Longing For Infection is the impending new full-length from Ohio’s favorite pessimists, FISTULA. Tracked and engineered by Dave Johnson (Midnight, Incantation, Soulless), the demoralizing new offering features the return of FISTULA founding member Bahb Branca on second guitar, furthering the band’s already torrid brand of sonic violence.
In advance of its release, today Decibel Magazine offers up “Loyal To The Foil” for communal intoxication. Elaborates frontman Dan Harrington of the track, “‘Loyal to the Foil’ was the last song we wrote for Longing For Infection. Bahb [Branca] and Corey [Bing] wrote the music, Corey and I wrote the lyrics… total throwback sludgecore banger. It’s kind of our take on a CCR ‘Looking Out My Backdoor.’ What do you see? I recall working at a record store which shared a parking lot with a Toys ‘R’ Us. More often than not, you’d find discarded syringes sticking out of the mulch, hidden in the bushes… or right out in the fucking open. Cleaning up that bullshit pissed me the fuck off. Shitty fucking human behavior, all around you. No matter where you live, something in this song you will be able to relate to. For example, the line, ‘Chew some Fentanyl and choke it down,’ was inspired by a friend who had a ‘fling’ with a woman who became disabled after chewing on a patch of Fentanyl to get high — to each their own. This song is for those who work night and day, stealing copper line, selling stolen copies of Rush Hour 2 on DVD for their big $8.00 payout. This song is for the underdogs, ‘Loyal to the foil and the rig ‘n’ boil.'”
Hear “Loyal To The Foil” now, courtesy of Decibel Magazine, at THIS LOCATION.
And if you missed it, try your ears at “Too Many Devils And Drugs,” currently streaming at the band’s BandCamp page HERE.
Set for mass contamination on July 15th, 2016, the first pressing of Longing For Infection will be limited to one-thousand copies housed in digipak packaging bathed in the abysmal artwork of Jason Barnett. Preorders are currently available at THIS LOCATION.
Ohio’s FISTULA was forged in 1998 by musical partners-in-crime Corey Bing and Bahb Branca. Over the years, FISTULA has released a seemingly endless barrage of studio albums and split EPs through numerous lineup changes featuring the creative talents of bands such as –(16)-, Sloth, Hemdale, The Disease Concept, Accept Death, and so many others. FISTULA is a band that is impossible to categorize, combining elements of remedial sludge, hardcore and a proverbial “bad case of the Mondays.” Nearing two decades of ear bleeding, FISTULA remains the kings of doomed-out “miserycore.”
2015 saw the band at its creative peak, headlining the Het Patronaat stage at Roadburn Festival and recording the Destitute demo as well as the new full studio album Longing For Infection. Aside from Roadburn, FISTULA recently played the Haunted Hotel 13th Anniversary Fest as well as the Berserker III Fest. FISTULA will return to Europe (Bloodshed Festival) in October 2016 to bring their ultimate onslaught of pure, unbridled hatred, and negativity. FISTULA will release another full-length this Fall coinciding with the tour on Totem Cat Records. Entitled The Shape Of Doom To Cumm ))), the record will feature guest guitarist David Szulkin from Blood Farmers and Church Of Misery. Stand by for details.