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Masters of Reality, ‘ Pine/Cross Dover’ — New Album


It’s been just a little too long since we were graced with a new Masters of Reality album. For most, Masters of Reality is not a name that gets bounced around that often. That’s a crying shame, as frontman Chris Goss is worthy of his ‘grandfather of stoner rock’ title; not only because of his own band, but also his production work on landmark Kyuss and Queens of the Stone Age albums.

Joined by longtime a collaborator, drummer John Leamy, ‘Pine/Cross Dover’ (two albums in one) cultivates the exact pop construction over blazed riffs that’s expected from this duo. From the sensual groove and hook of ‘Always’ to the continuous twisting note of ‘Dreamtime Stomp’ (which you can stream), this is a welcoming back.

“When we get together to record and tour a new Masters of Reality album, it’s the white rat thrown into the cage of two hungry pythons,” Goss said in statement. “It’s nothing short of a quick ecstatic feast. We have absolutely no intentions other than making music that we want to hear, and other musicians definitely sense that wonderful freedom and experimentation and try to emulate it, to great profit. Proof of good design, I’d assume.”

The band will be leaving the Mojave Desert for some West Coast dates beginning Nov. 10 in Anaheim, Calif. Masters of Reality are slated for some overseas dates with the Cult early next year.

‘Pine/Cross Dover’ is out now via Cool Green Recordings.

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