Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Body to record collaborative albums with Thou and Krieg

After witnessing The Body DESTROY the Empty Bottle last night in Chicago (along with the transcendant headling performance from Ghost's Masaki Batoh) I found out from their Facebook page that the noise/sludge duo has finally created their own Bandcamp page.  On the page you will find the band's rare 5 song CDR they released last year as well as two albums from guitarist Chip King's solo project "Siege Engine."  You will also find the track off their split 7" with Whitehorse which you can download for FREE or whatever monetary donation you wish.  The Body has been making quite a buzz since their 2010 breakout album All the Waters of the Earth Turn to Blood.  The album blended noisey, claustrophobic, heavy-as-fuck sludge, menacing vocal and percussion samples, a 7 minute choir intro and a desperate-as-fuck/buried alive vocal delivery from the lead singer and became an instant favorite among heavy music lovers. The Portland by way of Providence band has been quite busy ever since, releasing a compilation, a split, an album with Braveyoung, a CDR and a brand new EP.  They've also just began their 2013 tour and announced a couple of very exciting upcoming projects.

Last December Neil “Lord Imperial” Jameson, mastermind of the black metal project Krieg, posted on his band’s Facebook that he would be doing a collaborative album with The Body.  Recording is said to begin in the spring at Providence, Rhode Island’s Machines With Magnets, where 'All the Waters...' was recorded.

The most exciting news in doom/sludge recent memory however has got to be the announcement of the upcoming Thou/The Body collaboration.  According to Thou they are finishing up mixes for the collaboration EP with The Body and a short EP of songs that did not make the final cut for their upcoming full-length "Heathen."  You can check out The Body's remaining tour dates and the official video for their song 'Worship' off their latest EP "Master, We Perish" out now on At a Loss Recordings after the jump.

Download the Free track (and more) here: http://thebody.bandcamp.com/

Buy the "Master, We Perish" EP here: http://www.bluecollardistro.com/



Remaining Body tour Dates:
05-15 Cleveland, OH- Now That’s Class
05-16 Harrisburg, PA- Grindlab Skatepark
05-17 Philadelphia, PA- Heaven’s Gate
05-19 Pawtucket, RI – Machines with Magnets
06-09 Brooklyn, NY – The Acheron
06-10 Brooklyn, NY – The Acheron
06-30 Berkeley, CA – This is Not a Step Fest
07-03 Seattle, WA – Black Lodge *
07-04 Oakland, CA – 1234 Go Records *
07-05 La Puente, CA – Bridgetown *
07-07 Riverside, CA – Blood Orange *
07-08 San Diego, CA – Che Cafe *
* w/ Subservient Fuck

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