vintage amps. It was kind of like trying to find the melting point between Midwest and L.A. It still has the Shaman’s Harvest Midwest vibe to it, but it definitely has organic L.A. written all over it.” Guitarist Josh Hamler adds, “Goat toes are the new cowbells. We’d tell Keith we wanted a certain sound, and he’d pull stuff out that we never thought of, like the goat toes we used on “Blood Trophies” and “A Longer View” or sandpaper on ‘Scavengers’.”

 

The band will also be appearing at the following dates

03/06       Las Vegas, NV                                                                                  Scars and Stripes #
23/06       Noblesville, IN                                                                                  Klipsch Music Center
24/06       Clarkston, MI                                                                                    DTE Energy Music Center
25/06       Battle Creek, MI                                                                               The Music Factory +
27/06       Toronto, Ontario                                                                                Budweiser Stage
29/06       Montreal, Quebec                                                                             Bell Centre
30/06       Hartford, CT                                                                                      The Webster Theatre !
01/07       Wantagh, NY                                                                                     Jones Beach Theater
02/07       Holmdel, NJ                                                                                       ONC Bank Art Center
04/07       Virginia Beach, VA                                                                             Veteran United Home Loans Amphitheater
06/07       Portland, ME                                                                                      Port City Music Hall
07/07       Bangor, ME                                                                                        Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
08/07       Mansfield, MA                                                                                    Xfinity Center
10/07       Saratoga Springs, NY                                                                        Saratoga Performing Arts Center
11/07       Syracuse, NY                                                                                     Lost Horizon +
12/07       Darien Center, NY                                                                             Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
13/07       Uncasville, CT                                                                                   Mohegan Sun Arena
15/07       Inwood, WV                                                                                       Shiley Acres
16/07       Mansfield, OH                                                                                    Ink in the Clink
18/07       Toledo, OH                                                                                         Frankies +
21/07       Omaha, NE                                                                                        Centurylink Center
22/07       Columbia, MO                                                                                    Rose Music Hall +
23/07       Kansas City, MO                                                                                Starlight Theatre
25/07       Maryland Heights, MO                                                                       Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
27/07       Oklahoma City, OK                                                                            Thunder Alley +
28/07       The Woodlands, TX                                                                           Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
29/07       Dallas, TX                                                                                          Starplex Pavilion
31/07       Pensacola, FL                                                                                    Vinyl Music Hall +
01/08       Tampa, FL                                                                                          MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
02/08       Alpharetta, GA                                                                                   Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
04/08       Camden, NJ                                                                                       BB&T Pavilion
05/08       Hershey, PA                                                                                       Hersheypark Stadium
07/08       Burgettstown, PA                                                                               Keybank Pavilion
09/08       Cincinnati, OH                                                                                   Riverbend Music Center
10/08       Fort Wayne, IN                                                                                  Rusty Spur +
11/08       Des Moines, IA                                                                                  Iowa State Fair
12/08       Chicago, IL                                                                                        Huntington Bank Pavilion @ Northerly Island
14/08       Cuyahoga Falls, OH                                                                          Blossom Music Center
16/08       Spring Grove, IL                                                                                KC’s Cabin +
17/08       Madison, WI                                                                                      Majestic Theatre +
18/08       Glen Flora, WI                                                                                   Northwoods Rock Rally #
24/08       Waterloo, IA                                                                                      Spicoli’s Grill +
26/08       Bismarck, ND                                                                                    Bismarck Event Center
27/08       Billings, MT                                                                                       MetraPark Rimrock Auto Arena
29/08       Spokane, WA                                                                                    Spokane Arena
30/08       Ridgefield, WA                                                                                  Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
31/08       Seattle, WA                                                                                       The Crocodile +
03/09       Mountain View, CA                                                                           Shoreline Amphitheatre
06/09       Wheatland, CA                                                                                 Toyota Amphitheatre
08/09       Los Angeles, CA                                                                              Greek Theatre
09/09       Phoenix, AZ                                                                                     Ak-Chin Pavilion
12/09       Morrison, CO                                                                                   Red Rocks Amphitheatre
13/09       Colorado Springs, CO                                                                     Black Sheep +
14/09       Albuquerque, NM                                                                            Isleta Amphitheatre
16/09       Salt Lake City, UT                                                                           USANA Amphitheatre
21/09       Winnipeg, Manitoba                                                                        MTS Centre
23/09       Saskatoon, Alberta                                                                         Sasktel Sports Centre
26/09       Calgary, Alberta                                                                              Scotiabank Saddledome
28/09       Edmonton, Alberta                                                                          Rogers Place
01/10       Vancouver, BC                                                                                Rogers Arena