New York City-based avant technical/progressive metal duo BANGLADEAFY today issues their fourth album, Housefly, through Nefarious Industries.
The limitless and ever-evolving duo BANGLADEAFY – drummer Atif Haq and bassist/pianist/vocalist Jon Ehlers – comes slamming back with a new beast. Housefly brings you thirteen anxiety-ridden compositions performed live on hardware synths, sample pads, and acoustic drums, and entirely abandons the electric bass acrobatics the tag team has become known for. Inspired by the human manipulation of electronic sounds, Housefly sees BANGLADEAFY revisiting influences of their youth such as Skinny Puppy, Nine Inch Nails, and Devo.
Marking a development in the band’s philosophy and approach to songwriting, particularly in the vocal department, Housefly embraces more personal lyricism and an uncharacteristically up-front vocal presence. In 2020, BANGLADEAFY have freed themselves of all expectation and restraint — now, anything goes. With the drums recorded and mixed by Mike Gatto of Gatto Records, Housefly was engineered, mixed, and mastered by Jonathan Vergara of Pancake Studios, and completed with artwork by Bryan Elkins.
Stream and purchase BANGLADEAFY’s entire unhinged Housefly, now available at all digital providers, RIGHT HERE.
“When Decibel last checked in with BANGLADEAFY, the NYC duo were cranking out instrumental, bass-heavy tech metal in album form via Ribboncutter. That’s all changed for Housefly… Gone are the bass-driven metal songs in favor of acoustic drums, synthesizers and sample pads… It has both a cinematic and tribal feeling…” – Decibel Magazine
“Should you not be acquainted with their intense and brief outbursts of music, what better time than now?” – Metal Injection
“…one of extreme music’s most innovative and original acts today… a detonation of popcorn percussions, anxious bass, and retro, menacing synths.” – MetalSucks
“There is an infectious energy in the duo’s performance overall, and one can only imagine all the bodies that will hit the floor when they can take this chaotic, jazz noise to a live setting. Until then try wrapping your head around Housefly.” – Everything Is Noise
“This is a record that is wholly unique and a potent force in the world of prog. It’s weird, abrasive and not something that your run of the mill fan is going to get. Still for those of us who represent the devout few this is a rare and worthy treat.” – Two Guys Metal Reviews