Invisible Oranges is now streaming “Oblivion,” the devastating closing track to SECRET CUTTER’s looming second LP, Quantum Eraser, as the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based hardcore sludge/grind trio prepares for the album’s release in just over two weeks.
“Their music is a seamless amalgam of sludge and grind, less a pastiche and much more a soupy, syrupy, homogeneous ooze, at all times raw and abrasive,” Invisible Oranges posts of SECRET CUTTER’s output, noting of “Oblivion” itself, “As the only song on the album exceeding four minutes in length, it is a behemoth compared to all that precedes it.”
SECRET CUTTER discloses of the track, “’Oblivion’ is, for lack of a better term, the grand finale of our second LP Quantum Eraser. It is the last and heaviest song on the record. Musically, the song was written as a funeral march. The song addresses taking the wrong path til the end, caused by self-delusion and trusting the wrong people.”
Let SECRET CUTTER’s “Oblivion” out of the cage at Invisible Oranges 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 HERE.
SECRET CUTTER is currently booking tour dates surrounding the release of Quantum Eraser, including a record release 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.
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).