Seattle death grind division THEORIES has premiered a new lyric video “Burnt Concrete” via No Clean Singing. The scathing new hymn comes by way of the band’s forthcoming new full-length, Regression, set for final descent in less than two weeks via Metal Blade Records.
Boasting ten vehement tracks of grisly, confrontational, crust-infused death grind, Regression is the sound of social discontent, economic uncertainty, environmental catastrophes, and the inevitable cycle of decay. Elaborates the band of opening rager, “Burnt Concrete,” “Lyrically this song represents the theme of the record very well, the current, very fast decline and beginning to the end of society, civilization and our all-around existence. But as of recent, our world has been going downhill for a long time now but as of recently, the downward spiral has been regressing at a hyperspeed rate. To sum it up, we’re all fucked and there’s no fixing anything now. Musically, this song represents the feel of the record as well: technical death grind. Instead of going in depth describing what it sounds like and coming up with catchy ‘sub genre’ phrases, just give it a listen and let the music speak for itself.“
Observes No Clean Singing: “If you’re not pissed off, you shouldn’t be playing grind, and ‘Burnt Concrete’ is very pissed-off metal. But at the same time it’s got some melodic hooks and punishing rhythms that give the song character, beyond the pure adrenaline rush that it delivers.“
Feel (and read) the wrath of THEORIES‘ “Burnt Concrete” lyric video at THIS LOCATION.
And if you missed it you can still witness the sonic oppressions of “Shame,” still streaming at Noisey HERE.
In related THEORIES news, the band’s in-studio performance on KEXP (90.3 FM in Seattle streaming worldwide at KEXP.ORG) will air this Sunday, March 15th, 2015 at 12:00am PST as part of KEXP’s Seek And Destroy segment. Remind yourself to tune in by RSVPing to the event page HERE. That following weekend, on Saturday March 21st, 2015, the band will be hosting KISW 99.9 Metal Shop on Saturday March 21st. Stream it live at THIS LOCATION from 10:00pm – 2:00am PST. Then on Tuesday, March 24th, the day Regression drops, Axler and bassist Kush Karimi will be hosting a DJ night at Linda’s Tavern 9:00pm till 2:00am PST in Seattle where they’ll be spinning the record in its entirety as well as other metal and non metal tunes. Additionally, THEORIES is honored to level the stage of the Showbox in Seattle March 31st as area openers for the mighty Decibel Tour. Featuring At The Gates, Converge, Pallbearer and Vallenfyre, the performance will serve as the band’s CD release show.
The THEORIES takeover continues on April 18 (Record Store Day). The band will take part in a special in-store performance at Silver Platters in the SODO at 2:00pm PST, followed by a meet and greet and record signing. The following month the band will be headlining the Seven One Grind Fest in Colorado Springs with Capitalist Casualties, Weekend Nachos, Samothrace and more with further onstage debauchery to be announced in the coming weeks.
3/24/2015 Linda’s Tavern – Seattle, WA *Regression Listening Party
3/31/2015 The Showbox at the Market – Seattle, WA * Decibel Tour w/ At The Gates, Converge, Pallbearer, Vallenfyre [tickets]
4/18/2015 Silver Platters – Seattle, WA in-store performance
5/29/3015 Seven One Grind Fest – Colorado Springs, CO w/ Capitalist Casualties, Weekend Nachos, Samothrace more [info]
THEORIES has been propagating the seeds of bleak, dark, and terminally infuriated grind metal in the Pacific Northwest since their 2011 inception. The band, comprised of current and former members of Samothrace, Skarp, and Book Of Black Earth among others, released their debut EP that same year. Their livecampaign followed shortly thereafter, and have since terrorized the stages through the US on nearly a dozen tours and to festivals including Maryland Death Fest, Chaos in Tejas, Southwest Terror Fest, and their most recent trek with new label mates, Cattle Decapitation.
Regression was tracked at The Red Room and The Boiler Room with producer/engineer Derek Moree (The Sword, Pelican, Minus The Bear et al) with mixing and mastering conducted by Visceral Sound’s Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed) and will be available for public ingestion on March 24th, 2015 via Metal Blade Records. Preorder bundles are currently available at: http://www.metalblade.com/theories where you can also overload your earholes with the sounds of “Cycle Of Decay.”
“Having a sound that is best described as spastic death grind, their attack is focused and tight and always relentless. They echo aspects of early Dropdead, Siege, Terrorizer, and Repulsion, but still keeping the music inherently modern and, for all its illusory simplicity, surprisingly sophisticated.” – No Clean Singing
“THEORIES takes the innovations of bands like Misery Index and Kill The Client and add a little Northwestern crust flavor…” – Noisey