Today marks the official release of Bleed-Abide, the crushing new full-length from Florida deathcore outfit BODYSNATCHER, out NOW on MNRK Heavy!
An epic demonstration of aggression and brawn, the quartet’s third album is a sound born from the burden of struggle and an unwavering commitment to continued survival against all obstacles. Unquestionably their darkest offering to date, Bleed-Abide burns with an intensity derived from a further focus on sonic pummeling and truth-telling narratives.
Decibel Magazine hails a band, “clearly gifted with the power of the pummeling riff and hard-hitting, hardcore-infused lyrical prowess.” BrooklyVegan notes plainly, “it rips.” New Noise Magazine writes, “The next time you want to torture someone who says they don’t like angry music, you can’t go wrong blasting them out with… Bleed-Abide. These thirteen tracks of straight Floridian tough-guy deathcore are filled to the brim with unadulterated rage and hostility. There’s no shortage here of hairy knuckle slams, jarring grooves, and pit-stomping two-steps.” New Transcendence champions the band’s, “….most comprehensive release to date,” further elaborating, “Stopping at nothing to absolutely obliterate the listener, BODYSNATCHER provides a robust full-length record with practically no filler, steamrolling the listener between a cavalcade of crushing aggression. In a time where violence is abundant in every aspect of our lives, BODYSNATCHER finds a way to channel it into music and make it stand out and resonate with the listener — while still knocking some teeth out in the process.” Adds Distorted Sound, “A full length deathcore release can run the risk of becoming too formulaic but BODYSNATCHER have plenty of tricks up their sleeves to guarantee you are firmly engaged with every second of this rollercoaster from hell. Their skill set enables them to be just as comfortable getting down and dirty with the slower, beatdown elements as they are hitting you with rapid rounds of pure carnage.”
Bleed-Abide was recorded by the band’s Chris Whited at 1776 Recordings with drums engineered by Neil Westfall and Bud Phillips at The Unicorn Room, and guitars reamped by Phil Pluskota at Sonic Assault Studio. The record comes cloaked in the cover art of Adam Burke. Callously grim, ferocious, and threatening, crackling beneath the weight of its own fury and power, BODYSNATCHER’s Bleed-Abide puts the “core” back in deathcore.
Bleed-Abide is available now on CD, LP, cassette, and digital formats at THIS LOCATION.
In celebration of the release of Bleed-Abide, BODYSNATCHER will host a Gimme Metal guest DJ special Monday, April 25th at 3:00pm ET / 12:00pm PT. Visit www.gimmemetal.com and join the band in the live chat!
Additionally, BODYSNATCHER will join Dying Fetus for a month-long Spring tour. The journey runs from April 29th through June 5th. Additional support will be provided by Chelsea Grin, Frozen Soul, and Undeath. See all confirmed dates below.
BODYSNATCHER w/ Dying Fetus, Chelsea Grin, Frozen Soul, Undeath:
4/29/2022 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
4/30/2022 The Canal Club – Richmond, VA
5/01/2022 Hooligans Music Hall – Jacksonville, NC
5/03/2022 The Underground – Charlotte, NC
5/04/2022 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
5/05/2022 Underbelly – Jacksonville, FL
5/06/2022 Jannus Live – St Petersburg, FL
5/07/2022 Revolution Live – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
5/09/2022 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
5/10/2022 Amplified Live – Dallas, TX
5/11/2022 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
5/13/2022 The Nile Theater – Phoenix, AZ
5/14/2022 Regent Theater – Los Angeles, CA
5/15/2022 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
5/16/2022 House Of Blues – San Diego, CA
5/17/2022 The UC Theatre – Berkeley, CA
5/18/2022 Goldfield Trading Post – Roseville, CA
5/19/2022 Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR
5/20/2022 Modified Ghost Festival – Vancouver, BC
5/21/2022 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
5/23/2022 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
5/24/2022 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
5/25/2022 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
5/26/2022 The Lyric At Skyway Theater – Minneapolis, MN
5/27/2022 Pops – Sauget, IL
5/28/2022 Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
5/29/2022 The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
5/31/2022 The Opera House – Toronto, Ontario
6/01/2022 Imperial Bell – Quebec City, QC
6/02/2022 Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
6/03/2022 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
6/04/2022 Theatre Of The Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
6/05/2022 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Monikered after the nickname of one of history’s most notorious serial killers, Ed Gein, BODYSNATCHER – Kyle Medina (vocals), Kyle Carter (guitar), Kyle Shope (bass), and Chris Whited (drums) – formed with the
purest of intentions. “I was around seventeen,” recalls Medina. “We were just going to be a ‘breakdown band’ for my friends to mosh to.” Featuring a lineup that overlapped at various points with beloved groups like King Conquer and Dealey Plaza, BODYSNATCHER released a quick succession of albums and EPs, most notably Abandonment (2015), Death Of Me (2017), and the utterly crushing This Heavy Void (2020). Combined with a blistering live show, this led to a deal with the MNRK Heavy label and the forthcoming Bleed-Abide.
All members contribute to the lyrics, resulting in multiple points of view and diverse insights anchored by common themes of catharsis and resistance, adding further weight to their already punishing hymns. “Absolved Of The Strings And Stone” is a battle cry against the gaslighting and emotional abuse of toxic people. “Hollow Shell”delves into strained familial dynamics, where some family members live as virtual prisoners to others. “Wired For Destruction” confronts death anxiety. Even amidst the uncertainty and darkness however, there’s an underlying positivity to be mined within. “Value Through Suffering” takes a proactive stance on hardship, a way to rebuild from the wreckage.
And while many bands resist genre classification in an aloof effort to distinguish themselves from every other band, inadvertently consigning themselves to talking points that sound like everyone else, BODYSNATCHER is, without apology, a deathcore band. There is no compromise in the cards. “Deathcore kicks ass. A lot of bands shy away from labels they don’t deem ‘cool’ enough. But we don’t give a fuck,” vocalist Kyle Medina says proudly. “We like what we like, and we play what we play. We all love hardcore and metal, so we’re going to play hardcore, play metal, and play breakdowns. And that’s how the band is going to be, forever.”
Kyle Medina – vocals
Kyle Carter – guitar
Kyle Shope – bass
Chris Whited – drums
“BODYSNATCHER are clearly gifted with the power of the pummeling riff and hard-hitting, hardcore-infused lyrical prowess.” – Decibel Magazine
“…it rips…” – BrooklynVegan
“….their most comprehensive release to date. Stopping at nothing to absolutely obliterate the listener, BODYSNATCHER provides a robust full length record with practically no filler, steamrolling the listener between a cavalcade of crushing aggression.” – New Transcendence
“These thirteen tracks of straight Floridian tough-guy deathcore are filled to the brim with unadulterated rage and hostility. There’s no shortage here of hairy knuckle slams, jarring grooves, and pit-stomping two-steps.” – New Noise Magazine
“…their most mature, unyielding effort to date… Clocking in at just over forty-two minutes, BODYSNATCHER has delivered pure unadulterated aggression yet again. – Metal Epidemic
““A full length deathcore release can run the risk of becoming too formulaic but BODYSNATCHER have plenty of tricks up their sleeves to guarantee you are firmly engaged with every second of this rollercoaster from hell.” – Distorted Sound