Baltimore, Maryland-based extreme metal outfit NEOLITHIC – founded by current members of Putrisect and former members of Swarm Of The Lotus, Pulling Teeth, Old Lines, Ruiner, and more – prepares their eponymous new EP for independent release in April. With contempt and resentment coursing through its entirety, Neolithic delivers five new tracks from the ominous quartet. The lead track “Myopia” has been posted for streaming and preorders are now available.
While a newly-formed act, 2018 saw NEOLITHIC release a split 7” EP with Sweden’s Martyrdöd, which was followed almost immediately by their Cult Of Ignorance EP, both titles released back-to-back through Deep Six Records. With the dust now settling from last year’s double-hit, the band returns with Neolithic.
The newer NEOLITHIC material sees a band refining its attack, honing the nuances; the Neolithic EP’s tone more tempered, brooding, and gnarled than prior releases. Recorded by Kevin Bernsten at Developing Nations (Noisem, Genocide Pact, Full Of Hell), Neolithic was mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Integrity, From Ashes Rise, Vastum) and completed with artwork by Justin Stubbs (Encoffination, Father Befouled). The EP also features noise contributions by Dylan Walker (Full Of Hell) and Kevin Bernsten.
Stream “Myopia,” the lead track to NEOLITHIC’s new EP, RIGHT HERE.
Neolithic will see independent release on all digital platforms on April 12th; find preorders at Bandcamp HERE.
Neolithic Track Listing:
2. War Discordance
3. Perdition Chaser
4. Entropy Of Totality
5. Pervasion Of Oblivion
NEOLITHIC is booking new shows around the release of the EP, confirmed to support Aborted and Hideous Divinity in their hometown on April 13th. The band will also perform at Bloodshed Fest in Eindhoven, Netherlands in September, with further stateside and European tour plans to be announced in the weeks ahead.
NEOLITHIC draws heavy influence from d-beat hardcore and death metal, aiming to create their own sound of aggressive down-tuned pitch-black death/crust. The band’s lyrics touch on subjects of corruption, war, and death. Formed by Baltimore-area scene vets in early 2017, the band is currently comprised of vocalist Evan Harting (Putrisect), drummer Jon John Michaud (ex-Swarm Of The Lotus), guitarist/bassist Mitchell Roemer (ex-Pulling Teeth, ex-Old Lines), and guitarist Dustin Thornton (ex-Ruiner). Influences from the early Earache catalog artists like Bolt Thrower, Napalm Death, and Brutal Truth surge with a modern, crusty groove.