SLIMELORD: Chytridiomycosis Relinquished, The Bizarre Debut Album From English Psychedelic Death/Doom Quintet, Now Streaming In Its Entirety Ahead Of Its Release Friday On 20 Buck Spin

photos by Bradley Lightfoot

Chytridiomycosis Relinquished, the gnarled and unfathomably bizarre debut full-length from England’s most peculiar death metal oddity, SLIMELORD, is now streaming in its monstrous entirety ahead of its release on 20 Buck Spin this Friday.

SLIMELORD has assembled from the subterranean depths a savage yet hallucinatory tale on Chytridiomycosis Relinquished. The quest log intertwines with the more extraordinary elements of geology, ancient myths, world history, environmentalism, and fantasy. A concept as deftly detailed and complexly bizarre as the music itself, SLIMELORD emerges from the shallows with a perplexingly delightful weirdo ripper of supernatural horrors and idiosyncratic dirge.

Following on from several lauded EP releases of swampy death and doom strangeness, on Chytridiomycosis Relinquished, SLIMELORD is at their most blisteringly death metal yet in terms of speed and heaviness. The humongous riffing coupled with their established pedigree for summoning dreamy, zoned-out repetitions and improvised unorthodoxy is built upon layered effects pedals and even field recordings to add an atmosphere of extreme density and eccentric mythos creation, resulting in total immersion within the murk.

Recorded by Adam Rogers (PitLab) at Millwright Studio in Boom, Leeds, Chytridiomycosis Relinquished was re-amped, mixed, and mastered by Damian Herring (Horrendous) at Subterranean Watchtower and completed with cover art by Brad Moore (Tomb Mold, Worm), photography by Bradley Lightfoot, and layouts by Chimere Noire. With Moore’s cinematic and uncanny visual landscapes bringing SLIMELORD’s surreal saga into vivid reality, and additional story layers beyond the lyrics included in the release, Chytridiomycosis Relinquished presents an enormous progression of musical composition and production value.

A fully formed operatic fantasy adventure in all respects, SLIMELORD’s comprehensive musical and aesthetic vision penetrates like a fungus into the substrate upon which it feeds. Fans of Disembowlment, Immolation, Gojira, Morbid Angel, Voidceremony, Tomb Mold, Edge Of Sanity, and Morbus Chron should not ignore SLIMELORD’s Chytridiomycosis Relinquished.

The band seeps of the album, “Below a thousand mud pits and deep within endless hollows, an explorer locates the fabled demon-toad. It writhes out of a tunnel, heavily encumbered by a lunar ailment. By defeating the bacterium within the five-stomachs, the beast will be cured; an accord that with luck, will be paralleled above. But to enter, one must eat a mysterious mushroom with shrinking capabilities. Mutanta consumes the adventurer…”

Venture into SLIMELORD’s Chytridiomycosis Relinquished at YouTube HERE and Bandcamp HERE.

Chytridiomycosis Relinquished will be released on LP, CD, MC, and digital formats this Friday, March 8th. Preorders are live at the 20 Buck Spin webshop HERE and Bandcamp HERE.

SLIMELORD is currently booking live performances in support of Chytridiomycosis Relinquished, having just announced a release show for the album in London March 16th. Killtown Bookings is also in the midst of booking the Oozing From The Netherworld European tour MMXXIV with fellow UK crew Cryptworm, which will run from June 27th through July 14th. Watch for further updates to post over the weeks ahead.

3/16/2024 The Engine Rooms – London, UK *LP release show w/ Vacuous, Mutagenic Host [tickets]

SLIMELORD is here to whisk you away to a nightmare world on their debut full-length Chytridiomycosis Relinquished.” – Metal Injection

“…it has to be said that Chytridiomycosis Relinquished is a plain weird album right down to the title… SLIMELORD just washes you over in gross, queasy cavernous death doom awash in queasy psychedelia. It’s just a real trip, through and through.” – Everything Is Noise

“…the pinnacle of supernatural horror and apocalyptic dirge.” – New Noise Magazine

“Everything about Chytridiomycosis Relinquished is like an acid trip…Perplexing at first glance, it gets better on every listen, as more little intricacies reveal themselves. In a world where bands can no longer sell their sound on simply ‘being brutal’ if they want to stand out, I will always have time for those who bend and stretch the boundaries of what we call death metal.” – Angry Metal Guy

“I’m absolutely floored by this record; it holds nothing back and yet, it is absolutely removed from the majority of modern death metal we’re familiar with today. SLIMELORD are in a league of their own, with potentially the greatest debut in UK death metal in years, a landmark release for 2024, and if this is merely a taster of what’s to come then this is one act that needs to be ardently observed. It’s an Album Of The Year contender. Easily.” – The Razor’s Edge

SLIMELORD hit hard and compose boundlessly to excel at delivering a comprehensive experience, one that is sure to keep listeners hooked from the initial listen.” – Heaviest Of Art

“Beyond suggesting the very high standard applied to every aspect herein I figure the biggest compliment I can give Chytridiomycosis Relinquished is that it has convinced me that this band is not a time killing side project but an truly exciting prospect in the moment, and in future iteration, which continues to warp the mind with each repeated listen. A very high recommendation.” – Mystification Zine

“Chytridiomycosis Relinquished is a bizarre dose of death metal that twists your brain wiring and leaves you bodily and mentally devastated. SLIMELORD is the latest in a crop of bands pushing death metal into stranger corners, making this sub-genre more exciting and unpredictable. This dark, doomy, deranged debut is a blast to experience and is something exciting to revisit regularly as it offers something a little different each time.” – Meat Mead Metal

“…a debut few bands could muster in their entire careers, changing the course of a genre in less than an hour. 9/10” – Distorted Sound Magazine