As Profound Lore Records prepares for the September release of the long-awaited Drudge To The Thicket debut album from Berkeley, California death metal trio FABRICANT, the new single “Borderland Vigil” has been issued.
Formed by members of dark metal band, Mefitis, FABRICANT leverages any musical tool for their riff and song fabrication. Speed, stillness, technicality, simplicity, consonance, dissonance… are all at play for the express purpose of telling the stories of humanity’s hubris, madness, and frailty. FABRICANT glimpsed into this black vortex, extracted the raw materials of inspiration, and refined the chaos into the ten fully actualized, death metal songs on their debut album Drudge To The Thicket.
This album was FABRICANT’s obsession: a forbidden riddle to solve. From its beginnings stretching as far back as their 2010 demo and to its ultimate end, this album inhabited the deepest recesses of their minds as an omnipresent consumer of thought. With the arrival of this debut, FABRICANT frees themselves of this thicket. The battle was hard-won, but the next ones now inexorably begin. From new obsessions to delirium to the mundane, consciousness marches onwards, screaming out at all of existence for answers, only to feebly fall on deaf ears. Descend into the chaos with FABRICANT.
Drudge To The Thicket was recorded and mixed by FABRICANT, mastered by Dan Lowndes, and features artwork by Adam Burke with additional art by Forest Hughes and Catrina Putri with design by Chimere Noire.
Stream FABRICANT’s Drudge To The Thicket track “Borderland Vigil” now at THIS LOCATION.
Drudge To The Thicket will be released on LP, CD, CS, and digital platforms through Profound Lore on September 15th. Find preorders, streaming, and merch options where lead single “Until The Heavens Grow Dark” is also streaming HERE.
Watch for additional updates to post surrounding the release of the album.