MACHINIST! // DEAD HAND Split 10″ Nears Release Via Nefarious Industries; BrooklynVegan Premieres DEAD HAND’s “Muirgeilt”

photo by Chase Ouimet

Nefarious Industries is preparing to release the split 10″ EP from Southeastern US outfits MACHINIST! and DEAD HAND. With Machinist! // Dead Hand now just over a week from its street date, BrooklynVegan is hosting an exclusive premiere of DEAD HAND‘s crushing “Muirgeilt.”

The MACHINIST! material was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Lee Dyess at Earthsound Studio (Against Me!, From First To Last, Evergreen Terrace), and the DEAD HAND side recorded, mixed, and mastered by Matt Washburn at LedBelly Sound Studio (Mastodon, Norma Jean, Leechmilk). The cover art was created by Connor Anderson (Searing Limb), and the album completed with a photo collage by Clifton Carr and layout by Greg Meisenberg.

With their new single now playing, DEAD HAND keyboardist and primary lyricist Shannon Harris states, “The lyrics to ‘Muirgeilt,’ while on the surface the telling of a high fantasy story of forced transmogrification, are an allegory for watching oneself change and become something one never intended to be; but, despite running from the underlying problems, they always manage to catch up and grow and spread their darkness like a festering wound until the person who was once there is almost unrecognizable.

BrooklynVegan describes “Muirgeilt” as, “a glacial-paced blend of doom, sludge, and post-rock.”

Stream DEAD HAND’s “Muirgeilt” first now through BrooklynVegan RIGHT HERE.

Machinist! // Dead Hand will see release on 10″ vinyl and all digital platforms on March 19th. Find preorders at the Nefarious Industries landing page HERE, and see MACHINIST!’s previously-issued “Bask In The White Light” video HERE.

Watch for new videos and more to be issued surrounding the release of the split.

MACHINIST! is an explosively unforgiving dynamic heavy band hailing from across the Southeastern United States, known for chaotic and cathartic live sets all over the continent for nearly the past decade. The band first burst onto the scene in 2013 with back-to-back 7″ EPs via British based Speedowax records, following up in 2015 with Pronegative, their debut full-length on Eulogy Recordings. Their latest full-length Closer To Death, was released in 2018 through Innerstrength Records. On this new split, the band offers a brand-new song backed up with a remastered version of one of the band’s most popular songs, “The Nail,” bringing new life to the classic crusher.

Formed in 2012 near Macon, Georgia, DEAD HAND hit the ground running by teaming up for a split 7″ with Philly shredders Repellers in 2014 on Divine Mother Recordings. In June 2015, DEAD HAND released their first full-length, Storm Of Demiurge, on Divine Mother Recordings in the USA and Third I Rex in Europe. The group subsequently released a split 7″ with Miami sludge trio Shroud Eater on Southern Druid Records in 2016, and their second full-length, Reborn Of Dead Light, was released in 2018. The band delivers the devastating blow of “Muirgeilt” to this new split release.