This Friday, Australian grind practitioners KING PARROT will unleash the maniacal fruit of their Ugly Produce full-length. Slated for release on September 22nd in North America via Housecore Records, in Europe via Agonia Records, and in Australia via EVP Recordings, Ugly Produce is a ten-track feast of distinctively punishing and powerful anthems. Recorded at the infamous Goatsound Studios in Melbourne, Australia and produced by Blood Duster’s Jason Fuller, this is no walk in the park on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Ugly Produce is a twisted, cantankerous ride through an outback graveyard, high on PCP, wreaking of animal feculence.
In advance of this week’s release, the band has unsheathed a hilarious new video clip for “Piss Wreck” viewable below where you can also check out the band’s video for “Ten Pounds Of Shit In A Five Pound Bag” as well as previously released singles for “Disgrace Yourself” and “Die Before You Die.”
Ugly Produce will see release on CD, digital, and vinyl formats. Preorders are currently available at the official KING PARROT website HERE. Digital preorders — which come with an instant download of “Ten Pounds Of Shit In A Five Pound Bag” — are available via Apple Music HERE and iTunes HERE.
Ugly Produce fuses the raw fury of KING PARROT’s critically-lauded debut album Bite Your Head Off and mashes it with the twisted sophistication of their ARIA-nominated follow-up Dead Set. A repugnant harvest of gnarled and nasty grind, death metal, thrash, and punk rock, the band’s unique, over-the-top sound is ever prevalent and honed further on Ugly Produce while remaining true to the fundamental ideals the band started with: angst, aggression, absurdity, and antics.
Issues New Noise Magazine of the release, “Ugly Produce is one of those works of music that gives off a physical feeling. In the case of KING PARROT, that feeling is a layer of clammy, salty, dirty sweat that gets one’s skin to stick together. That description might not sell a lot of things in life, but it sure as hell sells the work of KING PARROT, for their third LP is an utter blast of ridiculous. Taking elements of death, grind, thrash, and punk, there is no taking it easy when listening to each of the ten tracks that the band lays out.” Amnplify notes, “The album has attitude, and it’s attitude that doesn’t feel forced or contrived. Every one of Matt Young’s screamed lyrics feels sincere which certainly adds to the sense of legitimacy. Established fans will certainly lap this album up; it has everything you’d want from a KING PARROT release. On the flip side, people who have struggled to see what the fuss is about to date will find this album to be a more focused and compelling listen than anything the band has released previously.” Metal Wani writes, “This album is packed with ten tracks geared to terrorize. Each song bristles with intensity and an undercurrent of insanity. The total package reeks of the pungent stench of sweat soaked hardcore music.” While Skulls ‘N’ Bones concurs, “KING PARROT are here to show that extreme metal can be completely punishing while still retaining a sense of humor. Ugly Produce is nothing less than stellar.”
In conjunction with the release of Ugly Produce, KING PARROT will return to the US supporting Housecore labelmates Superjoint along with DevilDriver. Additional support will be provided by Cane Hill and Child Bite (also on Housecore Records). The tour will run from September 22nd to October 20th with KING PARROT performing through October 14th. See confirmed dates below.
KING PARROT w/ Superjoint, DevilDriver, Cane Hill, Child Bite:
9/23/2017 Come & Take It Live – Austin, TX [tickets]
9/24/2017 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX [tickets]
9/25/2017 Rialto Theater – Tucson, AZ [tickets]
9/27/2017 The Whisky – Los Angeles, CA [tickets]
9/28/2017 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA [tickets]
9/29/2017 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA [tickets]
9/30/2017 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA [tickets]
10/01/2017 Observatory – Santa Ana, CA [tickets]
10/02/2017 Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV [tickets] w/ Lich King, Child Bite, Hidden Intent
10/03/2017 Top Deck – Farmington, NM [tickets]
10/04/2017 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO [tickets]
10/06/2017 Q & Z Expo Center – Ringle, WI [tickets]
10/07/2017 Diesel – Chesterfield, MI [tickets]
10/08/2017 Vogue – Indianapolis, IN [tickets]
10/09/2017 The Forge – Joliet, IL [tickets]
10/11/2017 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY [tickets]
10/12/2017 Agora Theater – Cleveland, OH [tickets]
10/13/2017 Reverb – Reading, PA [tickets]
10/14/2017 Rock ‘N’ Shock @ Palladium – Worcester, MA [tickets]
10/15/2017 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ [tickets]
10/17/2017 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA [tickets]
10/18/2017 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL [tickets]
10/19/2017 State Theater – St. Petersburg, FL [tickets]
10/20/2017 Plaza Live! – Orlando, FL [tickets]
KING PARROT has evolved into a full-fledged touring and creative force barely stopping for a breath since their inception on the international metal scene in 2013. Following tour after tour with the likes of Soulfly, Obituary, Down, Cattle Decapitation, Exodus, Superjoint, Voivod, and their own headlining tours in Australia, KING PARROT has become hardened road warriors possessing a rare and deep hunger for the raucous and off-the-wall live shows they’ve become revered for. These outings fuel the creative drive within the band to compose only the most angst-driven and vile expressions to ensure maximum involvement from audiences that lap up every frantic beat, chainsaw riff, and psychotic scream. Ugly Produce is a testament to the blood, sweat, and tears poured into everything KING PARROT does.