Formed by Erik Wunder years ago while still living in Colorado, Man’s Gin began as an outlet for the Cobalt frontman to write dark booze jams and murder ballads on his acoustic guitar. Upon moving to Brooklyn, New York, Wunder assembled upright bass / ebow player Josh Lozano and guitarist / pianist Scott Edward and took the band’s sound up a notch. The result was the debut album Smiling Dogs, a sonic jaunt down America’s barren wastelands that garnered acclaim throughout the underground. Man’s Gin soon became known for putting on an awesome live set, performing mainly around the New York area as well as doing a short tour with Bruce Lamont of Yakuza.Recorded and produced by Andrew Schneider (Unsane, Pelican, Cave In, Converge) at Translator Audio in Brooklyn, sophomore album Rebellion Hymns is a emotionally charged, cinematic opus, employing a more expansive sonic palette this time around. The group brings a formidable cast of guest musicians along for the ride, including renowned solo artist and former member of Swans Jarboe, Wunder’s Cobalt co-conspirator Phil McSorley, and John LaMaccia of Candiria. A work of genuine wonder and dark beauty, Rebellion Hymns features photography and art direction by respected rock / metal photographer Jimmy Hubbard.