GENOCIDE PACT returns with their eponymous new full-length, set for release December 3rd via Relapse Records. In advance of its release, today Invisible Oranges is streaming latest single, “Deprive / Degrade.”
Comments vocalist/guitarist Tim Mullaney of the track, “This song is an homage to our faster influences… old school grindcore bands like Terrorizer, Napalm Death, and Assück. We’ve always had parts that were influenced by these bands but this time we decided to do a 100% fast song for the speed freaks. The lyrics of this song describe a generation that is increasingly socially isolated, with world views formed by what gets to your screen. Specifically, this touches on the fine line between entertainment and information relating to negative events. The ratings on war, terrorism, shootings, police violence, and on and on are so massive, it implies to some extent, that a lot of people are subconsciously entertained by the fucked up stories that dominate our media. At a certain point, the news goes from informing people to placing them in the center of a snuff film.”
Writes Invisible Oranges, “it’s an album that showcases the band sounding tighter than ever before. Without being labeled as a death/doom band, GENOCIDE PACT aren’t shy in treading that sacred ground that was forged by Bolt Thrower, a slow crawl across the battlefield with heavy and chunky riffs leading the charge…”
Stream GENOCIDE PACT’s “Deprive/Degrade” alongside an in-depth interview with drummer Connor Donegan THIS LOCATION.
An overdose of gut-wrenching death metal, Genocide Pact is heavy, engrossing, and undoubtedly brutal.
“This album reflects on the feeling of watching the world crumble while dealing with personal tragedy,” says Mullaney. True to his word, every track on Genocide Pact is a sonic assault brimming with palpable malaise. From the guttural screams in the album’s opener “Led To Extinction,” to the driving double bass that carries “Perverse Dominion,” and a head rattling low end on “Deprive Degrade,” Genocide Pact is wholly negative death metal.
The fury behind Genocide Pact captures the band’s collective frustrations and personal journeys through these turbulent times. “You turn on the news and see mass shootings, a global pandemic, endless war, and corporations and politicians trying to sell you bullshit,” says Mullaney. “You pick up your phone and another friend or family member has died. On top of that, you’re broke as fuck and work endlessly for a boss that doesn’t even know your name. You find yourself paranoid, pissed off, and embracing nihilism.”
GENOCIDE PACT has learned to embrace the negativity, churning out one of 2021’s ugliest and unforgiving records.
Mike Nolan – bass
Connor Donegan – drums
Tim Mullaney – guitars, vocals
Demir Soyer – guitars