Maserati, ‘Pyramid of the Sun’ — New Album
Since the passing of drummer Jerry Fuchs, psychedelic rock outfit Maserati were put into limbo. But the Georgia-based band assured fans that the they would be able to finish their next album, 'Pyramid of the Sun,' which will be released on Nov. 9 through Temporary Residence.
With drums already tracked, the remaining members spent the majority of a year making sure the album would act as a celebration of their friend's life and work. The heavy delay and Ash Ra Tempel-worshiping guitars of Maserati are in clear form, as well as the fanatical percussion work of Fuchs. But added to this is a heavy synth vibe, some of which is likely thanks to the contributions of Zombi's Steve Moore.
Always ones to give more than what's needed for an album, Maserati are releasing the limited-edition, 12-inch version of 'Pyramid of the Moon' on Oct. 9. The title track was initially a jam session they recorded, based on a scribbled journal idea from Fuchs. Never intended to be heard, a rough version of the nine-minute song ended being up sent to the label and becoming an office favorite -- undeniably needing to be heard.