“Lupara Bianca” is the lethal new single from NYC-based death/war metal trio GRAVESEND, now streaming ahead of their second LP, Gowanus Death Stomp, nearing release on 20 Buck Spin at the end of October.
As with its predecessor, Gowanus Death Stomp was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Arthur Rizk (Tomb Mold, Kommand, Dream Unending), and the album was completed with cover photos by Mark Weber. Fans of the gnarled works of Archgoat, Napalm Death, Nausea, Antichrist Siege Machine, Conqueror, Revenge, Ruin Lust, Caustic Wound, Knelt Rote, and Of Feather And Bone, GRAVESEND’s Gowanus Death Stomp is a must-hear.
Gowanus Death Stomp will be released October 27th on LP, CD, MC, and digital. Place preorders at the 20 Buck Spin arsenal HERE and Bandcamp where “Even A Worm Will Turn” and “Gowanus Death Stomp” are also streaming HERE. Also find a new line of GRAVESEND gear at Night Shift Merchandise HERE.
Due to actions beyond the band’s control, GRAVESEND’s bicoastal tour with labelmates Kommand in December has been canceled. A different plan of attack is being prepared now, so watch for additional tour dates and festival appearances to post.
The dark, seedy underworld of New York City once again emerges as the cityscape is tainted by sewage, crack smoke, and the trade of flesh. The streets, once bustling with life, permeate with the grotesque and filth-ridden chaos of yesteryear. Among these harsh realities, within the walls of the dimly lit alley ways, a stench reeks of bodily fluids and rat feces.
On the subway platforms, desperate souls engage in random acts of violence on one another over a few measly bucks. The East River runs a sickly green and the city’s hue mirrors the shadows cast by these illicit endeavors. Amid this unsettling somber reality, a soundscape to capture the horror is now realized in the form of GRAVESEND‘s second album.
Gowanus Death Stomp compounds the cruelty displayed on 2021 debut Methods Of Human Disposal into an ever more gritty and primal barrage of violence. At the crossroads of criminal depravity and urban malaise GRAVESEND utilizes many tools of the trade. Black, death, grind, and war metal all meld seamlessly into a tar pit of scathing back-alley sadism and acid-tongued vocals.
Like a newly found corpse down by the docks, the smell of decomp is wafting out of every track on Gowanus Death Stomp. And as with NYC’s underground legends from Cro-Mags to Swans to Type O Negative, GRAVESEND embodies the pulse of the city, even as that pulse bleeds out on the concrete.