San Antonio, Texas-based post-hardcore trio THE GRASSHOPPER LIES HEAVY today debuts their new video for “Bullet Curtain.” Now playing at The Sleeping Shaman, the track comes off the band’s critically-lauded A Cult That Worships A God Of Death full-length, out now via Learning Curve Records!
Recorded during the 2020 lockdown, A Cult That Worships A God Of Death captures the chaos and tribulations of a year gone bad, weaving post-hardcore, noise rock, and metal, mixed with a heroic dose of dark post-rock into a distinctly singular sonic tapestry.
Offers guitarist/vocalist James Woodard of “Bullet Curtain,” “This is a song that we had been kicking around for a while, but never recorded it. It has gone through several iterations before we landed on this version. It’s an instrumental, more post-rock-tinged track, but still really emotive and gets heavy as hell when appropriate. Since there are no lyrics, I decided to write a poem/diatribe to go along with it, included in the video, baked into old-school closed captioning for the duration of the song. The video itself was all filmed around my house during lockdown, and tries to express the isolation we’ve all felt through the Year Of Shit.”
View THE GRASSHOPPER LIES HEAVY’s “Bullet Curtain” video at The Sleeping Shaman at THIS LOCATION.
A Cult That Worships A God Of Death was tracked at Woodard’s house with long-time friend and Ecsttatic Studio owner Ali Jaafar (Another Heaven) handling mixing and production, and mastering by James Plotkin (SunnO))), Thou, Electric Wizard). The result is the heaviest, most focused work THE GRASSHOPPER LIES HEAVY has ever released.
A Cult That Worships A God Of Death is out on vinyl and digital formats at THIS LOCATION.
THE GRASSHOPPER LIES HEAVY will play No Coast Festival this October featuring Helmet, Yautja, Kowloon Walled City, and more, with additional live dates to be announced in the coming weeks.
THE GRASSHOPPER LIES HEAVY Live:
10/02/2021 No Coast Festival – Denton, TX w/ Helmet, Yautja, Kowloon Walled City
“Compromise isn’t exactly high on the agenda for the San Antonio-based trio, which for sixteen years has energized adventurous listeners and confounded the other kind with a brutally loud wall-of-sound approach that defies easy categorization… Extreme metal? Post-hardcore? Experimental? Noise rock? Hard to say. And GRASSHOPPER fans will tell you that’s key to the band’s appeal.” – San Antonio Current
“…the album finds THE GRASSHOPPER LIES HEAVY exploring a sonic landscape that includes elements of post-hardcore, metal, and noise rock – among other like-minded styles.” – No Echo
“…this is weighty, mature stuff, with real bite and ferocity… imagine the riff-heavy swagger of Every Time I Die meets the sludgy onslaught of a band like ISIS… an impressive record that’s well worth your time.” – Distorted Sound
“TGLH also exists in an alternate universe. They explore what may have happened if Breather Resist had not broken up in 2006 to form Young Widows and had instead simply kept releasing Jesus Lizard-infused hardcore.” – A Certain Taste
“If you are into nasty, ugly, sludgy heaviness, do yourself a favor and check out this monster today…” – Super Corrupter
“Sonically, the band has created a mood maker that elicits feelings of positive dread and crushing momentum. TGLH have heightened their song writing prowess, with tight, rockin’, riff-laden tracks sprinkled with melodic tangents.” – Tinnitist Album Of The Week
“At times this reminds me of the Cave-In of yore, at others it feels more noise rock inspired, but it’s always something you don’t see coming. I love an album that keeps me on my toes and A Cult That Worships A God Of Death delivers just that.” – Nine Circles
“On one hand, A Cult…, is the soundtrack to utter chaos – unbridled riffing, coarse shouts and distortion – but its two-faced presentation also finds footing in more elaborate and meditated compositions.” – Heavy Music HQ