Decibel Magazine today unveils “Too Ugly To Live, Too Dumb To Die,” from Charlestown, Rhode Island-based demented grind/death ghouls, BLIGHT HOUSE. The new track precedes the band’s first record in five years, Blight The Way, ready to be put on the slab in early August through their cohorts at Syrup Moose Records.
Recorded at Great Swamp, the record’s ten tracks see BLIGHT HOUSE’s Frank Lloyd Blight handling all vocals and Frank Owen Gorey handling all instruments and recording duties, with mastering handled by Mark Alan Miller at Sonelab, cover art and logo by Misha Mono, and photography by Doc Darkwood. The duo is also joined by Ron Varod (Sabbath Assembly, Zvi) who provides additional lead guitar on “Too Ugly To Live, Too Dumb To Die,” and additional vocals by Glumi UwUhammer on “Too Ugly To Live, Too Dumb To Die” and “Acephalophilia III.
With “Too Ugly To Live, Too Dumb To Die” crawling forth from the BLIGHT HOUSE cellar, the band reports, “Sometimes, the simple fact of human existence in this world is so absurd, so awful, and so shameful, it feels impossible to process. ‘Too Ugly To Live, Too Dumb To Die’ expresses this nihilistic affect while featuring new textural explorations. Thanks to guest collaborators Ron Varod and Glumi UwUhammer, providing proggy breaks and a kawaii chorus, this is our wildest departure from deathgrind to date.”
Writes Decibel with the song’s unveiling, “Raise your hand if you feel attacked by the song title. No one? Just me? It’s about to get weird in the bloody cellar that deathgrind duo BLIGHT HOUSE are based out of… ‘Too Ugly To Live, Too Dumb To Die’ feels like it was given an injection of noise rock and then forced through a nightmarishly-psychedelic filter.”
Stream BLIGHT HOUSE’s “Too Ugly To Live, Too Dumb To Die” now at Decibel Magazine RIGHT HERE.
Blight The Way will be available on August 4th. As with all Syrup Moose releases, the physical release will have an accompanying Tarot card and cassette release. Find preorders where “Cryptid Cutie” is streaming HERE.
Stand by for additional previews, bloody stumps, terrible puns, and more to be issued shortly.
Since 2014, BLIGHT HOUSE worked under a malaise of dementia born of illness and isolation. The very name of the band is an homage to this. Yet as the rest of the world was forced into these same conditions, BLIGHT HOUSE experienced heretofore unknown heights of vitality thanks to their new regime of locally sourced Adrenochrome infusions. After setting fire to their enormous collection of horror VHS tapes and stepping outside of their basement for the first time in nearly a decade, the duo of Frank Lloyd Blight and Frank Owen Gorey set to work on their third full-length album, Blight The Way.
Blight The Way expands on the themes of love, desire, intimacy, and completely unhinged, incomprehensible derangement introduced on their previous material. While many metal bands speak the unspeakable, BLIGHT HOUSE continues to show that they can do better still. From lecherous perspectives on cryptozoology to deconstructions of undead family planning, the band thinks the unthinkable and delivers it as a sloppy pile of gurgling, shrieking, slamming, and grinding death metal guaranteed to nauseate. When BLIGHT HOUSE promises “gross death metal,” they are not bluffing. Blight The Way is a truly nasty piece of work, and it delivers the gross from start to finish.