GLASSING: Decibel Magazine Streams Spotted Horse Full-Length From Austin-Based Blackened Post-Hardcore Trio; US Tour Draws Near

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“…a unique amalgam of suffocating textures, crushing blast beats, and black metal-inspired atmosphere.” — Decibel

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Decibel Magazine is currently streaming Spotted Horse, the anticipated new full-length from  Austin, Texas-based blackened post-hardcore trio GLASSING, in its devastating entirety.

Set for release Friday, May 17th via Brutal Panda Records, the band seamlessly fuses elements of black metal and post-hardcore with ambient explorations, dream-pop sensibilities, and grinding walls of sound that defy categorization. Decibel lauds GLASSING’s, “unique amalgam of suffocating textures, crushing blast beats and black metal-inspired atmosphere.”

Adds the band of the release, “This album is the result of what we now see as a contempt for illusions, the same illusions that bring others so much happiness. We allowed ourselves to become immersed in the austere and when the dust cleared, the plateau we arrived at we simply called Spotted Horse.

Take in GLASSING’s Spotted Horse exclusively at Decibel Magazine at THIS LOCATION.

View GLASSING’s previously released video for “Sleeper” below.

Spotted Horse will be released via Brutal Panda on LP and digital formats on May 17th. For preorders, go to THIS LOCATION.

Cold sand on a barren coastline. Spectral blackness. Godless nights. The calmness of undisturbed water. The illusion of belonging. Death as a gift. These are but a minute illustration of the vast array of themes and explorations deliberated upon by GLASSING on their sophomore opus Spotted Horse. Recorded with Andrew Hernandez at Estuary Recording Facility in Austin, with cover art by This Will Destroy You’s Chris King, Spotted Horse is, at its core, a construction of dynamic, beautifully unsettling soundscapes, and nothingness unsurfaced at once pulsing and punishing. Fans of Deafheaven, Oathbreaker, Envy, Birds In Row, Astronoid, Alcest, Sigur Ros, and This Will Destroy You, pay heed.

GLASSING will kick off a US summer tour next month. The journey will officially commence on June 14th in San Antonio, Texas and run through July 13th in Fort Worth, Texas. See all confirmed dates below.

GLASSING Live:
6/01/2019 Barracuda – Austin, TX
6/14/2019 Ventura – San Antonio, TX
6/15/2019 Rudyards – Houston, TX
6/27/2019 Freetown Boom Boom Room – Lafayette, LA
6/28/2019 Santos – New Orleans, LA
6/29/2019 Bald Eagle Pub – Baton Rouge, LA
6/30/2019 The Nick – Birmingham, AL
7/01/2019 Springwater Supper Club – Nashville, TN
7/02/2019 House Show – Richmond, VA
7/03/2019 Kung Fu Neck Tie – Philadelphia, PA
7/05/2019 The Middle East – Boston, MA
7/06/2019 Brooklyn Bazaar Basement – Brooklyn, NY
7/07/2019 TBA – Pittsburgh, PA
7/08/2019 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
7/09/2019 Sleeping Village – Chicago, IL
7/10/2019 Foam – St. Louis, MO
7/11/2019 Whittier Bar – Tulsa, OK
7/12/2019 The Bike Shop – Dallas, TX
7/13/2019 Haltom Theater – Fort Worth, TX

“From their wailing guitars to their staccato rhythms to their hollered vocals, GLASSING finds the sweet spot between Deftones, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and Big Black, and drive a spike deep into it so that fans can hear the raw sonic substance that bubbles forth.” – Kerrang
 
GLASSING is kicking my feathered ass here with their new one Spotted Horse… Pigeon holing this band (like a lot of noise rock acts) is tough; drone-y, scream-y, noise-y, blast-y and just generally messed up is the best way to describe this. Equal parts chaos and beauty, this is no Jesus Lizard clone. Peck this band out.” – Decibel, For Those About To Squawk
“…an emotional journey through dense textures and the illusion of hope… Fans of the heavier side of post-rock, the atmospheric side of post-hardcore, and the emotional side of black metal should find plenty to get lost in here.” – Heavy Blog Is Heavy
 
“Clearly a crossover between hardcore, black metal, and post-metal, this nebulous genre space means less in nomenclature than it does in emotional depth. Borrowing the most climactic elements from each style, GLASSING penned ‘Follow Through’ to lift you out of your conscious thought-stream into a more dreamlike state.” – Invisible Oranges
 
Blackgaze hardcore is probably the simplest appellation for something like this, but doesn’t tell the whole story. Spotted Horse is a beguiling mix of Alcest, KEN Mode, (early) Norma Jean, and Converge.” – Wonderbox Metal
“Spotted Horse is a deeply stirring experience that seems to exist at some strange crossroads between Converge’s Jane Doe and Explosions In The Sky. Powerful performances, calculated songwriting, and excellent production choices all add up to GLASSING knocking this one completely out of the stratosphere. More AOTY material.” – Metal Trenches
 
“The ebb and flow of harsh noises and feedback juxtaposed with gentle passages of delayed guitars makes for an endlessly exciting listen….The combination of black metal, post-hardcore, and ambient noise make for a listen perfect for fans of Deafheaven or Oathbreaker, and Spotted Horse will be one of the standout releases in its genre this year.” – Ghost Cult
“The variety and disparity of emotions represented throughout Spotted Horse make it one of the most memorable and dynamic albums of the year…” – Everything Is Noise
 
“In a modern musical landscape where subgenres collide into uneasy blends calling attention to their construction, a band melding multiple influences into a seamless whole counts as damn near revolutionary. Incorporating strains of post-rock, noise rock, math rock, black metal, and ambient music, GLASSING doesn’t lean definitively toward any of those styles, but stands sure-footed on its amalgamated foundation.” – The Austin Chronicle

GLASSING:
Cory Brim – guitar
Dustin Coffman – vocalist/bassist
Jason Camacho – drummer

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