New album "Pitchfork Justice" out on May 1st!
Australian metal combo Shatter Brain are proud to announce that they have signed with Wormholedeath for the release of their album Pitchfork Justice. Pitchfork Justice will be out on 1 May 2020 via Wormholedeath/Aural Music Group worldwide.
Pitchfork Justice was recorded and mixed by Jimmy Balderston at Ghostnote Recording Studios (Scott Kelly, Sumeru, Space Bong) in Adelaide, and mastered by Dav Byrne at Iridium Audio (Witchskull, YLVA, Space Bong). All artwork and layouts were done by Adelaide local Steve Lehmann. Pitchfork Justice contains nine cohesive songs that are a unique blend of sludge metal, old-school thrash, and hardcore, with modern and diverse vocals. The production is lively and bombastic, as well as punchy and aggressive, and the lyrics make a strong statement about the current state of the world, particularly around social media and PC culture.
Shatter Brain state: "We are very excited to announce that we have partnered up with WormHoleDeath/Aural Music for the worldwide release of our debut album Pitchfork Justice on 1 May 2020! We’re stoked to be joining a diverse roster full of high-quality bands, including fellow Australians SUMERU and One Step Beyond. We have a lot of cool stuff to release and announce over the coming months, so watch this space!"
Shatter Brain are an Adelaide based metal band comprised of members of some of South Australia’s most successful heavy bands. The band launched in January 2018, releasing a four-song demo that was recorded and mixed by guitarist Jack Hartley and mastered by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust, Power Trip, Cavalera Conspiracy). The release was supported by an Australian & New Zealand Tour between Feb and April. This tour culminated with a debut home town show in front of over 650 punters at the annual Heavy SA Festival. The band then commenced the Rip the Stitch Asia Tour in June/July with shows in Taiwan, including a headlining performance at Wake Up Fest in Chiayi, Thailand and Malaysia as main support for Brazilian crossover-thrash legends R.D.P. (Ratos de Porão). Upon returning to Australia, Shatter Brain released a split vinyl EP (aptly titled The Twelve Inch Split) with Melbourne band Blunt Shovel in early August and embarked on another tour with King Parrot and Blunt Shovel. Shatter Brain began 2019 with a tour of Japan and returned to Australia to open for Max and Iggor Cavalera’s (Sepultura) Return to Beneath the Arise tour, during which Tom joined Max on stage to sing a rendition of AC/DCs Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap. The band rounded out the year by supporting New Orleans sludge legends Eyehategod (USA) in November. With their debut album on the way, 2020 is shaping up to be the biggest year yet for Shatter Brain!