The Grand Mal - The Grand Mal II
APF Records is delighted to announce the release of The Grand Mal's eponymous sophomore album (to be called "II" or "2" on streaming sites) on 4th November 2022.
After focusing on the release of Desert Storm’s Omens album and European tour, and their other project Wall, both in 2020 and 2021, Elliot and Ryan have returned to The Grand Mal, recording album two with Dave-O, Rob and Lee at Jimmy Hetherington’s Shonk Studio. A band who could and should never be dismissed as a side project, The Grand Mal have built upon their solid foundations, assembling a monolithic beast of a second record.
First single Rule My Soul premiered by The Sleeping Shaman on 15th September. Of the track, Elliot Cole says 'This is personally my favourite track on the new album. I always remember when Ryan showed us the song he had written in the rehearsal studio. I just love that main riff. It's cool because it has that straight feel to it but it's actually in 5/4. I think Dave did a great job vocally too. The choruses especially have such a cool and catchy melody to them.'
The Grand Mal is:
Dave-O - vocals, tambourine, keys
Ryan Cole - guitars, acoustic guitar on Lost In Time
Elliot Cole - drums, percussion
Rob Glen – bass
Lee Cressey - guitars, acoustic guitar on Bloodmoon
Jimmy Hetherington - additional lapsteel on Rule My Soul; handclaps, loops and samples on The Lingering; melotron on Lost in Time, guitar on Bloodmoon.
Additional backing vocals by Ryan Cole and Lee Cressey.
Recorded and mixed at Shonk Studios January to July 2021 by Jimmy Hetherington.
Mastered by Jimmy Hetherington at Warehouse Studios August 2022.
Art layout by Dominic Sohor.
1. Another Replicant
2. Petit Mal
4. I Live For Today
5. Rule My Soul
6. Smash The Grave
7. Lost In Time
8. Hellhound Blues
9. The Lingering
10. Seas Of Glory
11. Empire Of Vultures
12. Blood Moon
Digipak Compact Disc
4-panel digipak CD with tunnel pocket and 4-page booklet, designed by Dominic Sohor. Comes with digital download code for the album.
The Grand Mal and The Grand Mal 2 CDs
4-panel digipak compact disc of The Grand Mal featuring artwork by Dave-0 plus The Grand Mal 2 on 4-panel digipak CD with 4-page booklet, designed by Dominic Sohor.