“…this new song, which closes the album and kinda sounds like Pere Ubu and The Jesus Lizard had a baby. It’s as loud and noisy and weird as you’d hope for from CHILD BITE, and you can stream it in all its grimy glory…” — BrooklynVegan
Blow Off The Omens is the long-awaited fifth full-length from Detroit punk/metal miscreants CHILD BITE. Set for release on November 22nd via Housecore Records, the nine-track offering was captured by legendary engineer Steve Albini (Nirvana, Neurosis, The Jesus Lizard), mixed by Grammy award-winning engineer Collin Dupuis (Tomahawk, Dr. John, Lana Del Rey), and is a leaner, meaner follow-up to the band’s critically-lauded 2016 full-length, Negative Noise.
In advance of the release of Blow Off The Omens, BrooklynVegan is currently streaming the record’s title track featuring Voivod guitarist Dan “Chewy” Mongrain. The song serves as both the apex of the album as well as CHILD BITE‘s warped, bastardized take on arena rock. Attempts at normality only accentuate their weirdness.
Notes Mongrain, “CHILD BITE is one of those rare acts that grasped my attention immediately with their strange music, great stage presence, and originality. When they invited me to play a solo on one of their songs I accepted right away and was honored to have been asked. They are the kind of band that makes me feel, ‘I wish I wrote something like that.’ One-of-a-kind, true, sincere, and a mind-opener.”
Adds BrooklynVegan, “That’s a good description of the band on this new song, which closes the album and kinda sounds like Pere Ubu and The Jesus Lizard had a baby. It’s as loud and noisy and weird as you’d hope for from CHILD BITE, and you can stream it in all its grimy glory.”
Check out “Blow Off The Omens,” exclusively at BrooklynVegan, at THIS LOCATION.
From the head bob-inducing, noise rock groove of “Vexed Life” to the Jello-Biafra-with-NoMeansNo-esque freight train that is “They All Look Away,” Blow Off The Omens covers a lot of ground within its half-hour running time. Riffs indebted to both Piggy and Pig Champion root their way throughout the album like alt-metal/hardcore hogs on the hunt. As the record comes to a close, this mantra is offered to all members of modern society; “We are the ones that accept early death.” History repeats itself, convenience is king, resistance is futile… so smoke ’em if ya got ’em.
CHILD BITE‘s Blow Off The Omens will be released November 22nd on CD, digital, and limited-edition vinyl formats via Housecore Records. For physical preorders, visit the Housecore store at THIS LOCATION. For digital orders, go the CHILD BITE Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION where first single, “Vexed Life,” can be streamed.
CHILD BITE will take to the streets later this week on a short eastern US tour with Black Tusk. The journey begins November 7th in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and will run through November 17th in Atlanta, Georgia with additional live incursions to be announced in the weeks to come. See all confirmed dates below.
CHILD BITE w/ Black Tusk:
11/07/2019 Funhouse – Pittsburgh, PA **
11/08/2019 Wonderland – Richmond, VA **
11/09/2019 Maywood – Raleigh, NC
11/10/2019 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
11/11/2019 John And Peter’s – New Hope, PA
11/12/2019 Middle East – Cambridge, MA
11/13/2019 The Stone Church – Brattleboro, VT
11/14/2019 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
11/15/2019 Golden Pony – Harrisonburg, VA
11/16/2019 Reggies 42nd Street – Wilmington, NC
11/17/2019 529 – Atlanta, GA**
** CHILD BITE only