Vice Magazine's music channel, Noisey, has today unleashed one of the year's most extreme doom/sludge albums, by streaming the entire self-titled debut LP from WORMWOOD.
The new Boston-based act spawned by Chris Pupecki (Doomriders, Cast Iron Hike) and Chris Bevilacqua (ex-Doomriders, Hallraker), as WORMWOOD, the duo produces a caustic type of slow-motion audio terror. Their debut recording memorialize this torrential onslaught with five steamrolling new movements, recorded in full analog as well as mastered by Alex Garcia-Rivera (Cold Cave, Bloodhorse, Shelter) at Mystic Valley Studios. The Wormwood logo was drawn by Pupecki and tweaked by Jake Bannon (Converge), then infused into photos taken by Brad Fickeisen (Trap Them, The Red Chord) to create the bleak album cover. The sonic attack of WORMWOOD is harsh, the vocals are unapologetically negative, and it's all destructively perfect as the needle digs in across the vinyl expanse of this stunning debut.
Noisey today lets the entire Wormwood LP off the chain with an exclusive stream of the album, now playing at THIS LOCATION.
The self-titled album today sees CD and digital release through Magic Bullet Records, with the 12" vinyl edition on both black and smoke variations on October 28th. Orders for the CD and preorders for the LP are available HERE, and the digital via Bandcamp HERE, as well as through iTunes, Amazon and more. A CD run including a limited woven patch will be released through Patac Records on the 28th as well.
WORMWOOD will announce their first live performances and more in the dark days ahead. Stand by for further broadcasts.
"Born out of a need for yet-unexplored heaviness, WORMWOOD have retched out twenty minutes of crusty crush that are sure to nod some heads." - Decibel
"The Boston heavy music scene has delivered some absolutely phenomenal acts lo these last 25 or so years and Wormwood has to the potential to adroitly carry that torch into the foreseeable future. Their synthesis of Southern sludge with American doom is a lethal, and yes, bitter combination played to absolutely chilling depths." - Metal Insider
"WORMWOOD's music is not warm and fuzzy - it has the darkness of a hellish nightmare." - Cvlt Nation
"Sometimes crushing, sometimes creeping, this piece reimagines a modernist 'Morbid Tales' for the -very- angry, whilst being a whole lot more than simply derivative." - The Sludgelord