Caligari Records announces June 23rd as the international release date for Scumslaught‘s striking debut mini-album, Knives and Amphetamines, on CD and cassette tape formats.
Hailing from France, Scumslaught formed during the cursed year of 2020. A power-trio in the grandest tradition, the band features in its ranks underground veterans: Leo Brard (ex-Cadaveric Fumes), Kev Desecrator (Destroyer 666, Venefixion, Sépulcre), and Jon Whiplash (ex-Skelethal, Sépulcre). Not surprisingly, Scumslaught‘s sound surges with a comparable nastiness most/all those aforementioned bands are renown for, but with influences firmly in the vein of Canada’s Slaughter, the almighty Discharge, and modern torchbearers Nekrofilth – and, for good measure, a bit of Hellhammer and early Celtic Frost – this is a rabidly different beast.
Somewhere at that ungodly nexus of proto-blackthrash, ancient metalpunk, and general ’80s underground chaos lies Scumslaught‘s debut mini-album, Knives and Amphetamines. Not for nothing is the nine-song/23-minute assault on good taste titled as such: no one is spared Scumslaught‘s caustic view of the world, where lawlessness and disorder and degeneracy run rampant. The filth flies fast and free, hard-charging and headbanging with a get-in/get-out efficiency of songcraft that simply heightens the inherent catchiness of their anti-anthems. But rest assured (six feet under) that Knives and Amphetamines is no feel-good record; in fact, Scumslaught want you to FEEL BAD.
So, the feel-bad hit of the summer? Scumslaught have all the Knives and Amphetamines you need!
Begin feeling bad with the brand-new title track “Knives and Amphetamines” HERE at Caligari‘s Bandcamp, where both formats can be preordered. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Scumslaught’s Knives and Amphetamines
1. Knives and Amphetamines
2. Degenerate Fiends
3. Die You Subhuman Cunt
4. Baptized in Piss
5. Dirty Whore 666
6. Aching Jaw
7. Emesis Bile
8. Born in a Sewer
9. Unholy Feast for Flies