Arizona’s ganjapreneurial trio of Goya rides high once more. After a two-year layoff, the band is back with their first new dose of stoned sludge since their last full-length, Harvester of Bongloads. Jeff Owens and Sonny DeCarlo—now joined by Owens’ Spirit Adrift bandmate, Marcus Bryant—capture a distinctly 90’s grunge vibe on their new song, “200 and 4.”
Clocking in at four minutes and 20 seconds (blaze it), the track employs hazy guitar chords and riffs over an extremely gritty low-end that rattles the ground beneath Goya‘s feet. The band has always taken the best parts of bands like Electric Wizard and Black Sabbath, but this new track brings a different nuance. The band picks up the pace. Instead of languid doom, it’s a high-octane blend of 90’s grunge, rock, and stoner metal.
Goya spoke to Metal Injection in a brief quote stating, “We wanted to make something a little different for this unique release, and what came out was one of our most energetic songs. A lot of nineties influence can be heard on this one, but there’s no mistaking that it’s still a Goya song. It’s been over two years since our last brand new material, and we’re excited to be back at it!”
“200 and 4” officially arrives this Friday and will be available through Goya‘s Bandcamp and on cassette through Opoponax Records. During Psycho Smokeout on 4/20 (blaze it), they will have a very limited run of 75 lathe-cut copies that also double as pipes to smoke from that were created by Groove Family Records. Listen to an exclusive, advanced stream now.