Baltimore crossover killers NOISEM have announced a run of East Coast tour dates in March, directly in conjunction with the 20 Buck Spin release of the band’s annihilating third LP, Cease To Exist. Kicking off in the band’s hometown on March 15th when the album detonates on the public, the Cease To Exist tour then rampages through Brooklyn, Montclair, Providence, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Richmond, and ends in Raleigh March 21st. NOISEM’s cohorts in Washington, DC-based No/Más will provide additional hellfire to the tour.
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, additional audio samples, more tour dates, and more will be issued in the weeks ahead.
NOISEM Cease To Exist Tour w/ No/Más:
3/15/2019 Sidebar – Baltimore, MD
3/16/2019 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY (matinee)
3/16/2019 The Meatlocker – Montclair, NJ
3/17/2019 Al Dios No Conocido – Providence, RI
3/18/2019 Gooski’s – Pittsburgh, PA
3/19/2019 The Barbary – Philadelphia, PA
3/20/2019 McCormack’s Irish Pub – Richmond, VA
3/21/2019 The Wicked Witch – Raleigh, NC
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.