New York demented noise peddlers, GNAW, will be showering Austin ears this week with their corrosive canticles at Pitchfork’s Show No Mercy showcase March 11th alongside Indian, Kylesa, Power Trip, Christian Mistress, Windhand, Iron Reagan, Youth Code, Primitive Man, Psalm Zero, Sannhet and Yautja. The following month GNAW will spread their audio plague across Europe with their cohorts in Italian avant noise duo, OvO for a run of live rituals through Belgium, France and the United Kingdom. But the sonic deconstruction won’t end there. On May 16th GNAW will crush the dreams of the hopeful as part of the Red Bull Music Academy Fest alongside Tim Hecker, Napalm Death, Gunplay, Wolf Eyes, Bastard Noise, Lubomyr Melnyk, Skullflower, Okkyung Lee, Clipping and more!
GNAW Live Incursions 2014:
3/11/2014 Pitchfork/Show No Mercy Showcase @ The Mohawk – Austin, TX
4/26/2014 Ancienne Belgique – Brussels, BE w/ Alos
4/28/2014 Le Saint Des Seins – Toulouse, FR w/ OvO, Cober Ord
4/29/2014 Les Instants Chavirès – Paris, FR w/ OvO
5/01/2014 The Victoria – London, UK w/ OvO, Shitwife
5/02/2014 Mellomello – Liverpool, UK w/ OvO
5/03/2014 The 13th Note – Glasgow, UK w/ OvO, Black Sun-Drum Korps
5/04/2014 Leave Me Here All Day Fest @ The Cluny – Newcastle, UK w/ OvO, Necro Deathmort, more..
5/08/2014 St Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Whitehorse
5/16/2014 Red Bull Music Academy Festival @ Knockdown Center – Queens, NY
The ominous anti-design of Alan Dubin (Khanate, Old, O.L.D.), Carter Thornton (Enos Slaughter), Jun Mizumachi (Ike Yard), Brian Beatrice and Eric Neuser, GNAW will be expelling hymns from their recently unleashed Horrible Chamber full-length. A jolting, spiritually abrasive exercise in noise-scorched, audio torment for fans of Khanate, Gnaw Their Tongues, Locrian, and open-face surgery, on Horrible Chamber GNAW manufactures gnarly, nerve-wracking sound orgies where the cumulative sensations of dread, trauma, wrath and repugnance crash into a disturbingly cathartic state of ominous, audio disease. Horrible Chamber was recorded at Seizures Palace by Jason LaFarge (Swans, Akron/Family, Khanate, Angels Of Light), mixed by Brian Beatrice at audioEngine and mastered by James Plotkin (OLD, Scorn, Khanate, Khlyst etc), with additional elements recorded by Beatrice, Dubin, Thornton, and Mizumachi in various chambers.
Horrible Chamber is currently available via Seventh Rule Recordings. Order your copy today at THIS LOCATION.
“Part horrifying ambient-noise-terrorism and part doom-metal slash and burn…” – Noisey
“… a fascinating listen.” – Decibel
“Horrible Chamber is the only album I’ve been scared to listen to again… it is a stark, intimate, frenetic work of raw emotive power and sonic precision. Enter if you dare.” – Unhinged Music
“Few bands have managed to pull off such a seamless and triumphant splicing of doom metal, noise and industrial as GNAW have managed to do with this album, and in this extremely unique, surreal and particular world the band dwells in, Horrible Chamber represents hands down industrial doom’s finest hour of 2013.” – Cvlt Nation
“A psychosexual mood piece – sometimes a bleak doom metal dirge, sometimes bleary noise, sometimes 12 minutes of analog darkwave,…The Eyes Wide Shut piano drags it all the way to the dungeon.” – Spin
“…a hideous juggernaut or aural evil that is the musical equivalent to venom coursing through your veins.” – SputnikMusic