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Racebannon set to release new album

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 3:33 PM PT


Official press release:

Bloomington, Indiana's Racebannon will release its new album Six Sik Sisters on January 23, 2012 via Tizona Records. "Capable of killing the weak on first listen," the album was recorded in Salem, MA by executive soundscapist Kurt Ballou (Trap Them, Nails) of Converge at GodCity Studios and mastered at apocalyptic audio levels by the venerable Alan Douches (Tombs, Kvelertak) at New York's West West Side. Long known for their sanity-splintering releases for labels such as Level Plane, Secretly Canadian and Southern and collaborations with some of Earth's most extreme musicians (such as Merzbow, the universally recognized God of Noise), Racebannon's Six Sik Sisters delivers nine soul-withering waves of sonically barbaric extreme music. Heed the warnings!

Six Sik Sisters is a stripped-down affair yet clear and massive sounding and proves the band to be at its hungriest, heaviest, and most venomous. The album's tempos surge to both the fastest and downright burliest in Racebannon's 15 year history with impetuous results: warped speed-metal riffs colliding with Sabbath-esque knuckle-drag alongside breakneck warpspeed drumming that falls only a tad short of grindcore. The "noise" facet of the band's previous work is now singularly incorporated into the songs and one has to wonder whether riffsmith James Bauman has been reviling in Dark Angel, Exodus and other classic Combat-core staples of his youth as his speed-picked riffs attain an intensity and ferocity like never before. Circling a running theme "about plague and witchcraft", the record batters the listener against pulse-pounding rhythms while resident cult-leader Mike Anderson pushes his lucid squalls and verbal exorcisms to new heights a midst the occult backdrop of a story "cloaked in the black plague" that runs through to the album's brain-pummeling completion. The record's uneasy artwork was created by Tom Denney (Cannibal Corpse. Kylesa) and is the perfect accompaniment to Racebannon's unnerving sound. This is not "feel good" music! Pure punishment! Glorious!

The track listing for Racebannon's Six Sik Sisters is as follows:

1. Thee Plea
2. Thee Apology
3. Thee Interlude
4. Thee Brother
5. Thee Truth
6. Thee Solo
7. Thee Challenge
8. Thee Desperate
9. Thee End


14 comments


10/25/2011 3:38:56 PM
.........first

10/25/2011 3:41:56 PM
sounds pretty warptastic

10/25/2011 3:42:00 PM
will be great. Bands like this fell off the map.

10/25/2011 3:46:07 PM
"some of Earth's most extreme musicians".....like there are other planets with musicians.

10/25/2011 4:24:45 PM
fck yeah there are other planets with (mostly) better musicians. BUT RACEBANNON TRUMPS THEM ALL. I already have this album on LP & CD and it RULES. BUY OR DIE!!!!!

10/25/2011 4:49:39 PM
LoydChristmas 10/25/2011 3:46:07 PM "some of Earth's most extreme musicians".....like there are other planets with musicians. THANK YOU

10/25/2011 5:11:11 PM
Used to love this band, but I thought they fell off the face of the Earth (!) after Satan's Kickin' Yr Dick In. Definitely glad to hear this news!

10/25/2011 7:53:45 PM
It already leaked a month ago, it's awesome.

10/25/2011 9:23:23 PM
Thees ees lame

10/25/2011 11:14:29 PM
Brotherly love <3

10/26/2011 12:52:09 AM
Sweet news. Stoked on it.

10/26/2011 7:54:43 AM
Thee Jacob Bannon is not stoked.

10/26/2011 8:25:52 AM
should be good

10/26/2011 9:33:37 AM
I was gonna say, I have had this in my itunes for a while.