Spirit Adrift detail new release 20 Centuries Gone; reveal new song “Mass Formation Psychosis”

Photo by: Dave Creaney

Official press release:

Spirit Adrift expand their prolific catalog with 20 Centuries Gone, a collection of two new original songs and six cover songs that span the timeline of the band’s most foundational influences. Featuring artwork by Brian Mercer (Lamb of God, High on Fire, Mastodon), and mixed by Zeuss (Overkill, Crowbar, Municipal Waste), this release is a powerful journey through the past, present, and future of trad-metal’s most exciting new band. 

Available on August 19th via Century Media20 Centuries Gone sees Spirit Adrift put their trademark swagger on classics from Type O NegativePanteraMetallicaThin LizzyZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd — check out the track listing below.

Today, Spirit Adrift have premiered the second of the original tracks — “Mass Formation Psychosis” — via lyric video. The 6+ minute-long epic waxes and wanes like only Spirit Adrift can.

Spirit Adrift mastermind Nate Garrett comments:

“I always thought it would be a cool experience to record some songs by bands that are foundational to the DNA of Spirit Adrift. These choices are obvious and on the nose to me, but maybe unexpected to the fans. That made the whole thing a lot of fun. A band like Lynyrd Skynyrd might not be the first thing you think of when considering Spirit Adrift’s influences, so the task for me became figuring out how to honor these great songs, but in the distinct Spirit Adrift style. To make the whole thing even more special, I channeled these influences and wrote a couple of new songs to kick things off.”

Spirit Adrift will tour in support of 20 Centuries Gone this July and August, on the road with Crowbar. Pre-order 20 Centuries Gone here.

20 Centuries Gone track listing:

  1. “Sorcerer’s Fate”
  2. “Mass Formation Psychosis”
  3. “Everything Dies” (Type O Negative)
  4. “Hollow” (Pantera)
  5. “Escape” (Metallica)
  6. “Waiting for an Alibi” (Thin Lizzy)
  7. “Nasty Dogs and Funky Kings” (ZZ Top)
  8. “Poison Whiskey” (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

7/22 Austin, TX – Ripplefest *
7/23 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live *^
7/24 Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard *^
7/26 Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom
7/27 St. Louis, MO – Red Flag
7/28 Racine, WI – Route 20
7/29 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
7/30 Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
7/31 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
8/02 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
8/03 Columbus, OH – King Of Cups
8/04 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
8/06 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance Theater
8/09 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
8/10 Atlantic City, NJ – Anchor Rock Club
8/11 Reading, PA – Reverb
8/12 Huntington, WV – The Loud
8/13 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
8/14 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
8/16 Jacksonville, FL – Archetype
8/17 Miami, FL – Gramps
8/18 Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
8/19 Ft. Walton Beach, FL – Downtown Music Hall
8/20 Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen
8/21 Baton Rouge, LA – Chelsea’s Live
8/23 Athens, GA – 40 Watt
8/24 Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27
8/26 Albany, NY – Empire Underground
8/27 Worcester, MA – Tattoo The Earth


* = no Spirit Adrift
^ = w/ Mothership