CLOUD RAT releases ‘Pollinator’ and bonus EP ‘Do Not Let Me Off The Cliff’

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CLOUD RAT have today released their new album, Pollinator, as well as its companion EP, Do Not Let Me Off The Cliff. This weekend, the band perform at the prestigious Basilica Soundscape festival in upstate New York. Order the album HERE.

Over the past ten years, Cloud Rat has established itself as one of the most compelling bands in the underground – releasing four full-length albums, eleven EPs and splits, a live album, and various other comps, the prolific Michigan trio has made a name for itself via sheer emotion and musical freedom. Emerging from the space where hardcore punk spirals into grindcore, Cloud Rat incorporates musical influences from across the map – black metal, death metal, noise, folk, and beyond – all while retaining its realness and urgency.

Brooks states, “Pollinator is our most complete and accomplished work yet. It is the quintessence of everything we’ve tried to say and do before, and it’s kind of fitting that we are coming up on a decade of being a band together.”

As a companion piece to PollinatorCLOUD RAT has devoted an entire EP to its more experimental leanings: Artoffact will release Do Not Let Me Off the Cliff as the second disc in a 2-CD digipak version of Pollinator.

Pollinator tracklist:
1) Losing Weight
2) Delayed Grief // Farmhouse Red
3) Seven Heads
4) Night Song
5) Wonder
6) The Mad
7) Al Di La
8) Last Leaf
9) Zula
10) Biome
11) Webspinner
12) Luminescent Cellar
13) Marionettes
14) Perla

Do Not Let Me Off the Cliff tracklist:
1) Thrust
2) Keep Flies
3) Share
4) 623
5) The Portal of God Is Nonexistence
6) Pity Sex
7) Dropping from Trees

Lineup:
Madison Marshall – vocals
Rorik Brooks – guitar, keyboards, samples
Brandon Hill – drums

Discography:
• Cloud Rat – 2010, IFB Records, Otherwise Dead Records, Midwestern Decline Records
• Split w/ Xtra Vomit – 2010, Life Like Records / 2011, IFB Records
• Split w/ The Oily Menace & Wolbachia – 2011, IFB Records, Blackhouse Records
• Split w/ Autarkeia – 2011, IFB Records
• Fever Dreams – 2011, Grindcore Karaoke
• Split w/ Republic of Dreams – 2012, IFB Records, React With Protest Records, Moment of Collapse Records, 50 Year Storm Records
• Monomaniac – 2012, Blastbeat Mailmurder Productions
• Moksha – 2013 – Halo of Flies Records, IFB Records, React With Protest Records, 7 Degrees Records
• Split w/ Orgullo Primitivo – 2014, IFB Records  
• Blind River – 2014, self-released
• Qliphoth – 2015, Halo of Flies Records, IFB Records, React With Protest Records, Moment of Collapse Records, 7 Degrees Records
• Split w/ Drugs of Faith – 2015, Selfmadegod Records
• Discography 2010-2015 – 2016, Dead Tank Records, Moment of Collapse Records, Absolute Contempt Records, Here and Now! Records
• Split w/ Crevasse – 2017, Halo of Flies Records, Contraszt! Records
• Split w/ Moloch – 2017, Halo of Flies Records, Feast of Tentacles Records
• Split w/ Disrotted – 2017, Halo of Flies Records, Dry Cough Records
• Blightseed w/ The World Is A Vampire – 2018, IFB Records, Feast of Tentacles Records
• Split w/ Test – 2018, Moment of Collapse Records, Dead Tank Records, Laja Records, 255 Records
• Clipped Beaks / Silk Panic MMXVII – 2018, Dead Tank Records, Moment of Collapse Records
• Pollinator – 2019, Artoffact Records

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