Prepare to eat humble pie, Manowar, as Gallows are now officially the loudest band on the planet.
Guitarists Laurent Barnard and Steph Carter broke the world record for noise produced by a guitar and bass stack, when the two hooked up with Laney Amps and The Brighton Institute of Modern Music at the Laney factory near Birmingham on June 8.
"We had to wear ear-defenders and ear plugs at the same time, it was pretty intense!" Barnard tells Kerrang!. "You could feel the sound blasting through the amps. It was fucking off the hook!"
Playing through 12 heads (six Laney GH100L and six TT100H) running through 12 cabs (Laney TT412S), the lads reached an impressive 132.5 decibels, which even louder than standing next to a jet engine.
"More importantly, that's louder than [previous record holders] Manowar," adds the guitarist. "I am louder than Manowar! That's all I care about!"
Gallows' 'Orchestra Of Wolves' two-disc special edition is out now through Black Envelope.
Photo credit: Dave Hall