Nashville, Tennessee hardcore/powerviolence duo THETAN delivers a new single from their impending second full-length, Abysmal, nearing release via Anti-Corporate Music next week. The brutalizing new single, “Put Out To Pasture,” has been premiered through an exclusive at prime hardcore/punk blog No Echo alongside an interview with the band.
THETAN offers of the “Put Out To Pasture” track, “This was actually one of the last songs written for the album, lyrically. I struggled with content over this one for a few months before sitting down and putting pen to paper. The lyrics came all at once after a phone conversation with a close friend that perfectly encapsulated how two people who had once been so close could grow so far apart in such a short time. We live in very polarizing times, and nobody is safe from the fallout of drifting ideals.”
No Echo declares of the Abysmal LP, “THETAN‘s choice of a moniker representing a human soul is distorted through their belligerence and repugnance. The grueling animus captured on tape here is confrontational and malicious. The songs here are brilliant in their brevity. Devastating riffs played with speed on low-tuned bass over spastic drums truly delivers eighteen blazing gems in seventeen minutes.”
Unload THETAN’s “Put Out To Pasture” via No Echo RIGHT HERE.
Abysmal will see release on digital and animated-etched LP on February 1st via Anti-Corporate Music. Find preorders at the label webshop HERE and at Bandcamp where “Singularity” and “Null And Void” are streaming HERE. The vinyl version of the record features animated vinyl etchings done at Black Matter Mastering, fully complimenting the sonic chaos.
With more widespread touring to be posted shortly, THETAN has booked a hometown release show for Abysmal, the gig secured at DRKMTTR in Nashville for February 15th. Watch for additional dates to be announced.
THETAN spawned from the remnants of Nashville hardcore band Sanctions in 2011. Opting to forgo finding a new guitar player, and move forward as a two-piece, they recorded their first EP, Welcome To Whine Country, a mere three months after their first band practice. Since then, the outfit has released an LP titled Laughed At By The Gods, five split releases including splits with Bleed The Pigs, Bible Thumper, and others, as well as several singles, compilation tracks, and more.
Ending a four-year release hiatus in releasing recorded material, THETAN delivers Abysmal, continuing their legacy of creating point-blank, depressive, powerviolent hardcore. The album deploys eighteen pulverizing tracks in just as many minutes, an intense offering which sees the band simultaneously exploring new territory with more nuanced stylings, though never straying from the pulverizing delivery that they have adopted for the past years. fans of Nails, Weekend Nachos, Dead In The Dirt, Hatred Surge, Die Choking, and the like should investigate the blasting ways of Abysmal.
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