Polish grindcore innovators ANTIGAMA prepare to release Whiteout, their first album in seven years, through Selfmadegod Records in July. Today, BrooklynVegan is hosting an exclusive premiere of a new video for the album’s new single, “Holy Hand.”
The eighth LP in ANTIGAMA’s massive, enduring discography, Whiteout once again showcases the band’s primal energy with a modern framework and advanced sophistication. The eleven pieces are rapid, direct, and uncompromising, with the atmosphere of human decline and aggravation.
Whiteout was recorded and mixed at JNS Studio and various locations between May and September 2021 by Pawel Grabowski and ANTIGAMA, mastered by James Plotkin at Plotkinworks, and is completed with cover artwork by Wojciech Szymañski. The record’s closing track “2222” features a searing guest saxophone performance from Marcin Kajper.
“Holy Hand” is the second single from Whiteout, which comes in the form of another video created by Chariot Of Black Moth. BrooklynVegan writes with the video’s premiere, “‘Holy Hand’ finds them sounding as crushing as ever. It’s less grind and more thrashy hardcore, but whatever you call it, it rips.”
Watch ANTIGMA’s “Holy Hand” video first at BrooklynVegan RIGHT HERE.
Selfmadegod Records will release Whiteout on CD, LP, cassette, and digital formats on July 15th. Preorders are available for the US HERE, Europe HERE and at Bandcamp HERE. Also watch the previously released video for “Unclear Conversions” HERE.
Watch for additional videos and more to post over the weeks ahead.
For twenty-two years, ANTIGAMA has been making unrestricted grindcore chaos, adhering to zero boundaries in their avant-garde attitude and mechanistic noise execution. The band’s mighty discography includes seven albums, Intellect Made Us Blind, Discomfort, Zeroland, Resonance, Warning, Meteor, and The Insolent, most of which were released by Selfmadegod Records. In 2006, they signed a worldwide contract with Relapse Records for two albums before returning to Selfmadegod in 2012. With new drummer Pawel Jaroszewicz, who joined the band in 2011, they recorded the mini-LPs Stop The Chaos and Depressant. ANTIGAMA has also released numerous split releases with Pig Destroyer, Drugs Of Faith, Coldworker, The Kill, Noisear, Nyia, Anima Morte, Total Fucking Destruction, and Rot, as well as legendary Polish electronic music composer Wladyslaw “Gudonis” Komendarek and others.
ANTIGAMA has performed many shows, festivals, and tours across Europe, with highlights like Obscene Extreme Festival, Brutal Assault, Metalfest, Netherlands Deathfest, Metalmania Festival, and a 2018 headlining UK tour. The band has also traveled to the US for tours which included shows at prestigious American extreme music festivals Maryland Deathfest, California Deathfest, and more. ANTIGAMA has supported and played with bands heavily alongside Napalm Death, Nasum, Enemy Soil, Decapitated, Fuck the Facts, Drugs Of Faith, Today Is The Day, Dying Fetus, Noisear, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Brutal Blues, Vader, and countless more.