“BODYSNATCHER are clearly gifted with the power of the pummeling riff and hard-hitting, hardcore-infused lyrical prowess.” — Decibel Magazine
April 15th, 2022 – Florida deathcore outfit BODYSNATCHER will drop their punishing new full-length, Bleed-Abide, April 22nd through MNRK Heavy. In advance of the record’s official release, today the band unleashes a raucous new video for “Behind The Crowd,” now playing at Decibel Magazine.
Callously grim, ferocious, and threatening, crackling beneath the weight of its own fury and power, BODYSNATCHER’s Bleed-Abide puts the “core” back in deathcore. An epic demonstration of aggression and brawn, the Melbourne quartet’s third album is a sound born from the burden of struggle and an unwavering commitment to continued survival against all obstacles. Unquestionably their darkest offering to date, Bleed-Abide burns with an intensity derived from a further focus on sonic pummeling and truth-telling narratives.
Elaborates guitarist Kyle Carter on their latest single, “‘Behind The Crowd’ stirs up some serious emotion in me any time I listen to it, or read it because it’s so full of self-doubt. There’s a line in the song – ‘abide by nothing but my own lies’ – that to me was kind of a standout line because I consciously know and realize that I’m not alone and I’m loved by my friends and family, but it doesn’t stop those feelings at the moment. This song describes how I feel most of the time in any social gathering, or even in personal relationships with people. It’s a work in progress and writing this song was a definite step in the right direction for me.”
Adds Decibel, “BODYSNATCHER are clearly gifted with the power of the pummeling riff and hard-hitting, hardcore-infused lyrical prowess.”
Watch BODYSNATCHER’s unapologetically brutal “Behind The Crowd” video courtesy of Decibel Magazine at THIS LOCATION.
Watch BODYSNATCHER’s previously released videos for “Wired For Destruction” HERE, “Absolved Of The Strings And Stone” HERE, and “E.D.A.” HERE.
Bleed-Abide was recorded by the band’s Chris Whited at 1776 Recordings with drums engineered by Neil Westfall and Bud Phillips at The Unicorn Room, and guitars reamped by Phil Pluskota at Sonic Assault Studio. The record comes cloaked in the cover art of Adam Burke.
Bleed-Abide will be available on CD, LP, cassette, and digital formats. Find preorder options at THIS LOCATION.
Coinciding with the release of Bleed-Abide, BODYSNATCHER will join Dying Fetus for a month-long Spring tour. The journey runs from April 29th through June 5th. Additional support will be provided by Chelsea Grin, Frozen Soul, and Undeath. See all confirmed dates below.
BODYSNATCHER w/ Dying Fetus, Chelsea Grin, Frozen Soul, Undeath:
4/29/2022 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
4/30/2022 The Canal Club – Richmond, VA
5/01/2022 Hooligans Music Hall – Jacksonville, NC
5/03/2022 The Underground – Charlotte, NC
5/04/2022 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
5/05/2022 Underbelly – Jacksonville, FL
5/06/2022 Jannus Live – St Petersburg, FL
5/07/2022 Revolution Live – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
5/09/2022 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
5/10/2022 Amplified Live – Dallas, TX
5/11/2022 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
5/13/2022 The Nile Theater – Phoenix, AZ
5/14/2022 Regent Theater – Los Angeles, CA
5/15/2022 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
5/16/2022 House Of Blues – San Diego, CA
5/17/2022 The UC Theatre – Berkeley, CA
5/18/2022 Goldfield Trading Post – Roseville, CA
5/19/2022 Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR
5/20/2022 Modified Ghost Festival – Vancouver, BC
5/21/2022 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
5/23/2022 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
5/24/2022 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
5/25/2022 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
5/26/2022 The Lyric At Skyway Theater – Minneapolis, MN
5/27/2022 Pops – Sauget, IL
5/28/2022 Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
5/29/2022 The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
5/31/2022 The Opera House – Toronto, Ontario
6/01/2022 Imperial Bell – Quebec City, QC
6/02/2022 Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
6/03/2022 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
6/04/2022 Theatre Of The Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
6/05/2022 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Monikered after the nickname of one of history’s most notorious serial killers, Ed Gein, BODYSNATCHER – Kyle Medina (vocals), Kyle Carter (guitar), Kyle Shope (bass), and Chris Whited (drums) – formed with the
purest of intentions. “I was around seventeen,” recalls Medina. “We were just going to be a ‘breakdown band’ for my friends to mosh to.” Featuring a lineup that overlapped at various points with beloved groups like King Conquer and Dealey Plaza, BODYSNATCHER released a quick succession of albums and EPs, most notably Abandonment (2015), Death Of Me (2017), and the utterly crushing This Heavy Void (2020). Combined with a blistering live show, this led to a deal with the MNRK Heavy label and the forthcoming Bleed-Abide.
All members contribute to the lyrics, resulting in multiple points of view and diverse insights anchored by common themes of catharsis and resistance, adding further weight to their already punishing hymns. “Absolved Of The Strings And Stone” is a battle cry against the gaslighting and emotional abuse of toxic people. “Hollow Shell”delves into strained familial dynamics, where some family members live as virtual prisoners to others. “Wired For Destruction” confronts death anxiety. Even amidst the uncertainty and darkness however, there’s an underlying positivity to be mined within. “Value Through Suffering” takes a proactive stance on hardship, a way to rebuild from the wreckage.
And while many bands resist genre classification in an aloof effort to distinguish themselves from every other band, inadvertently consigning themselves to talking points that sound like everyone else, BODYSNATCHER is, without apology, a deathcore band. There is no compromise in the cards. “Deathcore kicks ass. A lot of bands shy away from labels they don’t deem ‘cool’ enough. But we don’t give a fuck,” vocalist Kyle Medina says proudly. “We like what we like, and we play what we play. We all love hardcore and metal, so we’re going to play hardcore, play metal, and play breakdowns. And that’s how the band is going to be, forever.”
Kyle Medina – vocals
Kyle Carter – guitar
Kyle Shope – bass
Chris Whited – drums