MINE COLLAPSE: No Echo Premieres “Death Spirals” From Chicago Hardcore Trio; Debut Album, Delusions, Nears Release Through Nefarious Industries

photos by Michael Rataj

No Echo is hosting an exclusive premiere of “Death Spirals,” the new track from Chicago hardcore trio MINE COLLAPSE. The track precedes the band’s debut album, Delusions, nearing release later this month through Nefarious Industries.

Six years after unleashing their self-titled debut EP, MINE COLLAPSE returns with Delusions, a collection of songs reflecting on the delusional nature of man, each track offering a different take on a delusion ranging from serial killers to religious zealots. The band once again recorded with Andy Nelson at Chicago’s Bricktop Recording (Weekend Nachos, Jesus Piece, Like Rats), after which the tracks were mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Integrity, Nails, Xibalba), and the album completed with original artwork and layout by Shawn Knight (Child Bite).

With “Death Spirals,” vocalist/bassist Aaron Roemig writes, “A death spiral, also known as an ant mill, is a natural phenomenon where ants, instinctually following the ant ahead, become locked in an endless circle, unable to break free. They march around in a loop until they eventually drop dead of exhaustion.  In death spirals, these doomed ants are anthropomorphized, standing in for humans who blindly follow commands of superiors and actions of peers. It is a wake-up call to think for yourself or blindly march to your death.”

No Echo writes, “the trio rocks out a riffy sound that brings to mind everything from Helmet to Mutoid Man to Clutch.”

Check out MINE COLLAPSE’s “Death Spirals” first at No Echo RIGHT HERE.

Delusions will see release on all digital platforms as well as limited runs of CD and cassette on June 24th. Find preorders now at the record’s Nefarious Industries landing page where “Empty Void” is playing HERE.

MINE COLLAPSE has booked a record release show for Delusions in their hometown on June 18th alongside Cokegoat. Watch for additional regional live performances and more to be announced over the weeks ahead.

6/18/2022 Illuminated Brew Works – Chicago, IL *Delusions release w/ Cokegoat (free show)

Formed in the Fall of 2015 by two-thirds of now defunct punk/metal ensemble Arbogast, MINE COLLAPSE picks things up where Arbogast left off, with Aaron Roemig and Mike Rataj continuing a nearly decade-long collaborating streak. Roemig and Rataj, joined on this album by guitarist Justin Dickert, hurl a ten-ton mass of experience onto the Chicago music scene with their newest endeavor–having served time in other Chicago notables Lord (Asian Man Records), Modern Advances (Baldy Longhair Records), Retro Morning, Still Machine, Sons Of Ra, Hot Dog Murder Factory, and more.

Not unlike fellow Chicagoans and Nefarious labelmates Nequient, MINE COLLAPSE bursts at the seams with energetic metallic hardcore packed with punk energy. The band’s galvanizing attack is underpinned with thick veins of melody and harmonized riff dirges and well-placed elements of punk, doom, and more into a seamless output that keeps even the most seasoned ear guessing and grooving.