STOMACH: Decibel Magazine Premieres “Double Lung Transplant” By Chicago Sludge/Powerviolence Duo With Weekend Nachos, Sick/Tired Members; Parasite LP To Drop In October Via Hibernation Release

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“…anything titled ‘Double Lung Transplant’ should be gnarly AF. This accomplishes that in spades.” – Decibel Magazine

Decibel Magazine is hosting the premiere of “Double Lung Transplant,” the latest single from Chicago-based sludge/powerviolence duo STOMACH. The track is the newest preview of the band’s debut LP, Parasite, set to be unleashed on Hibernation Release in October.

STOMACH began in early 2020 during one of the most critical, uneasy, and isolated times for the world as we know it. Drummer/vocalist John Hoffman started the project as an attempt to focus on a darker and more abstract version of the hatred that once infiltrated former projects Weekend Nachos and Ledge. What started as a loose vision of pure Earth and Grief worship quickly mutated into a more unique canvas of misanthropy and despair, combining the sounds of sludge, noise and powerviolence, with zero limits in sight. Later, guitarist Adam Tomlinson of Sick/Tired and Sea Of Shit fame joined the lineup; a fateful reunion of minds from his early days of drumming in the very first Weekend Nachos lineup.

Following two self-released underground demo tapes, and playing the occasional gig, STOMACH continues to spread their brand of misery across a dejected world with their debut full-length, Parasite, spewing forth eight searing tracks of filth-ridden sludge and gut-churning doom combined with spiteful and introspective lyrical concepts. Parasite was recorded at The Pit II, Geneva, Illinois in the Fall of 2022, and was mixed and mastered by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studios. With Parasite, STOMACH has created an aggressively gripping aural experience fitting for these bleak times. The LP’s pained, dredging anguish is a must-hear for those who worship at the altar of Grief, Corrupted, Primitive Man, Indian, Toadliquor, and other slow-motion auditory misery.

Hoffman reveals with the “Double Lung Transplant” single, “I’ve never strayed away from fast parts…no matter what style I was playing. My favorite sludge bands existed during a time when a lot of those bands were playing with powerviolence bands all the time. Spazz, Grief, Crossed Out, Noothgrush, to name just a few…It’s sort of all the same vibe to me, just raw brutality, not out to impress anybody and definitely not polished like a lot of death metal and even some grindcore tends to be. Thrash parts aren’t really a major focus in STOMACH but you’ll still always see them included in songs, like this one for example.”

Decibel writes, “The latest track from Chicago duo STOMACH is like the tale of two bands (and songs). Lest you should turn off ‘Double Lung Transplant’ after the first 10 seconds of powerviolence mayhem, you’d miss the ensuing repetitious sludge and misery of the following 3:30… And I kind of feel like anything titled ‘Double Lung Transplant’ should be gnarly AF. This accomplishes that in spades.”

Check out STOMACH’s gnarled “Double Lung Transplant” first at Decibel Magazine RIGHT HERE.

Parasite will be available on October 20th digitally and vinyl via Hibernation Release, with 100 pressed on Clear wax as a label exclusive as well as 200 copies on Black. Find preorders at the label webshop HERE and Bandcamp where “Ocular Migraine” and “Midnight In Pain” are streaming HERE.

STOMACH will play a hometown show with Crowbar, Primitive Man, and Bodybox this Thursday, September 28th, with more live excursions to be announced shortly.

9/28/2023 Reggies – Chicago, IL w/ Crowbar, Primitive Man, Bodybox