Bands mixing subgenres in underground metal often do so with mixed and inconsistent results. Not so with Chicago’s IMMORTAL BIRD who wield their eclectic savagery with meticulous cohesion and sharpened ferocity. Returning with Thrive On Neglect, the band’s second LP, and first for 20 Buck Spin, IMMORTAL BIRD takes the perilous road of musical diversity and command it with a bloodthirsty rage.
With a multi-layered sound running the gamut from pummeling grind and death metal to dissonant blackened metal, angular noise, and complex hardcore, IMMORTAL BIRD defy simple categorization. The band’s compositions fuse into strikingly savage songs, vast in their scope and more than the sum of their disparate parts, merging the progressive and destructive into a maelstrom of raging fire. Rae Amitay’s seething vocal exorcisms and targeted lyrical aggression provide the connective tissue holding the stylized violence together.
Aided and abetted by the incomparable Dave Otero (Archspire, Cattle Decapitation, Khemmis) Thrive On Neglect features a punishingly heavy production ideally suited for IMMORTAL BIRD‘s tumultuous arrangements and orchestrated chaos. Nearly four years in the making, Thrive On Neglect is a blistering statement of intent from a band ascending into full bloom. Fans of Pig Destroyer, Krallice, Converge, Full Of Hell, Noisem, Cretin, Cannibal Corpse, and Cult Leader, pay heed.
In advance of Thrive On Neglect‘s July 5th release, the band is currently streaming first single,”Anger Breeds Contempt,” via Youtube HERE or SpotifyHERE.
IMMORTAL BIRD’s Thrive On Neglect will see release on CD, LP, and digital formats. For digital preorders visit the 20 Buck Spin Bandcamp at THIS LOCATION. Physical preorders will be available in the coming weeks.
Thrive On Neglect Track Listing:
1. Anger Breeds Contempt
2. House Of Anhedonia
3. Vestigial Warnings
5. Solace In Dead Structures
6. Quisquilian Company
7. Stumbling Toward Catharsis
IMMORTAL BIRD will take to the streets on near-two-week US tour next month that includes an appearance at Northwest Terror Fest as well as performances with Gadget and Cloud Rat on select shows. See all confirmed dates below.
5/18/2019 The Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL w/ Indian, Bloodiest
5/24/2019 Syntax – Denver, CO w/ Gadget, Cloud Rat
5/25/2019 Triple Nickel – Colorado Springs, CO w/ Gadget, Cloud Rat
5/27/2019 Yucca Tap Room -Tempe, AZ w/ Gadget, Cloud Rat
5/28/2019 Catch One – Los Angeles, CA
5/29/2019 Blue Lamp – Sacramento, CA
5/30/2019 Elbo Room JL – Oakland, CA w/ Gadget, Cloud Rat
5/31/2019 Old Nick’s – Eugene, OR
6/01/2019 Northwest Terror Fest – Seattle, WA
6/02/2019 High Water Mark – Portland, OR
6/04/2019 Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
6/06/2019 Fubar – St. Louis, MO