BODY VOID have today released their new album, Bury Me Beneath This Rotting Earth, via Prosthetic Records. Bury Me Beneath This Rotting Earth is a bold and ambitious blackened doom opus comprised of four tracks that are both a clarion call for action and the sound of devotion.
Listen to Bury Me Beneath This Rotting Earth via Spotify, Apple Music and Bandcamp.
Speaking on the album’s release, Willow Ryan (Guitar, bass, vocals) comments: “Bury Me Beneath This Rotting Earth feels like it came together really quick, but we’ve been writing, recording, and now sitting on these songs for over two years. The past year has been a grind of uncertainty, especially for those in underground music, but putting this album out now amidst so much turmoil and upheaval feels right. We’re extremely excited to finally get it out into the world and hope the right people find it.”
Recorded in June 2020 whilst the United States of America teemed with discordance and conflict under the heat of a sweltering summer and a tyrannical leader, Bury Me Beneath This Rotting Earth evolved into a document of its surroundings; a product of its environment. At Blackheart Sound in Manchester, New Hampshire the two members of BODY VOID worked with producer Eric Sauter, to process their feelings – both those that had been long festering, and those which were new and raw – into the four tracks that make up their third studio album. An additional layer of electronic filth was applied with the help of solo noise musician, and BODY VOID touring bassist, Entresol.
Lyrically, the album addresses the state of the USA within the context of the ever-decaying earth. Part love-letter, part manifesto, the tracks swing between the specific merciless destruction of climate change, and the complicit mindset that allows devastating harm to run rampant through society. The roiling disgust at the human impact on a cherished planet is juxtaposed with a defiance and devotion to embrace the Earth as it is, flaws and all.
Praise for Bury Me Beneath This Rotting Earth:
“Where once it was cool and sneering to sing of ‘No future’, announcing you were dropping out of the race, Bury Me Beneath This Rotting Earth is the perfect voice for a time when, really, nobody at all has much of a future.” 4/5 – Kerrang!
“Without Willow Ryan’s poetic ruminations this music would be simply soul crushing. Instead, they prompt us to meditate on the many ways in which our soul already has been and continues to be crushed—and what we can do about it.” – Treblezine
“Despite the oppressive atmosphere which BODY VOID conjure up, this album never comes across as something defeatist. The punk energy which fuels the subject matter, lyrics and occasional instrumental parts ensure that the overwhelming feeling one is left with is that of catalyst. It’s a call to arms and a devotional prayer to the land we call home. It’s an essential listen.” 9/10 – Distorted Sound
“Overall, BMBTRE is an encouraging evolution for the band. It’s essentially a more accessible version of what they’ve always done, just distilled into a more reasonable package. So yeah, nothing to see here, just some of the best, absolutely fucking flattening doom out there with even more replayability.” – Heavy Blog Is Heavy
Bury Me Beneath This Rotting Earth tracklist:
2. Forest Fire
4. Pale Man
BODY VOID is:
Willow Ryan – Guitar, bass, vocals
Edward Holgerson – Drums