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Boston's Phantom Glue have been poised for success since Kurt Ballou of Converge recorded their first LP back in 2013. Now signed to Negative Fun Records, the band is releasing their sophomore album this Friday and IO is the first to unleash these seven tracks of stoner thrash. Once you press play below, the opening song "Ion Cloud" drops you right into an aggressive whirlwind.

"776 feels like a darker and weirder record for us," explained guitarist Mike Gowell. "We knew this was the last record we were doing with Kyle (Rasmussen - drums, Dana Filloon of Junius has since joined on drums) and were unsure of what would happen after the record was recorded. On top of that we were less prepared than we'd been in the past, we hadn't played a lot of the songs out and we hadn't demo'd any of them."

He also added: "We've always been very prepared going into the studio but this batch of songs felt somewhat unknown to us. We went in not really knowing what the vibe was so we spent more time messing around trying weird shit and improvising than we'd ever done before in the studio. We ended up with an ugly baby that we love."

776 will be released on May 13 and can be pre-ordered HERE. Follow Phantom Glue on Facebook.

—Kelly Kettering

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