Ohio sludge misanthropes FISTULA will drop the diseased wares of their debilitating Longing For Infection full-length this Friday. Tracked and engineered by Dave Johnson (Midnight, Incantation, Soulless), the demoralizing full-length features the return of FISTULA founding member Bahb Branca on second guitar, furthering the band’s already vile brand of sonic violence.
In advance of its release, today Terrorizer Magazine is streaming the record in all its delicious ugliness noting, “Though their famously unstable lineup has been shuffled once again… Longing For Infection thankfully loses none of that momentum. Founding guitarist Corey Bing’s distinctive riffs are sounding heavier and juicier than ever, whilst vocalist Dan Harrington (who has been a reliable constant since 2012) is in his element, spitting out venomous snarls with aplomb.”
Adds the band, “Longing For Infection paints a portrait of our mental state… Having to reform after a major lineup shift, most bands would say, ‘fuck it,’ and give up, but we are slightly more masochistic than that. We channeled our frustrations, anger, despair and disgust and returned to The Riff, our hardcore punk and doom roots and pressed ‘Record.’ Longing For Infection is the result; another sonic creation documenting our distain for humanity. Longing For Infection is just the beginning; we’re just getting started… another album has already been recorded. Feelings will be hurt, expectations will be destroyed.”
Witness the audio devastation of FISTULA’s Longing For Infection, courtesy of Terrorizer, at THIS LOCATION.
And if you missed it, be sure to sample the NSFW graphic visual accompaniment to “Morgue Attendant” still playing at Cvlt Nation at THIS LOCATION.
Set for mass contagion on July 15th, 2016, the first pressing of Longing For Infection will be limited to 1000 copies housed in digipak packaging bathed in the abysmal artwork of Jason Barnett. Preorders are currently available at THIS LOCATION.
FISTULA was forged in 1998 by musical partners-in-crime Corey Bing and Bahb Branca. Over the course of their existence, 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 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 in October 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.
“FISTULA has created the perfect soundtrack to self-immolation.” – Glacially Musical