DESOLAT: Decibel Magazine Streams Entire Dan Swanö-Mastered Get Sick And Let Me Watch You Die Album; Second LP By Austrian Noise Rock/Hardcore Punk Trio Sees Release Friday On Reptilian Records

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“…waves of Hüsker Dü, Tad, Helmet, and all manner of noisy and angular sounds.” – Decibel Magazine

Decibel Magazine is hosting an exclusive stream of Get Sick And Let Me Watch You Die, the rabid second LP by Vienna, Austria-based hardcore punk/noise rock trio DESOLAT, ahead of its release tomorrow through long-running noise rock mongers Reptilian Records.

DESOLAT’s crushing Get Sick And Let Me Watch You Die deploys eight ripping tracks with a riotous, relentless momentum, while lyrical undercurrents of political unrest, societal disgust, and a live fast/die young callousness shred their way through. The record’s artwork and title were inspired by Texas’ Brutal Juice and their 1995 Alternative Tentacles-released masterpiece, I Love The Way They Scream When They Die.

Get Sick And Let Me Watch You Die was recorded and mixed by Rainer Spänle at Cosmix Studios in Vienna, mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound (Opeth, Edge Of Sanity, Bloodbath), with design elements by Lisl Matzer. The track “Great White Northern Shitlicker” features saxophone by Michael Masen. This is music for fans of Unsane, Neurosis, Entombed, Iron Monkey, Helmet, Discharge, Hüsker Dü, Sonic Youth, and The Jesus Lizard. Get sick!

The band writes, “We thank label runner Chris X for the confidence in the band! When it comes to the labels of the heydays of the genre in the late ‘80s and ‘90s, people will come up with Amphetamine Reptile, Touch and Go, Alternative Tentacles, Man’s Ruin and, if you dig a bit further, Reptilian Records. We are ‘90s kids and this is totally our world. Sometimes we joke and describe our band as a ‘90s appreciation group. Very happy to be part of this! The new album is a big step forward for us with more sludgy noise rock rooted in hardcore and less crust punk and death metal in the mix, it feels like we’ve arrived where we wanted to go. Also, the sound is even more satisfying here with more adequate bass mud. And now we found the perfect label for this.”

Decibel writes, “Taking inspiration from the prevailing environment of post-modern social turmoil and instability, the band has arrived with Get Sick And Let Me Watch You Die. The album is definitely a fascinating meeting of musical worlds, produced by the legendary Dan Swanö and hitting the listener with waves of Hüsker Dü, Tad, Helmet, and all manner of noisy and angular sounds.”

Stream DESOLAT’s entire Get Sick And Let Me Watch You Die LP first at Decibel Magazine RIGHT HERE.

Get Sick And Let Me Watch You Die will be released on Red Transparent vinyl including a download via Reptilian Records and digitally through Bloodshed 666 Records this Friday, June 14th. Find preorders at the Reptilian webshop HERE and Bandcamp HERE, and watch the  “This Band Is Your Yoga” video HERE.

DESOLAT has booked several upcoming gigs including a release show for the album in Wien June 20th, a set at OKFK Sommerfest on June 28th, and a show in Bratislava on July 26th.

6/20/2024 Ekh – Wien, AT * release party w/ GxUxTxSx, Shitbrains, Mika Bankomat
6/28/2024 OKFK Sommerfest @ Between – Bregenz, AT w/ GRAUREIHER, SHOTGUN, more
7/26/2024 TBA – Bratislava, SK w/ Nervy, Lutra

Austria and Vienna are better known for The Sound Of Music, Mozart, Empress Sissi, and some sense of cozy beauty than grim music. But Unsane’s Chris Spencer barely survived an act of violence there, Henry Rollins wrote about being impressed by the borderline assertiveness of the local punks, their all-time favorites are the infamous Pungent Stench, and when the Viennese Actionism was up to mischief in the 1960s, it drove worldwide astonishment. There’s legendary fields of unpleasant deviance and transgression in Vienna, and that’s where DESOLAT stirs around.

Established in 2018, DESOLAT’s grimy noise rock is rooted in hardcore/punk and infused with elements of sludge, crust, and death metal created by three veterans of the Viennese DIY anarcho punk scene, current and former members of Phal:Angst, Cyruss, Dim Prospects, La Ligne Maginot, Gfrast, Face The Owl, Radikalkur, E.M.S., and others. The band’s beginning days were cut short as COVID-19 lockdowns were put into place after playing only three shows. Nevertheless, they have since managed to release two EPs and one LP, with album number two, Get Sick And Let Me Watch You Die, now on the verge of release.

photo by Paayarazzi