GRIDFAILURE: Demoralizing New Outfit Completes Debut Album For May Release Via The Compound Recs; Track Streaming At No Clean Singing

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GRIDFAILURE is the unforeseen, disharmonic outcome of an experiment that rapidly spiraled out of control in very recent weeks. Barely two months old, the solo outfit has completed a full-length album set for release in May via The Compound Recs, and today sheds the track “Apparitions Revenge” from the demoralizing effort through No Clean Singing.

The genesis of GRIDFAILURE unexpectedly took place in February of 2016 when solitary member David Brenner (Theologian, ex-Heidnik, Vise Massacre, etc.) began to conduct disturbing Frankensteinian experimentation on material collected from various solo recording sessions over several months prior. With no forethought plan as to what these sessions were to become, while layering these disturbing and off-kilter recordings, the mutated pieces began cannibalizing each other in an uncontrollable downfall; instead of ending the experiment under acres of hard earth immediately, the confused creator dove headlong into the abyss.

The debut GRIDFAILURE recordings have converged into a perplexing, exploratory attack on the senses, dubbed Ensuring The Bloodline Ends Here, which bears eight movements incepted, performed, recorded, produced, and packaged by Brenner. Ensuring The Bloodline Ends Here incorporates the abuse of electric and acoustic guitar/bass, violins, harmonica, keyboards, electronics, chimes, drums, bongos, den-den daiko, chains, bells, and more, in addition to the infusion of other components not limited to incineration, bizarre weather systems, tools, and mammals. Layers of unorthodox instrumentation ethereally infested by unhinged waves of unharnessed vocal exploration and punishing rants formulate a biomechanical mistake neither man or nature want to claim.

The chief of trusted portal No Clean Singing is streaming the fourth track from the record, citing, “Listening to ‘Apparitions Revenge’ is akin to parting a dimensional membrane and becoming enveloped by an otherworldly abysscape shrouded in cold mist, buffeted by the movement of dead things. Wisps of eerie, hypnotic, melodic tones loop beneath the swirling moans and shrieks of phantasms and the cries of lost souls, along with flickering spasms of electronics. The volume ebbs and flows as if that horde of ghostly entities were approaching and then retreating. The experience is both disturbing and trance-inducing. You wonder if you will be released from this ominous sphere of frigid spirits before you become one of them. It doesn’t feel right, but you want to stay… and you begin to puzzle over what will happen next.”

Stream GRIDFAILURE’s “Apparitions Revenge” at No Clean Singing RIGHT HERE.

Uncomfortable, unnerving, and paranoia-inducing, Ensuring The Bloodline Ends Here will see release on CD and digital via the in-house-owned Earsplit Compound label faction, The Compound Recs, Friday the 13th of May 2016.

Preordered copies of the eco-wallet CD receive free GRIDFAILURE paraphernalia HERE, and digital preorders include an instant download of “Apparitions Revenge” HERE.

GRIDFAILURE will continue to unfold, expand, and deteriorate upon the public in the coming months with the infusion of other performers, through collaborative releases, the mutation into a live entity and more.

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Ensuring The Bloodline Ends Here Track Listing:
1. Shedding The Husk
2. Self-Exile
3. Ensuring The Bloodline Ends Here
4. Apparitions Revenge
5. Paranoia Will Not Coagulate
6. Shackled, A Crown Aflame
7. Traumatized By This New Reality
8. Welcoming Pyroclastic Eradication

DIE CHOKING Storms The East Coast Including Useless Christ Fest And Dates With Organ Dealer This Week; New Material In The Works

Die Choking-Germany 2016 [photo by Jane Pangs][photo by Jane Pags]

DIE CHOKING continues to stampede across the planet in support of the band’s III LP, as another East Coast rampage gets underway.

Following their latest bout of tour dates with Fucking Invincible, which was preceded by their first European tour, DIE CHOKING’s new campaign leads with a set at Useless Christ Fest in their hometown of Philadelphia with the likes of Birdflesh, Suffocation, Artificial Brain, Ramming Speed, and more, tomorrow, Friday, April 8th. The next day they hit New York City for a matinee shredder at ABC No Rio I Manhattan. The band then heads back out next week, their mini-tour with Organ Dealer beginning in Chesapeake, Virginia, next Thursday, April 14th, with shows the following two nights taking place in Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina.

In May, DIE CHOKING heads back out on a four-day mini-tour — three of the dates with Pyrrhon — followed by shows with Rotten Sound, Ramming Speed, Full Of Hell, and others, as well as Earslaughter Fest Vol 1, Blood Rust II Fest, Full Terror Assault Fest, Rotten Fest, and much more through the rest of the year.

DIE CHOKING’s unhinged debut III LP is available on limited edition LP via The Compound Recs, on CD through The Compound and Selfmadegod Records. Physical orders can be placed at Earsplit Distro/The Compound HERE and the band HERE; order digitally via Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and more.

A video for the track “Dead Figurehead” is currently under construction for release in the coming weeks alongside additional new tour dates and more. DIE CHOKING is also currently writing material for the follow-up to III which will be slated for recording late this year.

4/08/2016 Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA @ Useless Christ Fest 14 w/ Birdflesh, Suffocation, Artificial Brain, Ramming Speed
4/09/2016 ABC No Rio – New York, NY w/ Sunrot, Abacus, Pink Mass [matinee]
4/14/2016 Riffhouse Pub – Chesapeake, VA w/ Organ Dealer, Amara
4/15/2016 The Station – Charlotte, NC w/ Organ Dealer
4/16/2016 Slims – Raleigh, NC w/ Organ Dealer
5/12/2016 The Funky Jungle – Providence, RI w/ Pyrrhon
5/13/2016 Obrien’s – Boston, MA w/ Pyrrhon
5/14/2016 Geno’s Rock Club – Portland, ME w/ Pyrrhon
5/15/2016 – Westcott Community Center – Syracuse, NY
5/24/2016 The Meatlocker – Monclair, NJ w/ Full Of Hell, Organ Dealer, Sunrot
5/26/2016 Boot n Saddle – Philadelphia, PA w/ Rotten Sound, Ramming Speed
6/03-05/2016 Katacombes – Montreal, QC @ Earslaughter Fest Vol 1 w/ Birdflesh, Malignant Tumor, War Master, Disrotted, etc. [info]
7/08-10/2016 Tiny Boat Art Space in Asheville, NC@ Blood Rust II Fest w/ Torch Runner, Prisoner, more
8/25-27/2016 Full Terror Assault Fest – Cave-In-Rock, IL w/ Rotten Sound, Dying Fetus, Cephalic Carnage
9/02-04/2016 Rotten Fest – Tallahassee, FL