The rumored split with two Arkansas greats has finally arrived. Rumors of the DEADBIRD / BURNED UP BLED DRY split coming out on various different labels came and went since the tracks were recorded by DEADBIRD’s Chuck Schaaf back in 2006. Finally it was confirmed that At A Loss Recordings would release this 7″, back in 2008. After numerous technical difficulties, and competing schedules this massive little slab of wax is finally available to the public on February 24th, 2010.
Sludge heathens DEADBIRD – whose last full-length Twilight Ritual was also released in 2008 by At A Loss – contribute one brutal track filled with the patented tempo changes and somber, regret-filled lyrics one would expect. Rabid screams and tempos mesh with oppressive doom and hardcore-esque sing along anthems together in a way few bands make work.
BURNED UP BLED DRY’s side of the split offers up four tracks of high-speed, crusty, powerviolence and punk/hardcore rage. This is the first material to be released from the brutal late-90s act who brought BUBD back to life in 2005 after a six year hiatus. Bulging with views of hate and hopelessness for today’s society, these tracks shall serve as your anthem for anger.
A full-color cover wraps all the way around the seven inch to unfold for an extended apocalyptic landscape, with a layout by Amjad Faur (Storm The Castle). All copies of the 7-inch will be pressed on various shades and colors of high-quality, opaque vinyl.
DEADBIRD: 1. “Sickness and Conviction”
BURNED UP BLED DRY: 1. “Punches Thrown” 2. “My Way To Hate” 3. “The New Reality of Distance” 4. “Something’s Missing”