Phoenix, Arizona’s black ‘n’ roll death miscreants TOAD (Take Over And Destroy) are readying to unleash their long-anticipated Endless Night LP. Featuring five cold, cavernous, groove-strewn hymns of chaos and disillusion, the initial scripting process of Endless Night was plagued by various bouts of misfortune including lost rehearsal spaces, run-ins with the law, crippling illness and death. However through perpetual negativity came a primal, disordered source of motivation. Indeed, the malevolent energy captured on Endless Night has inarguably resulted in band’s most sincerely powerful and cryptically profound output to date.
Endless Night was captured by returning producer/engineer Bob Hoag at Flying Blanket Recording in Mesa, Arizona who worked with the band previously on their mammoth Rotten Tide EP and offers up a strikingly grim cover by Sean R. Williams (Animetalphysical) viewable HERE.
Comments the band in a collective statement: “Night time evokes conflicting reactions within the human psyche. As primitive man witnessed the sunset he felt intrigued and thrilled, but most importantly he felt afraid. His terror served to protect him from the chaos and danger of the unknown. The same animalistic fear of the dark remains within us today, though it has migrated into the subconscious. Endless Night exploits both our aversion and attraction to the darkness. Recorded over the course of a full moon and All Hallow’s Eve of 2012, these songs swirl and creep with sinister melodies, then strike with violent hooks. The album is simultaneously exciting and permeating with horror. Our ancestors relied upon the warmth and light of fire to guard them at night. This record captures the dread of that fire being extinguished forever.”
Endless Night Track Listing:
1. Taste of the Grave
3. Howling House
4. Boundaries of Flesh
5. Endless Night
Endless Night serves as the follow-up to the Rotten Tide EP, released independently in 2012. Called “angry, loud and wonderfully brash,” by This Is Not A Scene and fittingly commended for coming off like “the bastard son of Entombed with its spit-in-your-eye attitude and brash swagger,” by The Sleeping Shaman, TOAD is currently preparing for a worldwide takeover. Stay tuned for live rituals and further band related announcements.
In the meantime, preorder Endless Night, which comes in 180 gram vinyl with a gatefold layout at THIS LOCATION (Preorders come accompanied by various exclusive pieces of TOAD propaganda; you have been warned.)
“It’s rough and raw, whilst managing to sound decently produced…it grooves, it has dark psychedelia, it’s catchy, it’s unhinged; there is a mash up of punk, black metal, crazy treble picking, utterly abrasive and yet catchy.” – The Sleeping Shaman