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Immortal Bird To Release Debut EP "Akrasia"

Chicago blackened death thrash troupe Immortal Bird is pleased to announce the release of a debut EP.

Titled "Akrasia," the abrasive manifestation of audio filth was recorded at Lo-Tech Laboratories this past summer by Windy City sound sorcerer Jeff Ziolo, mixed by Kurt Ballou at Godcity Studio, mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, and delivers four scathingly visceral tracks of torment.

Comments drummer/front woman Rae Amitay of the offering: "'Akrasia' is the state of acting against one's better judgment, or weakness of will. The EP is centered around this concept, and the tracks serve to explore feelings of rage, resentment, and anguish that have resulted from 'akratic' behavior -- mostly my own. The riffs, lyrics, and overall tone are meant to reflect both intensely caustic anger and moments of poignant self-realization.

"Writing and recording this EP was initially intended to be a cathartic and one-time experience, signifying the beginning and the end of Immortal Bird, but after collaborating with my bandmates and performing live, I've realized that this is a project that will press onward both in the studio and on the road. I feel incredibly fortunate to have been able to work with Kurt Ballou and Brad Boatright, as they're complete commanders of their craft. This music could not have been placed in better hands, and that is an amazing feeling."

"Akrasia" is set for release via Closed Casket Recordings on December 3rd. The track listing is as follows:

1. Spitting Teeth
2. Ashen Scabland
3. Akratic Seminar
4. The Pseudoscientist

Immortal Bird took its perverted form when drummer Rae Amitay (Thrawsunblat) yearned to step out from behind the confines of her drum kit, write some riffs and scream. With those dreams in tow, she enlisted the help of longtime friend/guitarist Evan Berry (Wilderun, Replacire) and bassist John Picillo. With Amitay opting to handle the mic onstage (while tackling drums and vocals on the albums), Garry Naples (Novembers Doom, Kastasyde, Without Waves) was recruited to take on all live drumming duties.

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