“…if you wanna call CHILD BITE, noise rock, you ain’t wrong. But the most accurate term for this nine-song, thirty-minute installment of angular and skittish facebreaker is just fucking awesome.” — Decibel
Decibel Magazine is currently streaming Blow Off The Omens, the long-awaited fifth full-length from Detroit punk/metal unit CHILD BITE. The premiere comes in advance of the record’s official unveiling Friday, November 22nd via Housecore Records.
Captured by legendary engineer Steve Albini (Nirvana, Neurosis, The Jesus Lizard) and mixed by Grammy award-winning engineer Collin Dupuis (Tomahawk, Dr. John, Lana Del Rey), the nine-track offering is a leaner, meaner follow-up to the band’s critically lauded 2016 full-length, Negative Noise.
Writes Decibel Magazine, “…if you wanna call CHILD BITE noise rock, you ain’t wrong. But the most accurate term for this nine-song, thirty-minute installment of angular and skittish facebreaker is just fucking awesome.”
Adds CHILD BITE frontman Shawn Knight, “We’re all super proud of this album. I really think we’ve written our best songs here; the writing felt very fluid and controlled. There was way less second guessing going on this time around. We were also completely confident in the engineers we worked with; I think the overall sound of the album is powerful and unique. Not sure what else to say about this thing other than it’s our best one yet!”
Stream CHILD BITE’s Blow Off The Omens, exclusively at Decibel Magazine, at THIS LOCATION.
CHILD BITE’s Blow Off The Omens will be released on CD, digital, and limited-edition vinyl formats. For physical preorders, visit the Housecore store at THIS LOCATION. For digital orders, go the CHILD BITE Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION.
Fresh off an eastern US tour with Black Tusk, CHILD BITE will play a special record release show next month at The Loving Touch in Ferndale, Michigan with additional live incursions to be announced in the weeks to come.
CHILD BITE Live:
12/13/2019 The Loving Touch – Ferndale, MI w/ Record Release Show w/ John Brannon’s Easy Action
From the head bob-inducing, noise rock groove of “Vexed Life” to the Jello-Biafra-with-NoMeansNo-esque freight train that is “They All Look Away,” Blow Off The Omens covers a lot of ground within its half-hour running time. Riffs indebted to both Piggy and Pig Champion root their way throughout the album like alt-metal/hardcore hogs on the hunt.
Speaking of Voivod, the spotlight turns to special guest Dan “Chewy” Mongrain’s reality-bending guitar solo during the title track; a song that serves as both the apex of the album as well as CHILD BITE‘s warped, bastardized take on arena rock. Attempts at normality only accentuate their weirdness. As the record comes to a close, this mantra is offered to all members of modern society; “We are the ones that accept early death.” History repeats itself, convenience is king, resistance is futile… so smoke ’em if ya got ’em.
“…this new song, which closes the album and kinda sounds like Pere Ubu and The Jesus Lizard had a baby. It’s as loud and noisy and weird as you’d hope for from CHILD BITE, and you can stream it in all its grimy glory…” — BrooklynVegan on Blow Off The Omens’ title track
“Without a single weak track in the mix, Blow Off The Omens is CHILD BITE’s most polished record to date, but not so polished that it doesn’t retain their dirty, grimy sound.” — Rock Shock Pop
“…the metamorphosis from simple noise anarchists to this bewildering behemoth of rawkin’ riffs continues to arouse and astound.” — Rock And Roll Fables