“Weed Incubator” is the new single from Italian death metal act SLUDGE KEEPER, now playing exclusively at No Clean Singing. The song precedes the new project’s debut album, Slough Of Despair, nearing July release on Selfmadegod Records.
SLUDGE KEEPER is a death metal studio project created by Andrea Tocchetto (Inverted Matter) in Northeastern Italy in 2020. On Slough Of Despair, the project features high-level guest musicians Kevin Paradis (Benighted, Mithridatic) on drums, and Marco Mastrobuono on bass.
Finding inspiration from the narrative universe of doom, SLUDGE KEEPER proposes a direct style of death metal in the vein of Hate Eternal, Morbid Angel, Internecine, and Vitriol, with some atmospheric and mid-tempo openings without neglecting outbursts and peaks of sulfurous violence.
Slough Of Despair was recorded between 2020 and 2022, with all music and lyrics written and produced by Andrea Tocchetto. Tocchetto played and recorded all rhythm guitars, and performed all vocals which were recorded at Badrum Studio by Jason Nealy and Marco Dussin, both of Inverted Matter and Bleeding Eyes. The bass was recorded by Marco Mastrobuono at Kick Studio, the drums were recorded by Kevin Paradis at Nostromo Studio, and the record features guest solos on “Summon Of The Deeper Muds,” “Weed Incubator,” and “Artifact” by Nealy. The final tracks were mixed and mastered at Skunk Works Studio by Tocchetto, and the album is completed with artwork by Mark Erskine.
Tocchetto offers with the “Weed Incubator” premiere, “This is one of the first songs written. The central solo features Jason Nealy as a guest and talks about alien methods for growing weed on Mars.”
No Clean Singing writes in part, “‘Weed Incubator’ discharges torrents of obliterating hyperspeed drumwork, maniacal bass escapades with a gravel-chewing tone, and riffing that blares in hideous glory, cuts like whirring circle saws, and quivers in deranged frenzies. It has the intensity of a blast furnace, and its unchained barbarism is enhanced by the bestial hostility of Tocchetto‘s belly-deep growls and ravenous howls.”
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