KING GIANT's third LP, “Black Ocean Waves”, thunders with forty-five minutes of the band's brooding, doom-drenched take on
Southern metal, once again delivering gritty tales of regret, shame, revenge, and resolution.
Recorded at Magpie Cage Studios in Baltimore, Maryland, the album was engineered by Jawbox architect, J. Robbins
(Clutch, The Sword, Wino) who later mixed the album and supplied Hammond organ on the track "Blood Of The Lamb" and
background vocals on "Trail Of Thorns."
Following its initial CD and digital release in June 2015, Black Ocean Waves is being released on vinyl through
Dia De Los Muertos Records – a subdivision of Smash Records – in a run of 300 copies; 100 copies each on black, beer,
and purple/red color schemes. Release Date is Record Store Day (16 April 2016).
Of the triumphant Black Ocean Waves, Invisible Oranges reported: "Their sound is big, straightforward and bluesy,
recalling Corrosion of Conformity circa Deliverance, my favorite record of theirs, as well as Down and Kyuss.
KING GIANT's approach is 'meat and potatoes' in the sense that Argentine Filet Mignon and
rosemary roasted fingerlings is 'meat and potatoes'."
Skulls N Bones crowned the album with a 5/5, praising: "Black Ocean Waves is a bold and limitless release containing eight
tracks that just flow one into the other in a hugely satisfying way. Listen to it, and set sail on seas of pain, regret, life, death and
rebirth. This is one voyage that can't be missed."
The Sludgelord's review included: "All in all, I haven't heard a record of this type that is this good for a long time.
If you enjoy Monster Magnet, Mastodon, Danzig, The Doors, Scissorfight and so on, you will find a lot to enjoy here.
This is fantastic heavy rock music with a dark vibe and a metal heart… One more thing: it is relentlessly, unbelievably,
Teeth Of The Divine boasts: "KING GIANT play a big, fat boozy style of stoner doom meets southern metal,
drawing influence from the likes of Down, Clutch, Mastodon and Orange Goblin. Influences aside KING GIANT cultivates a
sound that is warmly familiar but unmistakably their own."