New split out on March 27th!
Midwestern black/shoegaze outfit CHROME WAVES and New York City-area’s GRIDFAILURE have aligned their disheartening musical outlooks on a split album now set for late March release.
CHROME WAVES leads the record, delivering nearly thirty minutes of their ominous, blackened rock, with some of their most expansive and emotive material yet. With two original tracks and their rendering of the bleak classic “The Eternal” by Joy Division. Their tracks were recorded and mixed at Disorder Recordings in Indianapolis, Indianapolis, with James Benson providing vocals, Jeff Wilson performing bass, guitars, programming, synth, and vocals, and guest Roman Pinter of Nott providing saxophone.
GRIDFAILURE offers some of the prolific outfit’s most thunderous material to date with its half of the split. Hostile alchemist David Brenner delivers an assault of guitars, bass, keys, effects, drums, programming, and more infused with field recordings, effects, and layers of confrontational vocals. The five originals and a harrowing rendition of the seminal Today Is The Day hymn “Temple Of The Morning Star” were performed, recorded, and mixed by Brenner at The Compound in Valley Cottage, New York.
Both the CHROME WAVES and GRIDFAILURE songs were mastered by Dan Emery at Black Matter Mastering in Nashville, Tennessee (Kool Keith, Benjamin Tod, Krieg). David Brenner designed the cover artwork utilizing photos from Jeff Wilson and himself.
The split serves as a precursor for CHROME WAVES’ impending second LP, which the band is currently heavily engaged in the completion of for release this summer. Details on the new album will emerge in early April following the release of the split album.
GRIDFAILURE will release the second installment in its five-album Sixth Mass-Extinction Skulduggery series through Nefarious Industries this spring, followed by a lathe single for Anti-Corporate Music, collaborative albums with Fyrhtu, Pornohelmut, Feel Happiness, Interstitia, Rack, Megalophobe, and more.