Cvlt Nation is currently hosting an exclusive stream of Until The Day I Die, the demoralizing third album from Australian post-industrial metal cult, KOLLAPS. The album will see release through Cold Spring Records this Friday, while on a run of European tour dates which begins today!
KOLLAPS’ Until The Day I Die has seen a tectonic shift in production methods compared to its predecessors; a merciless and visceral assault on the senses and continues the trajectory of the band’s idiosyncratic approach in their creation of sound. The album showcases an uncompromising force of harsh post-industrial music narrated by overarching themes of condemnation and redemption; of violence, romanticism, sexuality, and addiction. Much of the creation and lyrical conceptualization of the record has been stylized and presented using William S. Burroughs’ cut-up method.
A wide variety of metals and raw materials were used in the creation of the album including metal grates, a rusted hoist, cement cylinders, field recordings, hammering of various decrepit objects, broken amplifiers, an exposed reverb tank, various synthesizers, and the infamous metal coil; a crudely self-constructed artifice that has become iconic in its use across KOLLAPS’ triptych of releases and lengthy touring history in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.
Until The Day I Die was entirely written, recorded, and mixed internally at the self-constructed ILoveHeroin Studios built above a sculpture museum in Lugano, Switzerland. All instrumentation was handled by Wade Black except for bass guitar by Andrea Collaro recorded at Hangar 121 in Lenate Pozzollo, Italy on all tracks except “D-IX” and “I Believe In The Closed Fist,” handled by Black, and additional sound design and percussion by Giorgio Salmoiraghi. The album was mastered by James Plotkin and completed with cover artwork by Nullvoid (Thomas Ekelund/Trepaneringsritualen).
Cvlt Nation writes with their advance stream of the album, “Listening to this new album from KOLLAPS entitled Until The Day I Die makes me feel like I’ve stepped into a dystopian future. One where we’ve finally destroyed every bit of life and replaced it with our fucked-up, broken, mechanical replacement. The fires that have heated our planet causing my neighbors to install polluting AC in their homes in order to keep their temperature down while raising our planet’s temperatures even more have finally burned all that’s green and lush from Earth and left us with nothing but sand and rust and death.”
Stream KOLLAPS’ crushing Until The Day I Die first now through Cvlt Nation at THIS LOCATION.
Until The Day I Die will see release via Cold Spring Records on LP, CD, and digital formats this Friday, June 24th. Find preorders at the label webshop HERE, Bandcamp HERE, and other digital providers HERE. Watch the “I Believe In The Closed Fist” video HERE.
Having recently completed a tour across Europe with Brighter Death Now and Of The Wand & The Moon which culminated at the mighty Roadburn Festival, KOLLAPS embarks on a new run of tour dates today in Slovenia, with shows in Hungary, Austria, Czechia, and Germany, culminating with performances at Fusion Festival on June 29th and the massive Roskilde Festival in Denmark on June 30th. Five of the current dates see KOLLAPS touring with Of The Wand & The Moon and Trepaneringsritualen. Watch for additional tour dates to be announced.
KOLLAPS Tour Dates:
6/22/2022 Channel Zero – Ljubljana, SI
6/23/2022 Instant – Budapest, HU*
6/24/2022 Chelsea – Vienna, AT*
6/25/2022 Underdogs’ – Prague, CZ*
6/26/2022 Club Seilerstrasse – Zwickau, DE*
6/27/2022 Urban Spree – Berlin, DE*
6/29/2022 Fusion Festival – Lárz, DE
6/30/2022 Roskilde Festival – Roskilde, DK
*w/ Of The Wand & The Moon, Trepaneringsritualen