Allentown, Pennsylvania-based ORPHAN DONOR – the project of Secret Cutter drummer Jared Stimpfl – is on the verge of releasing its Unraveled LP through Zegema Beach Records. With the album due to hit next week, No Echo is hosting the exclusive premiere of the album’s latest single, “Death Exploit.”
Unraveled was recorded, mixed, and produced by Stimpfl at his Captured Recording Studios, where he has produced records for the likes of Jesus Piece, Secret Cutter, Ultramantis Black, Tile, and more, mastered by Arthur Rizk (Cavalera Conspiracy, Power Trip, Xibalba), and completed once again with the expectedly bizarre artwork/design of James Ravelle, who has crafted visuals for prior ORPHAN DONOR output. Fans of PG99, As The Sun Sets, Meth., Celeste, Ken Mode, Cursed, and Isis should not miss Unraveled.
With the “Death Exploit” premiere, Stimpfl offers, “The value of being a human has shifted. We have devalued each other as a commodity. We exploit ourselves to get ahead because we have to. We’re constantly exploited by corporate entities and even after we’re gone our loved ones, in their most vulnerable time, have to choose how shiny the box is. Maybe Thanos was right?”
No Echo writes, “In terms of the ORPHAN DONOR sonic palette, everything from skramz/screamo, ’00s metalcore, math metal, and grind are fair game. It’s a jarring sonic attack…”
Stream ORPHAN DONOR’s “Death Exploit” first through No Echo now at THIS LOCATION.
Zegema Beach Records will issue Unraveled digitally and on three different vinyl variants next Friday June 11th. Find digital preorders at Bandcamp where “My Friend, The Hornet” and “You Were Alive” are playing HERE, and watch for vinyl preorders to post at the US label shop HERE and the international label shop HERE.
Influenced by early-2000s screamo and metalcore, grindcore, and math metal, ORPHAN DONOR released its scathing Old Patterns album in the early Spring months of 2020 to critical acclaim, while Stimpfl was already leaning heavily into the creation of new material, which delves even further into the realms of psychosis on the follow-up, Unraveled. If Old Patterns was a mind-bending acid trip, ORPHAN DONOR‘s Unraveled is the subsequent and sobering descent into madness. This album feels like being steadily pressured down a spiral staircase with uneven steps. The discordant album once again sees Jared Stimpfl performing all guitars, bass, drums, and other instrumentation, joined by his ally Chris Pandolfo of Clouds Collide on vocals. With Unraveled, they have concocted a nightmarish seven songs; a tsunami of anger, profusely ringing, anchored by the prodigious eleven-minute closer “Celestial Mourning.”
Stand by for additional audio previews and more as Unraveled nears release.