Horror-obsessed, underground cult ILSA shares “Long Lost Friend” off their imminent new full-length Corpse Fortress set for release via Relapse Records next month. The latest track features guest guitars by Lasse Pyykkö of Hooded Menace.
Issues Revolver of the menacing tune, “‘Long Lost Friend’ is a glacially paced, heavily fuzzed-out crusher, featuring melodic leads and near infinite playability. It’s mean and relentless, much like the band’s new LP Corpse Fortress.”
Adds the band, “We’ve said before that all our songs are spells, and this invocation is no different. Play it for protection against loneliness and to summon old comrades.”
Hear “Long Lost Friend,” courtesy of Revolver, at THIS LOCATION.
ILSA weaves together tales of depravity and devil worship on their Relapse debut Corpse Fortress. Recorded by Kevin Bernsten (Full Of Hell, Code Orange, Magrudergrind, Integrity) in Baltimore, Maryland at Developing Nations, Corpse Fortress delivers nine tracks forged in filth with dense layers of emotionally draining sludge, murky, primordial doom, and feedback-laden, crusty death metal. Corpse Fortress is easily the rawest, most abhorrent, and nasty album in ILSA‘s decade-long career and the perfect soundtrack for the initiated miscreants of this rapidly dying orb.
Corpse Fortress will drop March 2nd, 2018 on CD, LP, deluxe LP and digital formats via Relapse Records. Physical packages are available via Relapse.com HERE and digital downloads via all retail outlets HERE.
ILSA has begun announcing 2018 tour dates including an exclusive headline show in Baltimore, Maryland on March 10th and a performance in Washington, D.C. on April 2nd with labelmates Primitive Man and Genocide Pact. Stay tuned for more tour news in the not so distant future.
3/10/2018 Sidebar – Baltimore, MD
4/02/2018 Atlas Brew Works – Washington, D.C. w/ Primitive Man, Genocide Pact
Formed in 2008, Washington, D.C.-based sextet ILSA has wasted no time in spreading its unique brand of cloying, compelling, death/doom throughout the underground and beyond. Ever since the release of their debut full-length The Maggots Are Hungry (Odium Generis Humani), ILSA has lived and breathed a raw musical lifestyle, producing nearly one effort every year, including three additional full-length LPs and three splits with like-minded extreme metal comrades Coffins, Seven Sisters Of Sleep, and Hooded Menace. Each release features the detailed black and white artwork of drummer Joshy Brettell, who also drums in the legendary hardcore act Integrity. The band has shown just as much ambition on the live circuit as well, performing at numerous festivals including Maryland Deathfest and various shows with Windhand, Noothgrush, Full Of Hell, Magrudergrind, and many others. After the May 2015 release of the band’s fourth album, The Felon’s Claw (A389 Recordings), ILSA signed to Relapse Records for their impending fifth album, Corpse Fortress. No Gods; No Masters.