Florida swamp rats MEATWOUND have locked up a series of live performances throughout the Southeastern region this week, with more shows booked for later in the Summer and Fall months. The band also unveils a vague sense of what’s going on behind closed studio doors with several new recordings penned.
MEATWOUND kicks off their run of live slayings this week with a show this evening, July 8th, in Jacksonville, before transporting their carcasses north for a set at Blood Rust II Fest in Asheville, North Carolina tomorrow alongside the likes of Torch Runner, Die Choking, Uninhabitable, Thetan, and many others. Following their raid of the fest, MEATWOUND will play in Chapel Hill with Die Choking this Sunday, then later in the week they play Savannah July 13th and Orlando on the 14th. August is already being booked, as the band will support Gruesome and others on the 4th, and MEATWOUND is working on a string of shows with Nervous though the Southern states in October preceding their set at the massive The Fest gathering in Gainesville the final weekend of that month.
Uniting members of Combatwoundedveteran, Holy Mountain, Headless Dogs, Primate Research, and others, MEATWOUND’s dangerous debut LP Addio was recorded with Dan Byer at Rock Garden Recording in St. Petersburg, Florida, mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound, and released in the gross Summer heat of 2015 via Magic Bullet Records. A thundering concoction of 1990s influences culminate in the MEATWOUND sound; the collective’s sound born in a sewage-drenched swamp gutter where the pentatonic, industrialized elements of crushers Fudge Tunnel and Godflesh meet a sordid death metal edge, meshing Sepultura tribalisms with a throbbing Big Black-style hardcore punk infiltrated by scuzzy sci-fi tones.
MEATWOUND is currently cutting the fat on new auditory beef for release in the months ahead, including a new LP for Magic Bullet and more. The band’s Addio is available on CD, LP, and all digital setups; physical product can be obtained HERE.
7/08/2016 Rain Dogs – Jacksonville, FL w/ Rhythm of Fear, Ether [info]
7/09/2016 Blood Rust II Fest – Asheville, NC w/ Torch Runner, Die Choking [info]
7/10/2016 Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC w/ Die Choking, Lesser Life [info]
7/13/2016 The Jinx – Savannah, GA
7/14/2016 Uncle Lou’s – Orlando, FL w/ Moat Cobra, Thunderclap [info]
8/04/2016 New World – Tampa, FL w/ Gruesome, Hideous, Grave Ascension [info]