Malignant Records is preparing for the April release of Soul Of Ruin, Body Of Filth, the new full-length by Erie, Pennsylvania-based doom/death industrial act ABJECTION RITUAL. Advancing the album’s release, the first single has been issued in the form of “Blood Mother” as premiered by Aversionline, alongside an interrogation of the band.
Like a hybrid of Enemy Of The Sun-era Neurosis, early Swans, Godflesh, IRM, and Khanate, mixed with the caustic doom sludge of Halo and Indian, ABJECTION RITUAL’s Soul Of Ruin, Body Of Filth is a far more diverse and eclectic journey than the band’s previous works. The album features guest appearances by Rennie Resmini (Starkweather) and author Christopher Ropes, and features artwork by Jef Whitehead (Leviathan).
Accompanied by an interview with ABJECTION RITUAL, Aversionline has unveiled the third track from Soul Of Ruin, Body Of Filth, “Blood Mother,” offering on behalf of the album, “this is not some elementary, half-hearted experiment or ‘copycat’ affair. Without abandoning its atmospheric industrial foundation, this is a legitimately hard-hitting, head-turning hybrid that truly holds its weight alongside the very legends by which it was inspired.”
Stream ABJECTION RITUAL’s “Blood Mother” RIGHT HERE.
Soul Of Ruin, Body Of Filth will see release on digital platforms and as a six-panel digipak CD featuring through Malignant Records on April 6th; find physical preorders at the label webshop HERE and via Bandcamp HERE.
With Soul Of Ruin, Body Of Filth, ABJECTION RITUAL emerges as a far different beast than on prior recordings, now fully untethered by genre constraints and conventions. Soul Of Ruin, Body Of Filth is a vast progression from past releases, incorporating guitars, bass, and a live drummer into their arsenal, and in doing so has crafted a far more diverse, idiosyncratic vision, while retaining the atmospherics of heavy electronics and industrial ambience for which they’re known throughout the scene.