SLIMELORD: “Tidal Slaughtermarsh” From UK-Based Hallucinogenic Death/Doom Band Now Streaming; Debut LP, Chytridiomycosis Relinquished, Nears March Release On 20 Buck Spin

photos by Bradley Lightfoot

“Tidal Slaughtermarsh,” the gnarled new single from English henchmen SLIMELORD, is now streaming as 20 Buck Spin prepares for the March 8th release of the band’s debut LP, Chytridiomycosis Relinquished.

England’s most peculiar death metal oddity 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 writes with the new single, “In ‘Tidal Slaughtermarsh’ you are immediately pummeled by legions of seismic summoning as you witness the end of the album’s story. The quest has failed, the heroes are gone, and evil has swept across the lands, leaving the revolting Earth to clean up the mess with extreme coastal erosion wasting the topography… This is for sure the most straightforward tune on the record, full of powerful, undisguised riffs. A lurching introductory half prepares you for the extremities within, before fading off with wild plasma ridden solos!”

Let the quagmire of SLIMELORD’s “Tidal Slaughtermarsh” suck you into the abyss via YouTube HERE and Bandcamp HERE.

Chytridiomycosis Relinquished is confirmed for release on LP, CD, MC, and digital formats March 8th. Preorders are live at the 20 Buck Spin webshop HERE and Bandcamp where “The Beckoning Bell” is also streaming 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]