LANGUISH: Feeding The Flames Of Annihilation From Arizona Deathgrind Unit Out TODAY On Prosthetic Records

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Feeding The Flames Of Annihilation, the third studio album from Tucson, Arizona deathgrind outfit LANGUISH, is out TODAY via Prosthetic Records.

LANGUISH is a band that has relied on speed to deliver their message in the most caustic and devastating way possible, but conversely, they’ve taken their time to reach the point they’re now at, on the precipice of releasing their third studio album, Feeding The Flames Of Annihilation. World events forced a creative go-slow which granted them time to “hyperfocus” on crafting a sonically pernicious eleven-track ode to human beings accelerating their own demise.

Comments the band, “We are beyond thrilled to unleash Feeding The Flames Of Annihilation to the world. We spent two and a half years in development writing and refining this record throughout a global pandemic. Each song saw an unprecedented level of scrutiny and editing and we think it shows on the album from everything from the lyrics to the most minute drum part. Thank you to our label Prosthetic Records for being with us the whole way and supporting this album one-hundred percent. We hope everyone enjoys it.”

Feeding The Flames Of Annihilation was self-produced at Homewrecker Studios in Tucson with bassist Ryan Bram engineering and mixing, before the album was handed to Brad Boatright at Audiosiege for mastering, the record completed with cover art by Matthew Mutterperl.

Stream the record in full at THIS LOCATION.

Feeding The Flames Of Annihilation is available on CD, limited LP, and all digital providers. Find ordering options HERE.

Watch the band’s previously released video for “Comply Or Die” at HERE.

In celebration of the release of Feeding The Flames Of Annihilation, LANGUISH will be playing a special record release show in their home city tonight.

Notes the band, “We are honored to finally play our hometown for the first time in almost three years. It’s especially great to be at the historic Club Congress — one of the finest venues in the country — and to have some longtime friends in Mastodonna and Neyquam joining us. Annihilation comes to Tucson.”

10/07/2022 Club Congress – Tucson, AZ * Feeding The Flames Of Annihilation Record release show w/ Mastodonna, Neyquam

Despite Feeding The Flames Of Annihilation being swathed in nihilism, the occasional glimmer of optimism pushes through in the form of class solidarity and hopeful resistance. But for the majority of the twenty-five-minute runtime, malevolence and misanthropy reigns, articulated more clearly than ever before by vocalist Sean Mears. Although grindcore continues to make up a good deal of the LANGUISH calling card, a considered leaning towards death metal allows room to enunciate their distaste with more clarity, both literally and metaphorically. The world-weariness felt by its authors is colored with rage, disappointment, and a cycle of hitting rock bottom over and over. Inspired by the socialist anthems of Woody Guthrie, LANGUISH takes swipes at landlords, megacorps, and billionaires, with few escaping their scathing sulfur.

The prolonged writing period enabled the vitriol to permeate the bones of each track as they took shape. Old-school influences from the likes of Morbid Angel and Immolation seeped in to inspire additional flourishes as the songs were fleshed out before they were taken to the studio. An expanded drumming palette allowed Zack Hansen to up his technical ability, tying into the sound of a band that has found confidence in taking their time, evolving along the way. Guitarist, Matthew Mutterperl delivers skin-shredding death metal riffs in abundance, as well as creating the visual accompaniment for Feeding The Flames Of Annihilation. A four-year absence hasn’t mellowed LANGUISH any; this new album cranks up the intensity, obliterates expectations, and provides the perfect soundtrack to accompany watching the world around us seemingly implode.

“…an unrelenting sound that grabs you by the throat…” – MetakSucks

“…under three minutes of absolute blinding fury…” – Metal Injection on “Comply Or Die”

“Sonoran crusty, grindy death metal group LANGUISH are likely to grab your attention, rather violently, from the start…they just plain sound like the desert they come from…” – New Noise Magazine

LANGUISH have delivered a manifesto that is far more digestible and palatable than any authoritative party has done in a long time. Bitesize chunks of rock solid deathgrind that can mobilize and invigorate an audience that is fed up with the state of the world.” – Distorted Sound

Sean Mears – vocals
Zack Hansen – drums/noise
Ryan Bram – bass
Matthew Mutterperl – guitars