Allentown, Pennsylvania’s ORPHAN DONOR — the brainchild of Secret Cutter drummer Jared Stimpfl – will release its Old Patterns full-length in mid-March. As its release draws near, Cvlt Nation is now streaming the maiden single, “Pole Disdain.”
ORPHAN DONOR’s sound is reminiscent of mostly early 2000s screamo and metalcore era, with influences taken from PG99, As The Sun Sets, Jerome’s Dream, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Examination Of The…, Orchid, and even Deftones. Old Patterns makes use of the dark, melodic, and dissonant melodies that give an eerie sense of an emotional breakdown of rational reality. Grinding, fierce drums pave the way to the riffs that serve as a metronome for the stream of consciousness that is laid out on the drums. Perfectly placed and chilling vocals fill out the chaos.
With the “Pole Disdain” premiere, Stimpfl writes, ““This was the first track I sat down to work out on the LP. It was an old riff I had posted in Movements In C that just never went anywhere until trying this new way to sit down and write. I knew I had a backup of material inside and I think the drum track on this particular one reflected what needed to come out. So, after this was tracked it sort of confirmed for me that I needed to continue on because it just felt good to release from my psyche.”
Cvlt Nation offers, “It’s unease come to life, disease made sonic, and it’s fucking sick!”
Hear ORPHAN DONOR’s “Pole Disdain” early only at Cvlt Nation RIGHT HERE.
Old Patterns will see release on all digital platforms on Friday the 13th of March; find preorders at Bandcamp HERE.
Watch for additional audio samples, videos, and more to be issued in the weeks ahead.
With the album’s vocals provided by Chris Pandolofo of Clouds Collide, every other instrument on Old Patterns was played, recorded, and mixed by Stimpfl in his home studio, Captured Recording Studios. The material was mastered by Ryan Haft and completed with artwork by James Revelle, who is also responsible for the creation of the video assets for the album.
Having recorded the likes of Jesus Piece, Ultramantis Black, Tile, Hell To Pay, Cassilis, and his own material – both Secret Cutter and ORPHAN DONOR – Stimpfl has honed his craft and opened his drumming and studio to other bands and artists to collaborate, lay drum tracks for, and offer recording, mixing and mastering services. “All I need is a scratch track to a click and I can send mixed or unmixed individual tracks, or stereo stem.” Stimpfl recently finished up a project called Hackpeter and is currently working with various other acts. See more on Captured Recording Studios RIGHT HERE.