Portland, Oregon-based blackened grind trio TITHE today issues “Parasite,” the new single from the band’s impending second album, Inverse Rapture, nearing release through Profound Lore Records.
TITHE is a band that constructs an unorthodox amalgamation of death metal, black metal, and grind without straying too far from the fundamentals of aggressiveness and depravity. Conceived in 2017 by vocalist/guitarist Matt Eiseman and drummer Kevin Swartz, the band spent its first years writing and releasing a self-titled EP before finding bassist Alex Huddleston at the end of 2018. This lineup went on to release the debut LP, Penance, in May 2020, which despite the challenge of releasing in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, was well-received. The album explores the themes of psychedelics, mental illness, and the human condition.
Their second LP Inverse Rapture evolves upon the themes of Penance and morphs into a more angry, raw, and dissonant form. TITHE’s most incendiary material to date, Inverse Rapture maintains the blazing tempos the trio is known for with dreary, lowering passages strewn throughout. Produced/mixed by Fester (Usnea, Stoneburner, Nux Vomica), mastered by Adam Gonsalves, and featuring the macabre art of Abomination Hammer, Inverse Rapture is a complete exhibition of viciousness and despair beginning to end.
With “Parasite,” Matt Eiseman writes, “This song is about the parasitic and cannibalistic nature of humans. Miasmatic greed nourishes bloated egos that feed our Luciferian nature. Man is a perfidious predator that poisons and rapes the earth. Our bodies host the malignant god that walks the endless trail of rotting corpses and broken treaties.”
Inverse Rapture will be released through Profound Lore on LP, CD, CS, and digital platforms on February 17th. Preorders for all formats are available HERE.
TITHE is busy booking tour dates surrounding the release of the LP, with several shows throughout the Northwest and West Coast confirmed for February. The band is finalizing a West Coast tour for May which will be announced in the days ahead, and a more extensive East Coast tour is coming together for the Fall months. See confirmed dates below and watch for additional live announcements to post shortly.
2/03/2023 Lucky Liquor Saloon – Seattle, WA w/ Theories, Endorphins Lost
2/18/2023 Eli’s Mile High Club – Oakland, CA w/ Funeral Chant, Villainous Temple, Penury [info]
2/24/2022 The High Water Mark – Portland, OR w/ Villainous Temple, Vile Rites, Dripping Decay
2/25/2023 McCoy’s Tavern – Olympia, WA w/ Maneater, Vile Rites, Grim Earth