As Bethlehem, Pennsylvania hardcore sludge/grind trio SECRET CUTTER’s second album, Quantum Eraser nears early July release, the outfit deploys a new track from the record through a Cvlt Nation premiere of “Doormat.”
SECRET CUTTER’s 2014 debut LP, Self Titled, was critically acclaimed for its eclectic songwriting and heaviness. Now, after a nearly four-year wait, the band returns with the decimating Quantum Eraser. A feedback-laden mindfuck, boiling with intensity, the eleven tracks on Quantum Eraser deliver an immeasurable seismic attack delivered with by-the-throat conviction. The album was recorded by drummer Jared Stimpfl at Captured Recordings Studio (Jesus Piece, Ultra Mantis Black), mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Integrity, Obituary), and completed with cover art by Thomas Hooper (Neurosis, Converge).
SECRET CUTTER discloses, “When we are asked what genre of music we play we never know how to answer. People have referred to us as a grind band even though most of our material is slower paced. If we have any song that could be considered grindcore, ‘Doormat’ would be it. We felt this was nice progression from some of the grind stuff we have done in the past. Mixing speed with heavy riffing that defines our slower sludge metalish style.”
Cvlt Nation declares, “This band cannot be fucked with – they are back in a big way! Do you like your sludge mixed with some intellectual challenging grindcore amongst other things? If you do, then their soon-to-be-released LP Quantum Eraser is right up your underground alley! This band is in a universe of their own, and the music they create proves that!”
Stream SECRET CUTTER’s “Doormat” at Cvlt Nation RIGHT HERE.
Quantum Eraser will see release on LP and digital formats on July 6th, with Deathwissh Inc. handling North American distribution, and Holy Roar Records distributing for Europe; find LP preorders HERE and digital preorders via iTunes HERE and Bandcamp where “Trampled By Light” is also streaming HERE.
SECRET CUTTER is currently booking tour dates surrounding the release of Quantum Eraser, including a show in Brooklyn on July 13th with Hell To Pay, and another in Philadelphia August 17th with grindcore legends Enemy Soil. Watch for additional audio samples, tour dates, and more to be issued.
SECRET CUTTER Live:
7/13/2018 Lucky 13 Saloon – Brooklyn, NY w/ Hell To Pay, Phantom Pain
8/17/2018 The Trocadero (Upstairs) – Philadelphia, PA w/ Enemy Soil, Congenital Death
For a decade SECRET CUTTER has steadily built a reputation for their unique genre-bending vision for sludge and grindcore. Their sound is at once familiar, utilizing the blueprint of Floor or Eyehategod, but conveyed through a distorted lens that is as original as it is heavy. The minimalist three-piece — vocalist Ekim, drummer Jared Stimpfl, and guitarist Evan Morey — has created a crushingly heavy, angry sound that is solely their own.