LANGUISH has today shared a new track, titled “Parasite,” and an accompanying visualizer via MetalSucks. The single is the third song to be taken from the Tucson, Arizona-based deathgrind act’s upcoming full-length, Feeding The Flames Of Annihilation, set for release via Prosthetic Records on October 7th. “Parasite” is yet another pulverizing blast of death metal and grind that sets its sights on abusive power structures and capitalist ills.
LANGUISH is a band that has relied on speed to deliver their message in the most caustic and devastating way possible, but conversely, they’ve taken their time to reach the point they’re now at, on the precipice of releasing their third studio album, Feeding The Flames Of Annihilation. World events forced a creative go-slow which granted them time to “hyperfocus” on crafting a sonically pernicious eleven-track ode to human beings accelerating their own demise.
Notes the band of their latest single, “‘Parasite’ is about the blood suckers of our society. Those who take everything we have, who prey on the weak, and profit from misery and suffering. They capitalize on disease and hopelessness and exploit the basic human desire to live fulfilling lives in peace and happiness. We hope one day they pay for their crimes but in the meantime, here is a sick metal song about them dying painfully.”
Adds MetalSucks, “Thanks to an unrelenting sound that grabs you by the throat, ‘Parasite’ is one hell of a track that the band says takes aim directly at society’s greediest individuals.”
Stream LANGUISH’s “Parasite” at MetalSucks HERE.
Feeding The Flames Of Annihilation was self-produced at Homewrecker Studios in Tucson with bassist Ryan Bram engineering and mixing, before the album was handed to Brad Boatright at Audiosiege for mastering, the record completed with cover art by Matthew Mutterperl.
Prosthetic Records will release Feeding The Flames Of Annihilation on CD, limited LP — 700 on Black Ice vinyl (retail only) and 300 on Bloodshot vinyl (mailorder and Bandcamp only), and all digital providers. Find preorder options HERE.
Despite Feeding The Flames Of Annihilation being swathed in nihilism, the occasional glimmer of optimism pushes through in the form of class solidarity and hopeful resistance. But for the majority of the twenty-five-minute runtime, malevolence and misanthropy reigns, articulated more clearly than ever before by vocalist Sean Mears. Although grindcore continues to make up a good deal of the LANGUISH calling card, a considered leaning towards death metal allows room to enunciate their distaste with more clarity, both literally and metaphorically. The world-weariness felt by its authors is colored with rage, disappointment, and a cycle of hitting rock bottom over and over. Inspired by the socialist anthems of Woody Guthrie, LANGUISH takes swipes at landlords, megacorps, and billionaires, with few escaping their scathing sulfur.
The prolonged writing period enabled the vitriol to permeate the bones of each track as they took shape. Old-school influences from the likes of Morbid Angel and Immolation seeped in to inspire additional flourishes as the songs were fleshed out before they were taken to the studio. An expanded drumming palette allowed Zack Hansen to up his technical ability, tying into the sound of a band that has found confidence in taking their time, evolving along the way. Guitarist, Matthew Mutterperl delivers skin-shredding death metal riffs in abundance, as well as creating the visual accompaniment for Feeding The Flames Of Annihilation. A four-year absence hasn’t mellowed LANGUISH any; this new album cranks up the intensity, obliterates expectations, and provides the perfect soundtrack to accompany watching the world around us seemingly implode.
Sean Mears – vocals
Zack Hansen – drums/noise
Ryan Bram – bass
Matthew Mutterperl – guitars