Prog Sphere Promotions: Hotel Wrecking City Traders

Hotel Wrecking City Traders (HWCT) have been dislodging earwax, busting strings and sticks and blowing minds since 2007.  HWCT are an instrumental noise rock duo with a heavy focus on improvisation and a love of loud volume and the psychedelic.  The band has to date released an EP (2007) a full length album ‘Black Yolk’ (2008) and a 7 Inch ‘Somer/Wantok’ (2009), all through Bro Fidelity Records (Australia). HWCT’s latest is a collaborative effort – featuring Gary Arce (Yawning Man/Ten East). An offer from Gary that eventuated from HWCT supporting Ten East on tour in Australia in 2009. This will be a strictly limited vinyl pressing (300 copies) which was released in June, 2011 and distributed by Cobraside Distribution in the USA. With a constant touring regime forever in place the band’s presence has grown both in Australia and overseas which has seen them play shows with the likes of: Russian Circles (USA), Thrones (USA)Ten East (USA), Earthless (USA), Om (USA), Black Cobra (USA), Monarch (Fr), Grey Daturas (Aust), Winnebago Deal (UK), The Hard-Ons (Aust), to name but a few…

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Ben Wrecker also joined Winnebago Deal (UK) on drums as a last minute stand-in on their debut tour of Australia in 2008 .  Ben Wrecker was also personally invited to play drums by Nick Oliveri (Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age) in his Mondo Generator project in 2010 for a US tour. Hotel Wrecking City Traders are looking into a US tour (Featuring Gary Arce playing 2nd guitar) tentatively for mid 2012 and will take  in shows with Yawning Man and Fatso Jetson. A recording session is due to take place in California during the tour with legendary producer Scott Reeder (Kyuss, Goatsnake, The Obsessed).

Continents collide! Oz’s Hotel Wrecking City Traders and Gary Arce of Californian desert legends Yawning Man reach across the Pacific to combine noise rock crunch with psych guitar bliss. – The Obelisk

So, the album is great, although you have to be a in stoner, psychedelic, jamzy kind of mind to fully appreciate the album I think. The music is easily digestible, and I can imagine you’ll be blown away by their live sound. - Doommantia

If Thor was the hero in an apocalyptic action movie, Hotel Wrecking City Traders would be his entrance music – Ash Easton (Blunt Magazine, Australia)

This is earthquake-heavy stuff that fans of early Floor and the old Bovine Records band Thug have been waiting for – Adam Wright-Carmean (Crucial Blast Records, USA)

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Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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