BrooklynVegan is currently hosting an exclusive public stream of Fatalismo, the ripping third album from Baton Rouge, Louisiana noise rock/sludge metal trio, WOORMS. The record is set to see release through SuperNova Records this Friday the 13th.
Fatalismo was produced, engineered, and mastered by Today Is The Day/SuperNova Records’ Steve Austin – who also provides additional vocals on “This Is Nothing Short Of Character Assassination” – at Austin Enterprise, with additional recording by WOORMS’ Joey Carbo at The Hospital in Baton Rouge. The album was completed with surrealistic artwork by Januz Miralles and design/layout by Joshua Wilkinson.
With Fatalismo about to see release, Carbo states, “This new album has a lot to offer that the others did not, musical territory that we haven’t explored before. It’s a groovier record; oh, it hits the ground hauling ass, but there’s a lot of groove there. I also think we were a tiny bit more restrained with our usual strangeness. We just wanted to make a different kind of record than the others and we definitely did that.”
BrooklynVegan writes about the album, “Louisiana noise rock/sludge metal trio WOORMS are releasing their third album, Fatalismo, this Friday via Today Is The Day leader Steve Austin’s SuperNova Records. Steve Austin also produced it and sings guest vocals on ‘This Is Nothing Short Of Character Assassination,’ and you can hear TITD’s influence on WOORMS‘ raw, sludgy sound, as well as that of bands like the Melvins, Unsane, Kyuss, and others of that ilk.”
Stream WOORMS’ writhing Fatalismo in its entirety early only at BrooklynVegan RIGHT HERE.
Fatalismo will see digital release through SuperNova Records this Friday, May 13th, with cassette and vinyl versions to follow. Find digital preorders at Bandcamp HERE and vinyl preorders at the label webshop HERE. Also watch the “Quiet As Isaac” video HERE.
Watch for additional videos and more from the album to be released over the weeks ahead.
WOORMS will headline this year’s Movies & Music On The Lawn series in Baton Rouge, a Summer film series that pairs silent films with not-so-silent Louisiana bands who perform original scores for the films live. WOORMS’ installment is confirmed for Saturday, September 17th where the band will perform the score to the classic 1922 silent horror film, Nosferatu, in celebration of the iconic film’s 100th anniversary. Find more info on the series HERE.
The band is currently booking regional live dates for the months ahead with more extensive touring being lined up for the Fall.
6/17/2022 Mid City Ballroom – Baton Rouge, LA w/ Fauns
6/18/2022 Faust – San Antonio, TX w/ The Grasshopper Lies Heavy
9/17/2022 Movies & Music On The Lawn @ Baton Rouge Gallery – Baton Rouge, LA *performing Nosferatu [info]
WOORMS’ anthems thunder with elements of dirge, grit, groove, and bellowing amplification foundationally attributed to masters of the realms of noise rock, sludge, and psychedelic metal scenes, citing evident influence from the works of the Melvins, -16-, Unsane, Today Is The Day, Buzzov*en, Boris, and the like. Since their 2017 formation, the band has developed a solid fanbase, both through performing live and through a constantly growing discography, releasing material through the likes of Sludgelord Records, Forbidden Place Records, and their own Hospital Records, including two LPs, an array of singles, demos, and EPs, and split releases with A Hanging, Radiant Knife, and just recently with The Grasshopper Lies Heavy.
In March of 2020, WOORMS drove 1500 miles to open for Today is The Day in Ohio where frontman Steve Austin joined them on stage for a song. This connection led WOORMS to Austin’s compound in remote northern Maine in the Fall of 2020 to record what would be their third LP, Fatalismo.