Minnesota Noise rockers ASBESTOS WORKER have released their latest full length album “The Seperation” which recently premiered via Ghost Cult Magazine. The premiere can be found here.
Asbestos Worker (founded by Josh Stever) is a three piece noise rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota- created out of necessity from the trials and tribulations of life. Debuting in March 2019, this loud, aggressive, relatable music takes influences from grindcore, punk as well as stoner, doom and thrash. Fans of Killdozer, Hawks, Shallow North Dakota, and Pissed Jeans, will find.
Asbestos Worker is:
Josh Stever on guitar and vocals
Wade Walsh on bass and vocals
Jason Peterson on drums
Jason and Josh met in the trade and are the only actual asbestos workers in the band. Wade and Jason have been making music together for years in another project called The Vaulta stoner, doom and progg metal band from Saint Paul. Asbestos Worker has 2 full length albums and one EP as well as numerous compilation albums including “Rhino body lover: a tribute to Shallow North Dakota” where Asbestos workercovered the song “Skid Incinerator” and “I’m the boss/You’re the boss” with Conan Neutron Currently Asbestos Worker is celebrating the release of their new record, “The Seperation” which comes out August 16th, 2022 on Learning Curve Records. ( http://www.learningcurverecords.com ) “Working class frustrations boil over on this slab of Brain Bombs esque surf rock”
Josh adds – This whole record was written and recorded in a week and a half about a month after me and my wife separated, hence the title of the record. It is essentially the soundtrack for the mental and emotional breakdown I was having at the time.
Track by track explanation:
You’re not good enough- Ever start feeling positive about life only to remember your life’s fucked.
How non-violence protects the state- Read the book of the same title by Peter Gelderloos.
Accountability- A harsh critique on the lack of accountability for our institutions of authority.
Equal or Greater reaction- Dont talk shit if you’re not willing to get punched in the mouth.
I hope you get greased- An homage to the great Boston hardcore band Bugs and Rats.
Fear is the little death- With the anxiety-inducing horrors of life the litany against fear is a helpful and relevant mantra for the world.
Public spaces- Ever want to stay home because you hate the general public?
They’ll hang you by your bootstraps- Okay boomer…
Road rage- Don’t y’all just love the morning commute.
This is hell- No explanation needed.
Order the album at https://asbestosworker23.bandcamp.com