NEF100: Burn After Hearing – Nefarious Industries Compilation LP Presents Exclusive Tracks By Fourteen Flagship Label Artists; New Videos/Singles From GEMATRIA And GRIDFAILURE Posted

New videos/singles from GEMATRIA and GRIDFAILURE are now playing as the diverse NEF100: Burn After Hearing compilation nears release on Nefarious Industries.

Nefarious Industries proudly celebrates 100 catalog releases with NEF100: Burn After Hearing, a collection of fourteen exclusive tracks that showcase the harrowing sonic landscape of the label’s eclectic roster. Originally founded as a collective of like-minded individuals seeking an outlet to release off-kilter music, Nefarious Industries has grown into a label that exhibits the most adventurous and challenging artists it can manage to locate.

NEF100: Burn After Hearing features new and exclusive songs from instrumental deviants and label co-founders EL DRUGSTORE, freshly reunited sludge thrashers ARBOGAST, D-beat technicians NEQUIENT, dissonant post-punk veterans RISK RELAY, and ambient/dark-hardcore alchemist GRIDFAILURE. The label is especially excited to resurrect long-dormant avant-garde metal ensemble THE DRX and hypnotic doom-jazz trio ZEVIOUS. The stacked track list also includes crossover thrash veterans PSYCHOSOMATIC breathing new life into a well-known classic, as well as fresh material from post-hardcore noise-mongers BEDTIMEMAGIC, esoteric riff-trippers GEMATRIA, ambient drone mastermind ZVI, garage/math rock duo FUCK YOUR BIRTHDAY, art-jazz punks CINEMA CINEMA, and experimental grunge collective HUMANS ETCETERA. Each song on the comp is being individually released to all digital services over the next several months, each with its own single art in the theme of the comp’s overall look, and the album is also being pressed on multiple physical formats.

Mastered by Colin Marston at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves in NYC (Gorguts, Krallice, Dysrhythmia) who has handled mastering duties for an array of Nefarious Industries artists, the collage-style artwork of NEF100: Burn After Hearing was handled by Eric Nyffeler who is responsible for many of the label’s releases (East Of The Wall, A Fucking Elephant, El Drugstore, Maid Myriad, among others), and the layout was handled by label head Greg Meisenberg.

Two new videos/singles have been issued from the album, with “Black Gate No. 1” by New Jersey’s prog/instrumental duo GEMATRIA – formed by Six Feet Under, Daughter Vision, and former East Of The Wall members – and “Blades And Arson Instead” from New York’s confrontational experimentalist GRIDFAILURE.

GEMATRIA’s Ray Suhy reveals, “‘Black Gate No.1’ was written as a transition piece between Gematria II: The Spindle Of Necessity and our next record which we are currently working on now. This piece started with a bassline that was written with my musical system based on I Ching divination. I then borrowed melodies and concepts used throughout our first two releases and mixed that with some heavier musical influences. ‘Black Gate No. 1’ encompasses all we’ve done so far as well as points to some directions that we’ll explore in the future.”

GRIDFAILRE’s David Brenner writes, “While gangs and assassins resort to using blades and arson instead of firearms in Japan and other countries where guns are heavily banned, regulated, or otherwise unavailable, GRIDFAILURE adheres to this methodology out of sheer work ethic. In the US, where guns outweigh the entire population and it’s too easy to spinelessly open fire on one’s enemy with their back turned, GRIDFAILURE would rather track down, corner, and make eye contact with the adversary while exacting the rightfully earned revenge. Lines are blurred between work and pleasure as vengeance is achieved, as one sector of the lyrics describe: ‘At a time such as this one cannot be particular, To the living ones I wish to make you perpendicular, Blades sharpened or dulled, I’ll employ them all, Whatever can be utilized to detach your appendicular.'”

Watch the new GEMATRIA and GRIDFAILURE videos where the previously issued EL DRUGSTORE and RISK RELAY tracks are streaming RIGHT HERE.

NEF100: Burn After Hearing will be released on 12” vinyl – 150 on Black, 150 on Black Inside Transparent Red – plus six-panel digipak CDs and cassettes in runs of 100 each on June 14th. Preorders for all formats are live at Nefarious Industries HERE.

Watch for the remaining ten tracks to drop between now and release date including additional videos and more.

NEF100: Burn After Hearing Track Listing:
1. EL DRUGSTORE – Rural Ecstasy
2. THE DRX – Diamond Maker
3. ARBOGAST – Purgative
4. RISK RELAY – Intervention Undivine
6. PSYCHOSOMATIC – Green River (Creedence Clearwater Revival cover)
7. ZVI – Twocelled
8. NEQUIENT – Kimota
9. GEMATRIA – Black Gate No. 1
10. BEDTIMEMAGIC – The Slumber Party (Part I)
11. GRIDFAILURE – Blades And Arson Instead
12. FUCK YOUR BIRTHDAY – House Of 1000 Corners
13. CINEMA CINEMA – Nose-Level Collision
14. ZEVIOUS – Death Wind