Formed in 2009 by four university chums, Chron Goblin broke into the Calgary music scene with the release of their self-titled EP in April of 2010. A five song fuzz-laden groovy endeavour, the Chron Goblin EP demonstrated the guys’ eagerness to make a mark with their unique blend of crushing riffs, soaring melodic vocals, and head-banging rhythms. While some might call them stoner rock, others hard rock, metal, or punk, Chron Goblin draws from all of these genres to create a contemporary rock n’ roll sound described as “musical adrenaline incarnate” by Christine Leonard (FFWD Weekly).
Comprised of Josh Sandulak (vocals), Devin “Darty” Purdy (guitar), Richard Hepp (bass), and Brett Whittingham (drums), these four create a powerful and undeniable force that has earned them a dedicated and ravenous following - check out their live video for “Freedom or Death” as evidence of their raucous fan-base.
While their EP earned Chron Goblin attention in local press and online publications, it has only served as a taste for the potential that was revealed with the release of their first full-length album One Million From the Top in September of 2011. Recorded over a span of ten days throughout June of the same year with Casey Lewis at Echo Base studios, One Million From the Top is a cosmic leap from their EP in terms of songwriting, musicianship, and production value as the band has demonstrated their drive, passion, and dedication to progress as a solidified unit.
Featuring the punk rock-driven riffs of “Make You Mine”, the dirty heavy metal groove of “Bring Your Idols”, the meandering, atmospheric, and climactic compositions of “Suicidal Sewer Bomber” and “Open Up My Eyes and See”, as well as the genre-defying “Come Undone”, One Million From the Top is sure to open up countless opportunities for Chron Goblin to gain further ground as a musical force to be reckoned with.
With plans to shoot a video this fall for one of the tunes off their new album, as well as to continue touring to add to their list of towns already conquered (including Brandon and Winnipeg MB, Canmore and Edmonton AB, Revelstoke and Kaslo BC), Chron Goblin is set to continue punishing eardrums and melting faces.