Baltimore grind/crossover killers NOISEM are preparing for the release of their gnarled third LP, Cease To Exist, through 20 Buck Spin in March. With the album’s unveiling growing near, a new audio preview of the album’s sheer ruthlessness has been issued in the form of “Downer Hound, now streaming on all digital platforms.
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 its most seething, vicious, and inwardly dark album yet. Cease To Exist displays a cacophony of grind, death, thrash, punk, and hardcore, seamlessly blended, blistered, and set ablaze. With Cease To Exist, NOISEM makes 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).
The band offers of the new “Downer Hound” single, “The opioid crisis has ravaged the globe for centuries. Mass production and pharmaceutical lobbying have caused overdose deaths and use among youth to reach epidemic levels. This is a cautionary tale.”
Stream NOISEM’s “Downer Hound” at Bandcamp HERE and through all other digital platforms now.
Cease To Exist will see release March 15th on LP, CD, cassette, and digital formats through 20 Buck Spin. Find preorders at the label webshop HERE and Bandcamp where prior singles “Eyes Pried Open” and “Filth & Stye” are streaming HERE.
The members of NOISEM will raid Gimme Radio next week! The band is scheduled to take over the airwaves as guest DJs next Friday, March 8th, at 7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific. The band will be spinning some of their personal choices as well as a new track from the impending Cease To Exist LP. Tune in at www.gimmeradio.com!
NOISEM will tour the East Coast in direct conjunction with the album’s release. The Cease To Exist Tour kicks off in the band’s hometown of Baltimore on March 15th the day the LP strikes, followed by shows in Brooklyn, Montclair, Providence, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Richmond, before ending in Raleigh March 21st. NOISEM’s cohorts in Washington, DC-based No/Más will provide additional hellfire to the entire tour, with Oxalate, Genocide Pact, Bandit, Painbody, and other top-tier locals will be joining in on the action. More extensive live plans are in the works; watch for new tour dates to be issued in the days ahead.
NOISEM Cease To Exist Tour w/ No/Más:
3/15/2019 Sidebar – Baltimore, MD
3/16/2019 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY (matinee) w/ Oxalate, Stinger, High Cost, Concussion [info]
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 w/ Genocide Pact, Bandit, Painbody [info]
3/20/2019 McCormack’s Irish Pub – Richmond, VA
3/21/2019 The Wicked Witch – Raleigh, NC w/ Old Painless, Cammo, Culling At Wicked Witch [info]
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.