Central US post-black metal outfit CHROME WAVES will release their second album, Where We Live, through Disorder Recordings next week. With the LP’s release closing in, Treble presents its latest single, “Spoonfed.”
An album full of dynamic aggression and brooding melody, CHROME WAVES’ Where We Live offers six new songs which delve further into post-black metal and post-rock territory. The lineup for the album sees new drummer Dustin Boltjes (Demiricous, Wretch, ex-Skeletonwitch) joining James Benson (Amiensus), and Jeff Wilson (Deeper Graves, ex-Nachtmystium, ex-Wolvhammer). The drums were recorded by Daniel Farnsworth at Gravity Studio in Chicago (Smashing Pumpkins, Veruca Salt, Josh Homme), and the rest of the album was engineered, mixed, and mastered by Jeff Wilson at Disorder Recordings. The album features guest contributions of cello from Christopher Brown (Kakophonix) and vocals from Kim Dylla (ex-GWAR) and is completed with art and layout by Brian Sheehan/Legerdemain.
As the new Where We Live single “Spoonfed” is issued, James Benson offers, “’Spoonfed’ was written from the perspective of my ‘real job.’ For the past seven years I’ve been working as a drug and alcohol counselor; specifically, working with opiate addiction for the past six years. It’s a terrible epidemic affecting not only the United States but hitting the Midwest especially hard over the last decade. I’d like to dedicate this song to those who are suffering from addiction, especially to opioids.
Treble writes with the song’s premiere, “It’s a gloomy, atmospheric track with strings and goth-rock guitars, building up into a heavier goth-metal dirge. It’s melancholy and atmospheric, just in time for Fall.”
Stream CHROME WAVES’ “Spoonfed” early only at Treble RIGHT HERE.
Where We Live on limited CD and pink 12” vinyl runs and all digital platforms through Wilson’s own Disorder Recordings next Friday, September 25th.
CHROME WAVES will also unveil their own brand of mead on the day of the album’s release. Distilled by Brimming Horn Meadery as part of their Mead And Metal series, Corpse Provider – based on the Corpse Reviver cocktail – is aged in gin barrels for three months, and will be available at the Brimming Horn tap house and shipping next Friday. Find out more HERE.
CHROME WAVES is also excited to announce their first live show in many months, having been confirmed to perform outdoors next Saturday at the Tragic Static Art & Music Open Air. A portion of every ticket to the all-ages all-day event will be donated to the Equal Justice Initiative. See more HERE.
Watch for new videos, updates on CHROME WAVES’ upcoming custom reverb pedal, and more to post over the weeks ahead.
CHROME WAVES was reactivated in 2018 when guitarist Jeff Wilson took the lead and reformulated the band’s sound, and began constructing the band’s first material since their 2012-released eponymous debut EP. Since its reformation, the act has been incredibly proactive, releasing their debut LP, A Grief Observed, just months after getting back together.
Less than eight months later, the band issued The Cold Light Of Despair, collecting several new songs as well as covers of Nirvana, Slowdive, and Nick Cave songs. Five months after that, CHROME WAVES released a split album with Gridfailure, including a Joy Division cover, while they were immersed in the recording of what would become their second LP, the newly completed Where We Live. It was during this time that the band tragically lost their friend and bandmate, drummer Bob Fouts (The Gates Of Slumber, Nachtmystium). Once again restructured and revitalized, the CHROME WAVES crew now delivers their most stunning work yet with Where We Live.