FISTULA’s Split Releases With Come To Grief And -(16)- Streaming At Decibel


Long-running Ohio sludgecore unit FISTULA recently issued the first wave of an ongoing split seven-inch series. Released via PATAC Records, the first two installments find FISTULA sharing wax space with fellow sludge stalwarts Come To Grief and -(16)-.

The band’s split with Come To Grief features two original and categorically scathing unreleased tracks while the second features -(16)- ‘s cover of “Complications” by Killing Joke and FISTULA‘s rendition of “Mongoloid,” by Devo.

To celebrate their combined release, Decibel is offering up a stream of both records alongside an in-depth interview with guitarist Corey Bing, at THIS LOCATION.

Each limited edition seven-inch is available in various color variants (all clear vinyl is sold out). The Come To Grief / FISTULA split is also available on cassette. To order, visit THIS LOCATION.





FISTULA will unveil four more splits with Hemdale, Bloodsick, Fister, and one final band to be announced at a later date. Additionally, the band will issue a vinyl version of 2016’s Longing For Infection with a bonus etched seven-inch from the recording session. Details to be announced in the coming weeks.

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 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 the miserable kings of sludgecore.

“…miserable… At its fastest, it sounds like FISTULA is on the hunt. At its slowest, it’s like walking down a gray, expansive hallway with no end in sight.” — Metal Injection

“For the doom and sludge nerds out there, this record is like a godsend. With just seven inches of wax these bands say more than almost all of their peers. In a crowded genre it is reassuring to have something so unabashedly heavy and balls-out devastating to point to and say, ‘That – that is the sort of heaviness that I love.'” — Two Guys Metal Reviews

“It’s so easy for splits like this to sound too samey but both Come To Grief and FISTULA have injected their musical personalities into it. The former brings you down and the latter is more upbeat, but they’re both very adept at what they do and I can see that this split series in gonna be a whole lot of heavy.” — This Noise Is Ours

“The cover keeps the same pace with the original, but down-tunes everything so it sounds like it’s spurting forth from a broken amp in the grimy basements of our youth… FISTULA‘s version speeds things up and strips the song down punk style, swapping any new wave elements that may have been in the original in favor of pure Ohio spirit in-your-face punk attitude.” — Drunk In A Graveyard

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