Gnarwhal are getting ready to release their latest album “Crucial” on May 12th, an expansive record that balances the band's primal carnage with a stronger melodic focus than ever before. Furiously blending the technicality of progressive rock with noise, post-hardcore, and an undeniable math punk brilliance that simultaneously explodes in every direction, “Crucial” sets a new tone for the duo’s experimental sound. Gnarwhal occupy a unique sonic space of warped punk, operating somewhere between the ballistic force and twisted scuzz of Lightning Bolt, Tera Melos, Hella and even... Rage Against The Machine. “Crucial” is punk for the forward thinking audience, an avalanche of brutal pop songs buried under the rubble.