Wednesday 31 January 2024

Red Mesa announce new fourth full-length album ‘Partial Distortions’ to be released on April 19th, 2024.

Partial Distortions’ shows a powerful return of the Albuquerque, NM heavy desert rock trio Red Mesa

Red Mesa has released a live clip of “Witching Hour”.

The song will be the first single + official music to be released in February 2024.

From their most recent live performance at Moonlight Lounge in Albuquerque, NM on January 27th, 2024.

Film credits: Joe Smith Stringer

Desert Records will release the album on limited edition Vinyl LP, CD, and Cassette in North America and on digital download/streaming platforms worldwide.

“Red Mesa bring their signature heavy desert sound with more doom and sludge metal!” - Desert Records

Majestic Mountain Records will release a limited edition vinyl LP in Europe.

"It is an honor for Majestic to be involved in the release of Red Mesa's excellent new album!' - Marco Berg/Majestic Mountain Records

Presale will begin in mid-February.

Photo by Hayley Harper at the Abo Ruins, NM

The 6-track album features the same lineup from their 2020 release ‘The Path to the Deathless’ and the 2022 single ‘Forest Cathedral’

‘Partial Distortions’ shows further collaboration between band members as guitarist/vocalist Brad Frye, bassist/vocalist Alex Cantwell, and drummer/vocalist Roman Barham all contributed musically and lyrically throughout the album.

Red Mesa employs hte three vocal attack as all band members share vocal duties

Red Mesa has been leading the new generation of desert rock by proving that the genre is capable of greater expanses.

The trio has expanded their signature heavy desert sound on ‘Partial Distortions’ to include more doom and sludge metal moments. “Blackened desert” sound collages and an overall doomier and downright frightening musical path will confront the listener, as the album is darker musically and thematically. All whilst still dwelling within an optimism that instills hope that amongst the loss, the tragic endings, and the suffering that this existence brings, that life is still worth living.

Photo by Hayley Harper at the Abo Ruins, NM

Red Mesa is:

Brad Frye - Rhythm and Lead Guitars, Lead and Backing Vocals
Roman Barham - Drums, Lead and Backing Vocals
Alex Cantwell - Bass Guitar, Lead and Backing Vocals, Additional Rhythm Guitars, Piano

Red Mesa uses:

Reverend Guitars, Fowl Sounds Pedals, Black Art Toneworks Pedals, PaulEDrums, Pig Hog Cables, Black Harbor Strings, and Dava Picks.

Recorded by Augustine Ortiz at the Decibel Foundry in Santa Fe, NM in December 2022.

Recorded and mixed by Matthew Tobias at Empty House Studio in Albuquerque, NM in April, June, August, & October 2023.

Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege in Portland, OR in October 2023.


Thanks to Desert Bloom PR for all of the details.