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California's Abstracter is today streaming a 10 1/2 minute surge of harrowing crust/sludge titled "Cruciform," which can be heard below, thanks to Vice.com.
Boasting an apocalyptic view on the future, Abtracter's harsh output surges with crushing, blackened sludge infiltrated with elements of noise, black metal, and psychedelic wrath, and new album "Wound Empire" boasts the band's most demoralizing elements to date, its four massive movements consuming forty-two minutes.
The album was recorded and mixed at Earhammer Studios in Oakland, California by Greg Wilkinson (Brainoil, Pallbearer, Noothgrush, etc.), mastered at Audiosiege Mastering studios in Portland, Oregon by Brad Boatright, and is due out February 10th, 2015.
Abstracter has also confirmed a hometown record release show for "Wound Empire", set to take place on March 7th in Oakland, the band also joined by Dispirit, Alaric and Church. Additional sporadic live actions will be declared in the coming weeks. More...
With Oakland, California-based Abstracter's second full-length, "Wound Empire," nearing release in early February, an ominous foretaste of the album's wretchedness has been leaked via Cvlt Nation. Check out "Lightless" below.
Boasting an apocalyptic view on the future of our planet and its occupants, Abstracter's harsh output surges with influences from across the extreme underground music spectrum, a crushing blackened sludge infiltrated with elements of noise, black metal and psychedelic wrath.
The album was recorded and mixed at Earhammer Studios in Oakland, California by Greg Wilkinson (Brainoil, Pallbearer, Noothgrush, etc.) and mastered at Audiosiege Mastering studios in Portland, Oregon by Brad Boatright (Wolves In The Throne Room, Nails, Sunn O))), Sleep, etc.). Wound Empire's cover art and layout was handled by the band's friend Kevin Gan Yuen of Sutekh Hexen.
Set for official release on February 10th, 2015, "Wound Empire" will be available on 12" vinyl LP through Fragile Branch Recordings (US), Vendetta Records (EU/DE), 7 Degrees Records (EU/DE) and Shove Records (EU/IT), on CD by COF Records (formerly known as Church Ov Fuck - UK), on cassette tape co-released by Sentient Ruin in collaboration with An Out Recordings, and digitally again through Sentient Ruin. More...
With the threat of apocalypse constantly looming over humanity, Oakland-based Abstracter supplies an apt soundtrack for the end of times with impending sophomore full-length, "Wound Empire."
Centered once again on the construction of lengthy, winding, and abyssal buildup and collapse progressions, "Wound Empire" brings entirely new elements to the sonic palette of Abstracter. The track listing is as follows:
2. Open Veins
4. Glowing Wounds More...
California's Abstracter has announced the band's upcoming second full-length album will be a cooperative release between Germany-based Vendetta Records and 7Degrees Records, Italy's Shove Records, UK-based Church of Fuck, and U.S. labels Fragile Branch Recordings, Sentient Ruin Laboratories, and An Out Recordings.
Drawing musical influence Godflesh, Amebix, Neurosis, His Hero is Gone, Blut Aus Nord, and Dystopia and conceptually influenced by the work of South African anti-natalist philosopher David Banatar, "Wound Empire" is a concept work that once again sees the band dwell in its obsession for massive and crushing riffing.
Crafted in near-seclusion over the past two years, "Wound Empire" is a forty-five minute hallucinating voyage into a frightening wasteland of complete darkness-ridden heaviness spread across four, ten minute-long, slabs of blackened doom.
This new album follows debut release, "Tomb of Feathers," which dropped in 2012 on The Path Less Traveled Records. "Wound Empire" was recorded this Spring at Earhammer Studios in Oakland by Greg Wilkinson and mastered at Audiosiege Mastering studios in Portland by Brad Boatright. More...
Tomb of Feathers, the debut album by bay area blackened noise band Abstracter, was released today on cassette tape format. The band has made a rare statement with this release by recording the entire thing on analog tape, and they now bring you yet another step in their effort to allow people to experience their music through a format and sound that is totally unique and of superb quality. You can learn more about it over on Abstracter's bigcartel page.
The cassette tape will be available in two versions, a regular version and a deluxe version containing a digital download, and will be bundled up in a clear cassette box with a four panel J-card designed by Mattia Alagna, Abstracter's vocalist, who is also responsible for all the artwork contained within. The cassette tapes will come in a limited run of one hundred units, and will be sold by the band them selves directly through their own imprint, Anti-Everything Laboratories, Inc. Stream the three song release "Tomb of Feathers" over at bandcamp.
The Path Less Traveled Records will release "Tomb of Feathers," the debut album from crusty bay area blackened noise doomsters Abstracter September 18th on digital format. The CD and vinyl versions will be released in early 2013, while a cassette tape version of the album will be available for sale in fall of 2012 through the band's own imprint Anti-Everything Laboratories.
Consisting of three tracks spanning 40 minutes, "Tomb of Feathers" was entirely self-produced and self-funded by the band and was recorded live in three days (one track per day), directly to 22-track, 2-inch analog tape mounted on 30-minute reels processed by a mid-80's Akai tape recorder, by sound engineer Josh Garcia (Depeche Mode, Melvins, Dwarves).
The recordings were then passed on to Greg Wilkinson at Hearhammer Studios for mixing, and were then shipped to Philadelphia to be mastered by James Plotkin (Isis, Sunn O))), Old, Khanate, etc.). Stream all three tracks over at Bandcamp or below in the widget.