Finnish grindcore veterans ROTTEN SOUND have unveiled new details for the release of their highly anticipated new full-length, ‘Abuse to Suffer’. The album, 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 now at Decibel Magazine.
Regarding the new track, ROTTEN SOUND vocalist Keijo Niinimaa comments: “Our first track starts with an intro by our friend Heikki Järvi, who also did the samples for ‘Exit’ in 2004. We did not ask for anything specific, but somehow the disturbing sounds he created are setting the exactly right mood for this song, which is one of the most aggressive tracks on our new album. Even by our standards, ‘Lazy Asses’ kicks in pretty explosively: fast guitars, blasting drums and an opening grunt, which was strongly influenced by the beginning of the ‘Brain Corrosion’ album by Dead Infection. It is Sami’s song, who openly admits that the idea for this grunting stems from our Polish friends, and I recall that he used their scream on the original demo.”
“Everything about ‘Lazy Asses’ revolves around grind and that is the reason why we placed it at the start although there are other ingredients on this album. The title is pointing a finger at the ultimate waste of money and time: free-riders in the politics. I am sure everyone can easily name a few of them.”
The artwork and 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
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.