Here we have a split between two of the Pacific Northwest's most well known and hardest working Death-Industrial/Heavy Electronics acts.
Regosphere from Eugene, OR is up first with a new track written for the tour with Xiphoid Dementia and Telluris last summer. Pulsing bass splatters and pounding metal lay the foundation for scathing vocals, hissing synths, disorienting sound design and nasty junk metal abuse in this studio version of that live set. Lyrics deal with the fragmentation of self through consumer technology and the splitting of personalities into real life and digital realms. This track marks a real progression for the project and is a good preview of the upcoming full-length.
Teeth Engraved are a duo from Portland, OR who present the first new track since their "Starving The Fires" full-length came out on Malignant last year. Bringing out the more melodic side only hinted at on that record they give a bleak but ultimately melancholy track. Cold unflinching synth pads and slithering distorted bass roll in like a fog, guided by mournful percussion and carefully calculated sound design. Eventually layers of grinding noise and crushing vocals make their way into mix, completely overwhelming you before fading back into the abyss. With lyrics culled from one of the members dreams, they have really committed a nightmare to tape with this new work.
Pro-dubbed type II chrome tapes with full color cover art, lyrics and black on silver imprinted tapes. Both sides mastered by John Stillings. Includes a download card. Limited to 100 copies.