In less than a week, Crucial Blast will release the label’s first recordings from NYC metal experimentalists, EPISTASIS, with their Light Through Dead Glass mini-album, and today Noisey lets the whole thing loose early.
Set for release on April 1st, the collective’s latest sonic explorations are documented through six new movements on the new EP, EPISTASIS‘ own specialized, unclassifiable mangling of influences swirling into a chaotic, devastating and yet beautiful entity. The haunting and crushing range of vocals pouring forth from Amy Mills’ (Couch Slut) matched with her mournful trumpet contributions somehow weaves seamlessly into the barrage of percussion unloaded by drummer Alex Cohen (Pyrrhon, Malignancy) while guitarist Kevin Wunderlich (Couch Slut, Voice Coils) and bassist Doug Berns lay down an equally vast culmination of amplification and riff tactics. Mills recently also played trumpet on new albums from Castevet and Psalm Zero. The EP was recorded under the watch of Martin Bisi (Sonic Youth, Swans, Unsane).
Vice’s music outlet, Noisey, is now streaming Light Through Dead Glass, letting folks know if they are simply “looking for a more traditional coprse-painted-bro-sawing-out-
Listen now out now at THIS LOCATION.
EPISTASIS will showcase their latest works at a hometown gala, just days after the official release ofLight Through Dead Glass. On Sunday, April 6th, Kayo Dot, White Suns, and Pyrrhon will share the stage at the Acheron in Brooklyn with EPISTASIS at the band’s official release show for the record.
EPISTASIS Record Release Show:
4/06/2014 The Acheron – Brooklyn, NY w/ Kayo Dot, Pyrrhon, White Suns
Additional live dates from EPISTASIS will be announced in the coming weeks. Orders for the CD and digital versions of the new mini-album can be placed HERE.