Finnish grindcore veterans ROTTEN SOUND are streaming the second track taken from their highly anticipated new full-length, ‘Abuse to Suffer’. The track, titled “Brainwashed” is streaming now at Lambgoat.
Regarding the new track, ROTTEN SOUND comments: “This song became an instant favorite with all band members on hearing the demos and drumming at the studio. Sami had paid a lot of attention to the riffs, fills, hooks, and flow to keep the song interesting. The track starts at mid-pace, but goes full speed in the middle part, which also guided my singing. The vocal arrangements are a little bit unconventional as I wanted to avoid having a chorus, but I still aimed for some repetition in the fastest part to grind some more. This massive track shows more variety than the previous song ‘Lazy Asses’ and it has already proved to be extreme fun for us live. The lyrics are pretty graphic and revolve around the topic of brainwashing people to become soldiers for some ‘important’ cause. The words ‘brainwashed to murder’ at the end are underlining the fact that nobody is born to kill.”
‘Abuse to Suffer’, the band’s first new record in five years, will be released by Season of Mist in North America on March 25. Pre-orders for ‘Abuse to Suffer’ are available at the Season of Mist E-Shop. ROTTEN SOUND have also premiered the first new track from ‘Abuse to Suffer’ titled “Lazy Asses”, and is streaming here.
The track list for ‘Abuse to Suffer’ can be found below:
1. Lazy Asses
3. Fear of Shadows
6. Time for the Fix
7. Slave to the Rats
9. Cannon Fodder
10. Yellow Pain
12. The Clerk
15. Inhumane Treatment
16. Extortion and Blackmail
ROTTEN SOUND have announced a headlining European tour. The tour, which begins on April 22 sees the band trek across 10 different countries before concluding on May 7. Support on the tour comes from ABIGAIL WILLIAMS and CULT LEADER. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
Established in 1993, ROTTEN SOUND have since firmly placed themselves at the forefront of the grindcore and extreme metal scenes for over 20 years. Unrivaled in their approach to scorching speed, crushing heaviness and some of the most ferocious vocals in the genre, the band have toured the world over on the backs of 6 well-received full-lengths and multiple splits and EPs in-between. ‘Abuse to Suffer’ sees the rejuvenated band lay down a punishing barrage of hyper-aggressive extremity, setting the bar for brutality to new heights yet again.
ROTTEN SOUND tour dates:
All dates with ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, CULT LEADER
Apr. 22 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Beta
Apr. 23 Tilburg, Netherlands @ 013
Apr. 24 Koln, Germany @ MTC
Apr. 25 London, UK @ Boston Music Room
Apr. 26 Antwerp, Belgium @ Kavka
Apr. 27 Paris, France @ Glazart
Apr. 28 Lausanne, Switzerland @ Le Romandie
Apr. 30 Brescia, Italy @ Circolo Colony
May 1 Munich, Germany @ Backstage
May 2 Wien, Austria @ Arena
May 3 Leipzig, Germany @ Conne Island
May 4 Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia
May 5 Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
May 6 Rostock, Germany @ Atle Zuckerfabrik
May 7 Gothenburg, Sweden @ Truckstop Alaska