New York City-area hostile faction GRIDFAILURE today unveils Sixth Mass-Extinction Skulduggery II through Nefarious Industries. All sales from the outfit’s Bandcamp for the entire month of June will be donated to Black Lives Matter.
As resources are depleted, so are morals. This is the underlying theme of GRIDFAILURE’s Sixth Mass-Extinction Skulduggery II, the second installment in the outfit’s five-album concept series. Marauding factions, societal collapse, revenge, organ harvesting, nuclear warfare, pandemic contagion, devastating weather events, dystopian rule, cannibalism for survival, and other grim topics poetically permeate this intense album which fully envisions the extreme, anti-genre, experimental vision more than any prior release from GRIDFAILURE to date, and even infuses elements recorded outdoors and in extreme weather events.
Performed/arranged, recorded, and mixed by GRIDFAILURE’s David Brenner at The Compound in Valley Cottage, New York, who also drew the cover art, the record was mastered by Dan Emery at Black Matter Mastering in Nashville, Tennessee (Kool Keith, Benjamin Tod, Krieg, Thetan).
The album features contributions from GRIDFAILURE live members Benjamin Levitt (Megalophobe), Greg Meisenberg (Oxx, Maid Myriad, A Fucking Elephant), and Richard Muller (The Third Kind, Vise Massacre, Great Planes), as well as Mac Gollehon (David Bowie, Miles Davis, Onyx, Madonna, Blondie), Liz Ciavarella-Brenner, Faith Ciavarella, Pete Tsakiris, Leila Abdul-Rauf (Vastum, Fyrhtu), Nathan Verrill (Fyrhtu, Cardinal Wyrm), No One (T.O.M.B., Dreadlords), Clayton Batholomew (Mountaineer, ex-Secrets Of The Sky), Dave Small (Cutworm), Christian Molenaar (Those Darn Gnomes), Lane Oliver (Feel Happiness, Yatsu), Christopher Henry (Fuck Your Birthday, Humans Etcetera), Jeff Wilson (Chrome Waves), Matt Bacon, Andrew Hess, and Chuck Schaaf (Deadbird, ex-Rwake) and his family Star, Izzie, and Mason Schaaf.
Stream and purchase Sixth Mass-Extinction Skulduggery II on all platforms and see the video for “Wish To Disinvent” HERE.
All GRIDFAILURE Bandcamp proceeds for June will be donated directly to Black Lives Matter as the country rises against systemic racism, police brutality, and fascist ideologies. Acquire twenty-four titles at a 60% discount and help fund the cause HERE.
A limited physical line of the Sixth Mass-Extinction Skulduggery titles are in the works. Watch for the third installment to see release in the coming months.
GRIDFAILURE recently released its split album with Chrome Waves, and is immersed in collaborative titles with Megalophobe, Fyrhtu, Pornohelmut, Feel Happiness, Interstitia, Rack, Tovarish, and more. Also see a full live set from Queens, NYC just days before the city went into COVID-19 quarantine rule HERE.