20 Buck Spin is preparing to release the annihilating third LP from Baltimore’s rising grind/thrash outfit NOISEM. Their recently completed Cease To Exist is now slated for a March 15th release on all platforms, and this week, the label has dispatched the dominating “Eyes Pried Open” track for public infiltration.
NOISEM returns from the dead with Cease To Exist; leaner, meaner, with a new label and new life. After heavy momentum with their second LP, Blossoming Decay, and subsequent touring including the 2015 Decibel Magazine tour supporting Carcass, Gorguts, and The Black Dahlia Murder, the band seemingly disappeared. However, 2018 saw them return in new form, ready to resume their place among the most promising young bands in metal. This was met with a late-2018 non-album single, “Sin Rash,” released through the Adult Swim singles series.
Keeping with the tradition of the most classic grindcore albums, Cease To Exist is an immediately aggressive attack of confrontational energy, pushing the pace with a withering ten tracks over twenty-two minutes. An eruption of grinding blastbeats, unceasing death-thrash riffs, and an acidic vocal snarl to rival prime Jeff Walker, Cease To Exist quells any notion that NOISEM would ease up with time. If nothing else, the band’s third LP is their most seething, vicious, and inwardly dark album yet.
Far from being a typical grindcore record, Cease To Exist is a cacophony of grind, death, thrash, punk, and hardcore, seamlessly blended, blistered, and set ablaze. Having now re-emerged with a furious new album and live actions, with Cease To Exist, NOISEM make a full circle statement of intent; a savage declaration in the face of an ever more bleak future.
Cease To Exist was recorded at Developing Nations by Kevin Bernsten (Integrity, Full Of Hell, Magrudergrind), mastered at Audiosiege by Brad Boatright (Obituary, Integrity, Black Breath), and completed with artwork by Ethan McCarthy/Cool Ghoul Ltd. (Primitive Man). Fans of early Carcass, Repulsion, Napalm Death, Exhumed, Nasum, Terrorizer, Mammoth Grinder, Black Breath should get on board.
Stream the advance single “Eyes Pried Open” via YouTube at THIS LOCATION and Bandcamp HERE.
Cease To Exist will see release March 15th on LP, CD, cassette, and digital formats through new label home 20 Buck Spin. Preorders and additional audio samples will be issued in the weeks ahead. North American and European tour dates in support of the album are also to be expected this year.
Cease To Exist Track Listing:
1. Constricted Cognition
3. Penance For The Solipsist
4. Putrid Decadence
5. Filth And Stye
6. Eyes Pried Open
7. Sensory Overload
8. Downer Hound
9. So Below
10. Ode To Absolution
Sebastian Phillips – guitar
Harley Phillips – drums
Ben Anft – bass/vocals