The Body announce collaborative album with The Haxan Cloak entitled I Shall Die Here on RVNG Intl.

The Body announce collaborative album with The Haxan Cloak entitled I Shall Die Here on RVNG Intl.

Look, y’all, I’m going to go ahead and dispense with all the “dark, doomy, slow, turgid” stuff that would usually gum up the beginnings of one of my news posts on a new record from The Body because what’s really important here is that THE BODY HAVE A NEW RECORD COMING OUT. Did the all caps I used just now make it clear or should I repeat it? I’m not going to repeat it. There’s no time.

The new record, which follows last year’s Christs, Redeemers (TMT Review) is called I Shall Die Here because as everyone knows, the word “will” is super un-metal. “We get it, we get it, we have a pretty good idea of what The Body sounds like Taylor, why are you in such a hurry?” Shut up. I haven’t gotten to the most important part. The most important part: I Shall Die Here isn’t just some regular old record from The Body that I would also get super excited about. Nope, I Shall Die Here is a super special The Body record because it’s part of a collaboration with The Haxan Cloak’s Bobby Krlic.

That’s right, now in addition to the terrifying depths of heaviness The Body have been able to bring about through the use of guitars and drums and amps and stuff, they have enlisted Krlic’s super bummed-out robot shovel army to make things even darker and heavier and more capable of making your sunny Sunday feel like the end of the world. Or maybe, if you’re the physical manifestation of the press release I just read, you might say that the album, “sonically serrates the remains of metal’s already unidentifiable corpse and splays it amid tormented voices in shadow.” Cool! Also a little gross!

I Shall Die Here is out April 1 from RVNG Intl. on LP, CD, and digital. Scope the video for “Hail to Thee, Everlasting Pain” below (featuring guest vocalist Ben Eberle), which involves some heavy outer space shit and is for that reason pretty dope.

I Shall Die Here tracklisting:

01. To Carry the Seeds of Death Within Me
02. Alone All The Way
03. The Night Knows No Dawn
04. Hail to Thee, Everlasting Pain
05. Our Souls Were Clean
06. Darkness Surrounds Us

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[Photo: Adam Heathcott & Sara Padgett Heathcott]

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