French black metal/chaotic hardcore outfit PLEBEIAN GRANDSTAND have put their new album «Lowgazers» up for pre-order and free download. The record is due out March 31th on deluxe 180 gram 2xLP via Throatruiner Records and Basement Apes Industries (and on CD via Basement Apes/Lost Pilgrims/Grains Of Sand). Pre-order, stream and download«Lowgazers» for free at this location – http://store.
Music video for “Thrvst” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?
“Four years after «How Hate Is Hard To Define» and a pair of splits, here’s the long-awaited second full-length from Toulouse, France’s PLEBEIAN GRANDSTAND. «Lowgazers»marks another impressive step in the band’s quest of total aural devastation : armed with new drummer Ivo (Stuntman, PAL…), the four-piece picks the most dissonant and experimental aspects of black metal, hardcore and sludge to create an unreal vortex of desolation.
From the first notes of “Thrvst”, the band reaches new heights of intensity, switching from inhuman blast beats to slow-motion torture, while unorthodox guitar work and painfully shrieked vocals tear the listener from all quarters. Recorded and mixed by Amaury Sauvé (Birds In Row, Calvaiire, Death Engine…) then mastered at New Alliance East (Converge, Gaza, Xasthur), «Lowgazers»‘s sounds commensurate to the band’s vision, being a ruthless demonstration of power as well as an untouchable pinnacle in extreme music hybridization.”