ANATOMY OF HABIT: Decibel Magazine Premieres “Your Pure Breath” From Chicago Experimental... 

Decibel Magazine is currently streaming Your Pure Breath” from Chicago-based experimental post-punk/doom metal collective ANATOMY OF HABIT.  The track comes by way of the band’s third album, Even If It Takes A Lifetime, set for release on December 10th. This will be the first of two new albums ready to be unveiled to the public.

ANATOMY OF HABIT – Alex Latus (guitar), Isidro Reyes (metal percussion), Skyler Rowe (drums), Mark Solotroff (vocals), and Sam Wagster (bass + lap steel) — recorded both offerings with Sanford Parker, shortly before the pandemic, with mixing (by Parker) and mastering (by Collin Jordan) carried out during the long shutdown. Along with the band’s core instrumentation, listeners will hear piano, organ, analog synth, and vibraphone woven into the songs.

Elaborates band leader SOLOTROFF of the sprawling fourteen-minute Your Pure Breath,” “When the current lineup of ANATOMY OF HABIT was gelling in late 2017 and early 2018, ‘Your Pure Breath’ was one of the first songs that we wrote together. I believe that we only played it live a couple of times, and as we were writing more and more songs, and because it proved to be a fairly problematic one for me to perform at the time, we let it sit until we were preparing to go into the studio. While we were recording it, the song unexpectedly took on a life of its own, and it grew in both length and strength. When I consider the lyrics, it seems like one of the most straightforward songs that I’ve written for ANATOMY OF HABIT, although I don’t know if someone encountering it for the first time would necessarily agree with me. While the general mood of the song is firmly planted in sullen ground, the plea for help at the end could be interpreted in a more uplifting manner. In my mind, at least, there’s a direct tie to the potentially optimistic heart of the album title. The atmosphere as the song finishes never fails to give me chills and I hope that some listeners experience the same thing.”

Adds Decibel, “‘Your Pure Breath’ is an immersive, meditative, slow-building storm…”

Stream “Your Pure Breath” at THIS LOCATION.

Thematically, Even If It Takes A Lifetime continues Solotroff’s reflections on love and loss, the creative process, the abstracted and vanishing self, and a sense of absolute obliteration. The potentially nostalgic album title may allude to a sense of hope and may indicate that all is not lost, or at least it may point to an inner drive to keep pushing forward.

Even If It Takes A Lifetime will be released on CD, handsomely packaged in a six-panel digipak designed by Jonathan Canady, a longtime creative associate of the band. A cassette version will also be released, with light blue shells and a four-panel insert. The packaging for all formats will incorporate a series of lush, corporeal cyanotypes by New York-based artist Alexandra Lerman, a close friend of Solotroff. A vinyl edition will follow at a later date.

Find preorders at THIS LOCATION where “A Marginal World” can be streamed.

ANATOMY OF HABIT will celebrate Even If It Takes A Lifetime with a record release show December 8th at The Empty Bottle with additional performances to be announced in the weeks to come.

ANATOMY OF HABIT:
12/08/2021 The Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL * record release show w/ Human Impact, Child Bite [info]

ANATOMY OF HABIT formed in Chicago in October 2008. Although the band has experienced significant changes since forming, this is their longest-standing and most prolific lineup. It’s no wonder that they’ve gelled the way they have. Rowe and Latus have known each other since they were teenagers, growing up in Indianapolis’ heavy music scene and playing together in the band Still. Rowe and Wagster have been creating a strong body of work together in the pastoral instrumental Mute Duo. Reyes and Solotroff are old friends who’ve played together in both BLOODYMINDED and The Fortieth Day, for many years. This deep connective tissue has contributed to consistently effortless writing sessions and solidly fused live performances.

The band incorporates elements of doom metal, post-punk, death-rock, early-industrial, psychedelic, and shoegaze. The band’s last album, Ciphers + Axioms, was released by Relapse Records. Once Even If It Takes A Lifetime completes its full cycle, the band intend to follow up with their next album, Black Openings.

ANATOMY OF HABIT:
Alex Latus – guitar
Isidro Reyes – metal percussion
Skyler Rowe – drums, vibraphone
Mark Solotroff – vocals, analog synth
Sam Wagster – bass, lap steel, piano, keyboard

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GENOCIDE PACT To Host Gimme Metal Guest DJ Special December 1st; Eponymous Full-Length Nears... 

GENOCIDE PACT will host a Gimme Metal Guest DJ special on Wednesday, December 1st at 3:00pm EST / 12:00pm PST. Visit www.gimmemetal.com and join the band in the live chat!

The band’s guest DJ special comes in advance of the release of their eponymous new full-length, set to drop December 3rd via Relapse Records. An overdose of gut-wrenching death metal, Genocide Pact is heavy, engrossing, and undoubtedly brutal.

“This album reflects on the feeling of watching the world crumble while dealing with personal tragedy,” says guitarist/vocalist Tim Mullaney. True to his word, every track on Genocide Pact is a sonic assault brimming with palpable malaise. From the guttural screams in the album’s opener “Led To Extinction,” to the driving double bass that carries “Perverse Dominion,” and a head rattling low end on “Deprive Degrade,” Genocide Pact is wholly negative death metal.

The fury behind Genocide Pact captures the band’s collective frustrations and personal journeys through these turbulent times. “You turn on the news and see mass shootings, a global pandemic, endless war, and corporations and politicians trying to sell you bullshit,” says Mullaney. “You pick up your phone and another friend or family member has died. On top of that, you’re broke as fuck and work endlessly for a boss that doesn’t even know your name. You find yourself paranoid, pissed off, and embracing nihilism.” GENOCIDE PACT has learned to embrace the negativity, churning out one of 2021’s ugliest and unforgiving records.

Genocide Pact will be released on CD, LP and digital formats. Find physical preorders HERE and digital downloads / streaming services HERE.

View the band’s previously released video for “Perverse Dominion,” directed by Brian Boeckman, HERE, stream “Purged Flesh” HERE, and stream “Deprive/Degrade” HERE.

GENOCIDE PACT:
Mike Nolan – bass
Connor Donegan – drums
Tim Mullaney – guitars, vocals
Demir Soyer – guitars

“…a gut-bruising sock of bare-knuckled grind and leather-booted death-metal that’s the sonic equivalent of getting jumped in an alleyway behind the venue.” — Revolver

“…it’s an album that showcases the band sounding tighter than ever before. Without being labeled as a death/doom band, GENOCIDE PACT aren’t shy in treading that sacred ground that was forged by Bolt Thrower, a slow crawl across the battlefield with heavy and chunky riffs leading the charge…” – Invisible Oranges

“‘Perverse Dominion’ is a brutal rager that toggles back and forth between classic metal riffage and pure guttural sludge.” – Stereogum

“…a nasty blend of demented rampaging and morbid misery, alternately battering while generating eviscerating tremolo’d frenzies, and then oozing pestilential ghastliness.” – No Clean Singing

“Their crunching death metal just bleeds pain and disillusionment as the band unloads the pressure and anxiety they have faced along with us in a world filled with people who seemingly don’t care. This record is the last eighteen months gift wrapped in pain, torment, and hurt that never seems to end.” – Meat Mead Metal

“This record has tracks in the most real sense, the kind that stay with you and have you not only humming the riffs but retaining the song’s structure. This is death metal with crossover appeal not necessarily to hardcore, but rather to the metal world at large outside of extreme metal. Stadium death metal indeed.” – No Echo

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Dayseeker Announce Spring 2022 Headline Tour, Playing “Sleeptalk” In Full 

DAYSEEKER ANNOUNCE SPRING 2022 HEADLINE TOUR

BAND TO PLAY 2019's SLEEPTALK IN FULL

DIGITAL DELUXE VERSION OF SLEEPTALK OUT NOW

Southern California's DAYSEEKER have announced their Spring 2022 tour plans. The band will embark on a headline run that kicks off April 2 in Los Angeles and blazes a trail through country before wrapping on May 13 in Anaheim.
The band will be performing their fourth album, 2019's Sleeptalk, in its entirety on this run.
Support will come from Holding Absence, Thornhill, and Caskets.
"This is our first proper headlining tour since our start as a band and this is the perfect album to highlight," says Dayseeker. "The supporting bands are incredible and we know this is going to be a very special experience for everyone involved."

Get tickets here or here.

Upon its initial release, Sleeptalk was labeled "a warm and welcome release to higher ground" by Alternative Press. Soundfiction claimed that the record "has shown us that this band is a force of nature when it comes to what the band is capable of." Deadpress stated that the record brought "some much needed fresh air into the post-hardcore scene. The album has gone on to accumulate over 40 million streams. The record effectively positioned Dayseeker as one of the scene's most formidable forces and a band that is primed to take its next big leap.
Earlier this year, Dayseeker released a digital deluxe version of Sleeptalk. It dropped on September 24, 2021 — almost two years to the day since the release of the original. It's available here. The deluxe edition included four reimagined versions of album tracks, which offered fans a fresh and unique take on songs they already love.
DAYSEEKER ON TOUR:
WITH HOLDING ABSENCE, THORNHILL, + CASKETS:
4/2 — Los Angeles, CA — Teragram
4/3 — San Diego, CA — SOMA
4/5 — Mesa, AZ — Underground
4/6 — Albuquerque, NM — Launchpad
4/8 — San Antonio, TX — Rockbox
4/9 — Dallas, TX — The Loft
4/10 — Houston, TX — Warehouse (Studio)
4/12 — Tampa, FL — Crowbar
4/13 — West Palm Beach, FL — Respectables
4/14 — Orlando, FL — Soundbar
4/15 — Atlanta, GA — Masquerade (Purgatory)
4/16 — Greensboro, NC — Blind Tiger
4/17 — Richmond, VA — Canal Club
4/19 — Worcester, MA — Palladium
4/20 — Montreal, QC — Bar Le Ritz
4/21 — Toronto, ON — Velvet Underground
4/22 — Pittsburgh, PA — Crafthouse
4/23 — Brooklyn, NY — Knitting Factory
4/24 — Asbury Park, NJ — House of Independents
4/26 — Columbus, OH — Skully's
4/27 — Detroit, MI — The Shelter
4/28 — Lakewood, OH — Foundry
4/29 — Chicago, IL — Subterranean
4/30 — Milwaukee, WI — Miramar Theatre
5/1 — St. Paul, MN — Amsterdam
5/3 — Denver, CO — Larimer Lounge
5/4 — Salt Lake City, UT — Loading Dock
5/6 — Seattle, WA — El Corazon
5/7 — Portland, OR — Hawthorne Theater
5/8 — Vancouver, BC — Biltmore
5/10 — Roseville, CA — Goldfield Trading Post
5/11 — Berkeley, CA — Cornerstone
5/12 — Santa Cruz, CA — Catalyst
5/13 — Anaheim, CA — Chain Reaction

Dayseeker Announce Spring 2022 Headline Tour, Playing “Sleeptalk” In Full 

DAYSEEKER ANNOUNCE SPRING 2022 HEADLINE TOUR

BAND TO PLAY 2019's SLEEPTALK IN FULL

DIGITAL DELUXE VERSION OF SLEEPTALK OUT NOW

Southern California's DAYSEEKER have announced their Spring 2022 tour plans. The band will embark on a headline run that kicks off April 2 in Los Angeles and blazes a trail through country before wrapping on May 13 in Anaheim.
The band will be performing their fourth album, 2019's Sleeptalk, in its entirety on this run.
Support will come from Holding Absence, Thornhill, and Caskets.
"This is our first proper headlining tour since our start as a band and this is the perfect album to highlight," says Dayseeker. "The supporting bands are incredible and we know this is going to be a very special experience for everyone involved."

Get tickets here or here.

Upon its initial release, Sleeptalk was labeled "a warm and welcome release to higher ground" by Alternative Press. Soundfiction claimed that the record "has shown us that this band is a force of nature when it comes to what the band is capable of." Deadpress stated that the record brought "some much needed fresh air into the post-hardcore scene. The album has gone on to accumulate over 40 million streams. The record effectively positioned Dayseeker as one of the scene's most formidable forces and a band that is primed to take its next big leap.
Earlier this year, Dayseeker released a digital deluxe version of Sleeptalk. It dropped on September 24, 2021 — almost two years to the day since the release of the original. It's available here. The deluxe edition included four reimagined versions of album tracks, which offered fans a fresh and unique take on songs they already love.
DAYSEEKER ON TOUR:
WITH HOLDING ABSENCE, THORNHILL, + CASKETS:
4/2 — Los Angeles, CA — Teragram
4/3 — San Diego, CA — SOMA
4/5 — Mesa, AZ — Underground
4/6 — Albuquerque, NM — Launchpad
4/8 — San Antonio, TX — Rockbox
4/9 — Dallas, TX — The Loft
4/10 — Houston, TX — Warehouse (Studio)
4/12 — Tampa, FL — Crowbar
4/13 — West Palm Beach, FL — Respectables
4/14 — Orlando, FL — Soundbar
4/15 — Atlanta, GA — Masquerade (Purgatory)
4/16 — Greensboro, NC — Blind Tiger
4/17 — Richmond, VA — Canal Club
4/19 — Worcester, MA — Palladium
4/20 — Montreal, QC — Bar Le Ritz
4/21 — Toronto, ON — Velvet Underground
4/22 — Pittsburgh, PA — Crafthouse
4/23 — Brooklyn, NY — Knitting Factory
4/24 — Asbury Park, NJ — House of Independents
4/26 — Columbus, OH — Skully's
4/27 — Detroit, MI — The Shelter
4/28 — Lakewood, OH — Foundry
4/29 — Chicago, IL — Subterranean
4/30 — Milwaukee, WI — Miramar Theatre
5/1 — St. Paul, MN — Amsterdam
5/3 — Denver, CO — Larimer Lounge
5/4 — Salt Lake City, UT — Loading Dock
5/6 — Seattle, WA — El Corazon
5/7 — Portland, OR — Hawthorne Theater
5/8 — Vancouver, BC — Biltmore
5/10 — Roseville, CA — Goldfield Trading Post
5/11 — Berkeley, CA — Cornerstone
5/12 — Santa Cruz, CA — Catalyst
5/13 — Anaheim, CA — Chain Reaction

REDEMPTOR: Metal Injection Streams Agonia Full-Length By Polish Death Metal Act With... 

photos by Michał Xaay Loranc

Metal Injection is hosting the exclusive advance stream of Agonia, the new album from Krakow, Poland-based death metal outfit REDEMPTOR – with current and former members of Decapitated, Vader, Hate, Sceptic, Sothoth, Banisher, Deivos, and more in its ranks – ahead of the record’s release this Friday through Selfmadegod Records.

The searing successor to their well-received 2017-released Arthaneum album, REDEMPTOR’s Agonia delivers nine new tracks of technical, atmospheric death metal heavily influenced by Gorguts, Morbid Angel, Immolation, and Death. With the drums recorded at dMb Studio, the album was recorded, mixed, and mastered at Zed Studios by Tomasz Zalewski (Decapitated, Kat, Deivos), and completed with artwork by the band’s vocalist Michał Xaay Loranc, known from his work for Behemoth, Necrophagist, Nile, Abysmal Tortment, and many more. Additionally, Agonia features guest contributions of viola from Monika Boroni and orchestral arrangement by Dominik Wawak on the song “Debris.”

Loranc writes, “Working on Agonia, we’ve been entirely focused on creating an overwhelming, dark atmosphere. It expresses fear, anguish, and despair. In the flood of strange and bleak arrangements the peculiarity floats inertly towards the abyss.”

Metal Injection, who today featured the album in their Tech Death Tuesday column, delves, “Agonia, which means agony, evolves upon the dissonant and mechanical soundscapes that flourished throughout Arnatheum. Whereas Arnatheum felt like a piece of well-thought-out connective tissue bridging the gap between dissonant technical death metal (with a particular focus on being an atmospheric death metal group as well) and ‘regular’ technical death metal, REDEMPTOR once again has chosen growth over complacency this go around. On Agonia, the music resembles Gorguts and Obscura more than it ever has for the band, and yet there is still a complex and cold tech-death element that brings to mind Soreption and Decapitated to me.”

Deploy REDEMPTOR’s entire Agonia album early now only at Metal Injection RIGHT HERE.

Selfmadegod Records will release Agonia this Friday, December 3rd on CD, LP, and digital platforms. Find preorders at the label webshop HERE and Bandcamp HERE, and see official video for “Potion Of The Skies” HERE.

REDEMPTOR was formed in 2001 by Daniel Kesler (Only Sons, Sothoth ex-Sceptic), recording two demos in its first lineup. The debut album, None Pointless Balance, was recorded in 2005, while the band played many concerts, paving the way for a new chapter of their activity.

2007 brought with it revolutionary changes in the lineup, with well-known Polish artists such as vocalist Michał Xaay Loranc (responsible for the graphics of Nile, Pestilence, and many others), drummer Jakub Chmura (Sceptic, Thy Disease), guitarist Konrad Rossa (Decrepit Birth, Decapitated, Sothoth), and bassist Andrzej Pichlinski (Privateer) joining the band, recording the new demo, Nanosynthesis, performing together through 2010.

In 2011, Hubert Więcek (Banisher, ex-Decapitated, ex-Acid Drinkers) replaced Konrad Rossa on guitar and Piotr Tokarz joined on bass. In this lineup, REDEMPTOR played many concerts and recorded the 4th Density EP. In 2014, longtime drummer Jakub Chmura left the band, his place was taken by Kerim Lechner (ex-Decapitated, Septicflesh) as session drummer, and recording on the band’s self-released second full-length, The Jugglernaut, which was very positively received by fans and critics alike.

The next few years of the band’s activity marked a new era and a significant change of musical direction. In 2017 the band signed with Polish label Selfmadegod Records, releasing their third album, Arthaneum. At this time, Paweł Pavulon Jaroszewicz – then performing with Vader, Decapitated, Hate, and Antigama – became the new drummer, and Arthaneum was realized as the band’s greatest success, the album receiving enthusiastic reviews and greatly expanding their fanbase.

In 2018, Selfmadegod released The Becoming [2005-2011], a collection of REDEMPTOR recordings which compiles a reissue of None Pointless Balance, the Nanosynthesis demo, and the 4th Density EP. Now, as 2021 draws to a close, the band delivers their massive Agonia LP via Selfmadegod, with drums recorded by Daniel Rutkowski (Hate) bass from Kamil Stadnicki (Deivos, Ulcer, Only Sons).

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