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Below is our complete John Frum news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

John Frum Streaming New Album

After much anticipation, cult metal collective John Frum today releases debut album, "A Stirring In The Noos," via Relapse Records. You can pick up your own copy right here or stream all the tracks in the player below.

Earlier this week, John Frum debuted a terrifying new video for the song “Wasting Subtle Body,” which was directed by Mitch Massie and can be seen at this location.

The mysterious John Frum is the manifestation of four musical minds coalescing in a collective consciousness developed from time spent playing with The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Faceless, John Zorn, Cleric and many more elite projects. The band consists of:

Matt Hollenberg (John Zorn, Cleric)/guitar
Eli Litwin (Intensus/Deveykus/Knife The Glitter)/drums
Derek Rydquist (Ex-The Faceless)/vocals
Liam Wilson (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Starkweather)/bass More...

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John Frum Posts "Wasting Subtle Body" Video

Just days ahead of the release of a debut album, cult metal collective John Frum has now dropped a video for new song, “Wasting Subtle Body." Check it out below. The band’s new record, "A Stirring In The Noos," will be available for purchase and stream via Relapse Records on May 12th.

The video for “Wasting Subtle Body” was directed by Mitch Massie (Cattle Decapitation, The Locust) and is a mind-bending depiction of a terrifying ritual with haunting visuals. Massie comments:

“One thing I was really excited about with this project was to shoot nature in a way that depicts the character's inward journey. I didn't want to use the weird sex and death stuff I tend to do. This project was to be the beauty of nature herself! I went way out there with my camera and tried to get my inner hippie excited about tickling chakras, absorbing energy from stones, bathing in nature's blushing design...but all I found in mother nature was death and fucking (in macro)."

The mysterious John Frum is the manifestation of four musical minds coalescing in a collective consciousness developed from time spent playing with The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Faceless, John Zorn, Cleric and many more elite projects. More...

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John Frum Posts "Pining Light" Video

As the release date for the band's debut record draws closer, cult metal collective John Frum has shared an epic live video for “Pining Light” today that was filmed at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY on April 15th.

The studio version of the song can be found on the band’s forthcoming album, "A Stirring In The Noos," which will be released via Relapse Records on May 12th. Pre-orders are online now over here.

This new video for “Pining Light” was filmed by Frank Huang (Maximum Volume Silence) and can be seen below. The mysterious John Frum is the manifestation of four musical minds coalescing in a collective consciousness developed from time spent playing with The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Faceless, John Zorn, Cleric and many more elite projects.

John Frum’s unorthodox debut maneuvers through 40 minutes of darkly psychedelic and meticulously crafted death metal, the backdrop of a bad trip. More...

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John Frum Releases New Video

Enigmatic, cult metal collective John Frum just unveiled a video for new song “Memory Palace.” The song is found on the band’s upcoming, debut album, "A Stirring In The Noos," which is set for release through Relapse Records on May 12th.

Pre-orders are online now right here. The band also comments: "'Memory Palace' is a journey into the ever changing and expanding void we find ourselves hurtling through, and a reflection on the fleeting knowledge one stands to gain within. It also speaks to the pitfalls of our god complex and the futility of enlightenment on any scale."

The mysterious John Frum is the manifestation of four musical minds coalescing in a collective consciousness developed from time spent playing with The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Faceless, John Zorn, Cleric and many more elite projects. This unorthodox debut maneuvers through 40 minutes of darkly psychedelic and meticulously crafted death metal, acting as the backdrop of a bad trip. Fans can also see the band live:

April 14 - Philadelphia, PA - Shred Shed w/ Surgeon + Night Raids + Special Guest Headliner TBA
April 15 - New York, NY - St. Vitus w/ Imperial Triumphant + Special Guest Headliner TBA
April 16 - Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery w/Cemetery Piss + Special Guest Headliner TBA More...

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John Frum Posts "Presage Of Emptiness" Video

The patron saints of altered states known as John Frum welcome in the golden age of musical enlightenment with "A Stirring In The Noos." Nearly 6 years in the making, John Frum's unorthodox debut maneuvers through 40 minutes of darkly psychedelic and meticulously crafted death metal, acting as a medium for malefic musings, the backdrop of a bad trip.

The mysterious John Frum is the manifestation of four musical minds coalescing in a collective consciousness developed from time spent playing with The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Faceless, John Zorn, Cleric and many more elite projects. This collective statement was issued about the band name:

"The band John Frum borrows its alias from the Cargo Cults of the South Pacific. Similar to American soldiers receiving air-dropped supplies during WWII, these Cargo Cults believed certain behaviors and rituals would bring riches and 'cargo' down from the heavens. Some believed the elaborate flag rituals of the troops working the airfields would bring the arrival of more planes, when in fact the soldiers were just helping the pilots land. More...

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John Frum Announces New Album

This is February 15th, John Frum Day. On this day, cult followers from all over the island of Tanna in the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu come to the village of Lamakara at Sulfa Bay to march, raise their flags, and celebrate their esoteric way of life.

This is also the day that the patron saints of altered states known as John Frum reveal to the world the first glimpse into a new chronicle of auditory disturbances. Indulge your senses with a teaser trailer below.

Consisting of current and former members of The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Faceless, John Zorn and many other renowned projects, John Frum has been fermenting a bedeviled broth since 11.11.11. Like a planchette moved by the presence of subtle energies, John Frum functions as a medium for malefic musings.

Nearly 6 years in the making, John Frum’s unorthodox debut "A Stirring in the Noos" maneuvers through 40 minutes of darkly psychedelic and meticulously crafted death metal. More...

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