NEQUIENT: Invisible Oranges Hosts Exclusive Album Stream Feature With Chicago Hardcore/Grind Act; Darker Than Death Or Night LP Out Via Nefarious Industries Tomorrow + Tour Begins Tonight

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Invisible Oranges has just posted an exclusive album stream and interview feature on Chicago hardcore/grind quartet NEQUIENT. The band will release their second album, Darker Than Death Or Night, through Nefarious Industries tomorrow, while tonight, they embark on a two-week tour to the East Coast and back.

NEQUIENT further expands their diverse palette on Darker Than Death Or Night without sacrificing their honed focus or capacity for vicious sensory assault. This is a singular breed of heavy music: tightly controlled yet satisfyingly grimy, attuned to the anxieties of an uneasy era and unconcerned about fitting into the preconceived boundaries of subgenre.

Mixed by Sanford Parker (Voivod, Yob, Eyehategod) and mastered by Collin Jordan (Harm’s Way, Windhand, Pelican), Darker Than Death Or Night features artwork and design by Scott Shellhamer (American Heritage, Buried At Sea, Coffinworm) as well as guest vocals from Eddie Gobbo of Something Is Waiting.

The Invisible Oranges feature includes an advance listen to the new LP alongside an interview with vocalist Jason Kolkey, writing in part, “NEQUIENT covers a lot of ground on this new album, but what can be gleaned the most from it is an overwhelming amount of justified negativity. We’re fighting a losing battle, and those who represent us, the people, simply don’t get it. We’re thrust into wars we don’t want, dependent on fossil fuels which destroy the environment, and taught to hate one another for superficial and shitty reasons. NEQUIENT is the soundtrack of our frustrations, this angry, chaotic sound of distrust, anger, and voicelessness now given a megaphone.”

Check out Invisible Oranges’ NEQUIENT feature and Darker Than Death Or Night stream RIGHT HERE.

Darker Than Death Or Night sees release tomorrow, March 11th on vinyl – 250 copies on Black and Neon Green Galaxy, 150 on Orange Crush with Neon Green Splatter, and 100 on Black inside Deep Purple exclusive to the band and Nefarious Industries Subscription Club members – as well as 100 copies on Fluorescent Orange cassette, and through all digital services.

Find digital/physical preorders at the Nefarious Industries landing page where the “Death Bridge” animated video is playing HERE.

NEQUIENT will embark on their two-week US tour in conjunction with the album’s release TONIGHT in Milwaukee. The trek runs out to and up the East Coast and back to the Midwest, ending in Cincinnati on March 27th. Along the way they’ll share the stage with Feral Light, Sarah Longfield, Plague Years, Somnuri, Juan Bond, Fed Ash, Pillars, and many others. See current live dates below and watch for additional updates to post.

NEQUIENT Tour Dates:
3/10/2022 High Dive – Milwaukee, WI w/ Curbsitter, Emissary [info]
3/12/2022 NorthStar Bar & Grill – St. Paul, MN w/ Feral Light, Witchden [info]
3/13/2022 High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI w/ Sarah Longfield, The Central, Bashford [info]
3/18/2022 Black Circle – Indianapolis, IN w/ L.I.B., Chaff, Indomitable [info]
3/19/2022 Meteor Majeure – Murfreesboro, TN w/ Moru, Torsion, Scorched Vatika [info]
3/20/2022 Boggs Social & Supply – Atlanta, GA w/ Plague Years, Somnuri, Hubris Cannon [info]
3/21/2022 The Den – Winston-Salem, NC w/ Plague Years, Somnuri
3/22/2022 Planet Nova Bar and Grill – Fredericksburg, VA w/ Undesiccated, Betty Grey [info]
3/23/2022 Century – Philadelphia, PA
3/24/2022 Gutter Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Juan Bond, Astrometer, Sploot
3/25/2022 Chaos Compound – Rochester, NY w/ Fed Ash, Holy Grinder, Hallucination Realized, Zero Again
3/26/2022 Annabell’s Bar & Lounge – Akron, OH w/ Pillärs, Wallcreeper, Brain Cave [info]
3/27/2022 MOTR Pub – Cincinnati, OH w/ Louise, Tina Fey [info]
3/28/2022 Highlands Taproom – Louisville, KY [info]