This Friday, Nefarious Industries will release Deaths, the debut EP from Jersey City, New Jersey/Brooklyn, New York-based trio TWIN GOD. Echoes And Dust has conducted an in-depth interview with the band which now posts with an exclusive stream of Deaths ahead of its release.
The influence of heavy innovators like Big Business, Black Cobra, and Botch infiltrate TWIN GOD‘s sludge metal/noise rock hybrid approach. Torres’ drumming and Charreun’s bass were recorded by Charreun at his home studio, Radon Waves. Elkins’ guitars were tracked with original drummer Mike Tarlazzi at his studio, Chromium Homes. The vocals were self-recorded by Elkins, parallel parked in Brooklyn in his mom’s Honda CRV on a laptop during the height of NYC’s coronavirus shutdown. Elkins mixed the tracks at home, which were then mastered by Colin Marston at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves.
Echoes And Dust writes, “TWIN GOD are a band who combine different elements of noise rock, sludge and math rock to create a dazzling cacophony of heavy and cathartic music to consume and get lost in.”
Check out the TWIN GOD’s Deaths EP stream and interview at Echoes And Dust RIGHT HERE.
TWIN GOD, conceived in 2016 as Bryan Elkins’s heavy new beginning, took a turn from the elaborate riff-stacking of his previous metal band In Musth to a sharper focus on concise songwriting, eventually taking shape with the same musicians he had collaborated with for most of his adult life. Ed Charreun plays bass and Felipe Torres handles the drums. Noise rock, math rock, and sludge metal are woven into a backdrop for mania, words screamed hellishly raw through sickening anthems of self-scrutiny, archetypal dissection, and endless bile for the cruel. The band is good live. Maybe live shows will be a thing again someday.
With their debut EP, Deaths, the band’s storytelling reaches in opposing extremes to pointed effect regarding, you guessed it, two deaths. Musically, both tracks evoke chasms and dread like a feeling of falling, but for very different reasons. In the untethered rage of “Animate,” the artist’s wishful thinking calls on an unnamed woman to murder her (real life) serial predator husband, whereas in “You And I,” a man confronts a foundational loss – the death of his twin – and a resulting lifetime of guilt.