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Saturday, January 9, 2016

Agoraphobic Nosebleed premieres "Deathbed"


Infamous extreme metal unit, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, have shared "Deathbed," the second track from the band's forthcoming new EP Arc, via MetalSucks today issuing of the track, "Agoraphobic Nosebleed's Arc is a masterpiece. And while your response to that news might be, 'Well yeah, no duh!,' if Arc were a grind record, it's not: the first of four separate albums, each in a different style, Arc is a doom album, its charge befittingly led by vocalist Kat Katz, who made her name fronting the slower-than-slow, heavier-than-heavy Salome. That the music on Arc is every bit as good as more 'traditional' ANb material is a testament to the genius of Katz and guitarist/producer Scott Hull. In other words: Arc cements Agoraphobic Nosebleed's position as one of the best metal bands of their time. May they live to make a million more releases."

Stream "Deathbed" below.



The first single from Arc, "Not A Daughter", which recently premiered via NPR, is also available for public ingestion below.



Led by the distinctive howl of vocalist Kat Katz, Arc is a crushing, three-song onslaught of misanthropic, musical violence and the first in a series of four Agoraphobic Nosebleed EPs designed to decimate your total being. The twenty-five+ minute sludge-fueled feast finds Agoraphobic Nosebleed sounding heavier, doomier and more destructive than ever before. Believe it.

In conjunction with the release of Arc, both Agoraphobic Nosebleed's Frozen Corpse Stuffed With Dope and Altered States Of America full-lengths will be available on vinyl for the first time in over a decade.

Arc, along with the vinyl editions of Frozen Corpse Stuffed With Dope and Altered States Of America will be available on January 22nd, 2016. Physical preorders are available now here, and digital preorders are available at this location.

Sample the vinyl trailer below.



An overwhelming, concentrated outpouring of perceptual stimuli, the band's second full-length, the 2002-issued Frozen Corpse Stuffed With Dope, referenced the glory days of early '00s grindcore while disregarding the genre's then-current ideals, becoming one of the most talked-about grindcore records in recent history. The album and band were featured in numerous high-profile media outlets such as Alternative Press, Kerrang!, CMJ and dozens more. Perhaps Frozen Corpse's best description came from vocalist J. Randall who surmised, "Frozen Corpse Stuffed With Dope is like ripping through back catalog Earache blastbeat shit armed with a submachine gun at 400 rounds per minute."

While the fires left burning in Frozen Corpse's wake were still smoldering, Agoraphobic set to work on a concept so bizarre, no one would believe it. With a focused mindset, and a plethora of mind-confounding ideas, the band wrote and recorded Altered States Of America, a 100-track three-CD set. Initially released on April Fools Day, 2003, Altered States Of America delivered the most ambitious Agoraphobic Nosebleed yet: completely inhuman music with a consummate disregard for its listener. Round after round, clip after clip, Agoraphobic Nosebleed unloaded an arsenal of stupefying guitar work, experimental noise and drum machine-gun blast beats while swarming vocalists hatefully taunted the listener into the crossfire. Kerrang! called the mini-CD, "disorientating, hallucinatory, utterly deranged and a truly fantastic work of musical extremity."

Agoraphobic Nosebleed will bring their sonic abrasions to stages later this year with performances at the Netherlands Deathfest in February and Hellfest in June.

Agoraphobic Nosebleed:
2/26-28/2016 Netherlands Deathfest - Tilburg, NL
6/18/2016 Hellfest - Clisson, FR

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