Metal Injection is hosting an exclusive premiere of the new video from Baton Rouge sludge/noise rock crew WOORMS. The visual accompaniment was created for “Seizure Salad,” the opening song to the band’s new LP, Fatalismo, out now on SuperNova Records.
WOORMS’ 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 the band’s Joey Carbo at The Hospital in Baton Rouge. The album was completed with surrealistic artwork by Januz Miralles and design/layout by Joshua Wilkinson.
WOORMS’ Joey Carbo writes, “The mouth of God opens, closes, an endless wheel of flame. A wheel inside a wheel inside a wheel and each of us broken on its rack. Every sigh of relief, every scream of pain or tear of joy, all birth and death alike, an endless wheel and there is no escape, there is no nirvana, there is only the wheel. We are, always were, and ever will be The Hungry Ghosts, the Preta who can never be slaked. The milk of human kindness is a sword, and we walk its edge endlessly, in the shadow of Ahriman.
The “Seizure Salad” video was filmed in two stages, with the first part captured in the studio while the album was being recorded, yet a few minutes in, a psychedelic transition occurs. Carbo reveals, “The first part of the video was initially shot at the Austin Compound in north Maine by Ensar Oytun Morgül and edited by Meriç Savas in Istanbul. I filmed some additional footage in Baton Rouge and sent it to David Brenner (Gridfailure) who filmed additional footage in New York and completed it with hallucinogenic treatments.”
Metal Injection writes, “The video is split into two parts – one filmed in the studio while recording the album with Austin, and one longer section with a more psychedelic twist. The end result is riffs on riffs with a healthy dose of weirdness thrown in.”
Watch WOORMS’ psychedelic “Seizure Salad” video first through Metal Injection now at THIS LOCATION.
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.
Watch for Fall tour dates and more to post over the weeks ahead.
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. Since their 2017 formation, the band has developed a diehard fanbase through performing live and their records, released through 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 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.