Revolver Magazine is hosting the premiere of “For Misery,” the latest single from Chicago-based outfit CONTRITION, featuring guest vocals from Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder. Uniting current/former members of Nachtmystium, Wolvhammer, Usurper, Cobalt, Yakuza, Novembers Doom, Chrome Waves, Bones, and more, the band is preparing to release its debut album, Broken Mortal Coil, through Disorder Recordings in late October.
CONTRITION picks up where prior collective Doomsday left off, rebuilding the lineup with a new moniker and immense intensity. The band sees Jerome Marshall (Cobalt, Yakuza) on vocals, Garry Naples (Novembers Doom, Without Waves) on drums, Jeff Wilson (Chrome Waves, Deeper Graves, ex-Wolvhammer) on guitars and synth, and Jon Woodring (Bones, ex-Usurper) on bass. The group’s Broken Mortal Coil debut is a gnarled, gritty affair, recorded during the 2020 lockdowns. The album delivers a deluge of stomping, groove-forged, low-end savagery, with the influence of early 1990s death metal, thick modern tones, and a hostile, streetwise vibe.
Broken Mortal Coil was engineered, mixed, and mastered by Jeff Wilson at Disorder Recordings, and completed with cover art by Ethan McCarthy (Primitive Man) and design by Wilson. Further expanding the record’s attack, CONTRITION invited several guests to contribute to the record, with additional vocals on “For Misery” by Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder), additional guitars on “Diluted” by Leon del Muerte (Impaled, ex-Exhumed), additional synth and vocals on “Desolation Star” by David Brenner (Gridfailure), and additional guitars on “Nihilistic Right” by Corey Parks (Graveripper). The album closes with a twisted rendition of Nirvana’s “Tourette’s.”
With the premiere of “For Misery,” founder Jeff Wilson reveals, “After spending most of the last couple years focusing on the more melodic side of things, the lockdown felt like the perfect time to work on something a little heavier. With the dissolution of Doomsday and Wolvhammer, I had a ton of riffs to work from and it seemed logical to take that direction and turn up the filth tenfold. Jon, Garry, and Jerome were obvious choices to approach about coming onboard for this album and they defied my expectations in bringing these rough ideas to life. Having Trevor guest on this particular track was the proverbial icing on the cake.”
Revolver writes in part, “this quartet of veteran players have the experience to craft truly superior metal, and they do it with all of the pummeling force of spry newcomers… Like any great death metal song, ‘For Misery’ doesn’t take long to get going, beginning with a buzzsaw guitar lick and a mighty roar from frontman Jerome Marshall, whose ragged vocals have a sludgy girth to them that really gives this band its power… It’s a total ripper.”
Stream CONTRITION’s “For Misery,” featuring The Black Dahlia Murder’s Trevor Strnad, first at Revolver Magazine RIGHT HERE.
Broken Mortal Coil will see release through Disorder Recordings October 29th, on 12” vinyl, digipak CD, and all digital platforms. Find preorders RIGHT HERE.
Watch for additional audio previews, videos, and more to post over the weeks ahead.