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John Frum (DEP, ex-The Faceless) announce LP, premiere song

Wednesday, March 01, 2017 8:36 AM PT


John Frum band

Official press release:

The patron saints of altered states known as John Frum welcome in the golden age of musical enlightenment with A Stirring In The Noos. Nearly 6 years in the making, John Frum's unorthodox debut maneuvers through 40 minutes of darkly psychedelic and meticulously crafted death metal, acting as a medium for malefic musings, the backdrop of a bad trip. The mysterious John Frum is the manifestation of four musical minds coalescing in a collective consciousness developed from time spent playing with The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Faceless, John Zorn, Cleric and many more elite projects. A Stirring In The Noos is a dismal distillation of oneric transmission and a totem to modern primitivism in heavy music.

"The band John Frum borrows its alias from the Cargo Cults of the South Pacific. Similar to American soldiers receiving air-dropped supplies during WWII, these Cargo Cults believed certain behaviors and rituals would bring riches and "cargo" down from the heavens. Some believed the elaborate flag rituals of the troops working the airfields would bring the arrival of more planes, when in fact the soldiers were just helping the pilots land. Essentially, we are all Cargo Cults, misunderstanding cause and effect, creating narratives and outcomes to support our clung-to beliefs about our strange traditions, all in a futile attempt to make some sense of things that simply don't. Amongst other things, our music is a reaction to 'Cargo Cult Science' in modern times. A Stirring in the Noos is our humble greeting, the first transmissions from the mind of John Frum." – John Frum

Today, John Frum has unveiled a video for their debut track, "Presage of Emptiness," which can be viewed now here:


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John Frum Iis:

Matt Hollenberg (John Zorn, Cleric)/guitar
Eli Litwin (Intensus/Deveykus/Knife The Glitter)/drums
Derek Rydquist (Ex-The Faceless)/vocals
Liam Wilson (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Ex-Starkweather)/bass

The collective's first album, A Stirring In The Noos, will be available on CD/LP/Digital and is scheduled for release on May 12th via Relapse Records. Pre-order the record now.

A Stirring In The Noos track list:

Presage of Emptiness
Pining Light
Memory Palace
Through Sand and Spirit
Lacustrine Divination
He Come
Assumption of Form
Wasting Subtle Body

John Frum will perform a handful of intimate club shows leading up to the release of A Stirring In The Noos. Dates are listed below.

April 14 - Philadelphia, PA - Shred Shed w/ Surgeon + Special Guest TBA
April 15 - New York, NY - St. Vitus w/ Imperial Triumphant + Special Guest TBA
April 16 - Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery + Special Guest TBA


15 comments


3/1/2017 9:32:24 AM
Meh

anonymous
3/1/2017 9:45:26 AM
JOHN FRUM THIS
JOHN FRUM THAT
JOHN FRUM
JOHN FRUM
JOHN FRUM

anonymous
3/1/2017 9:57:25 AM
i also feel meh about this

anonymous
3/1/2017 10:32:56 AM
sick drums and vocals but the riffs don't hold up

anonymous
3/1/2017 11:25:25 AM
Yikes.

anonymous
3/1/2017 11:44:00 AM
michael keene is pissed

anonymous
3/1/2017 1:50:58 PM
Would be way better without the cookie monster vocals.

anonymous
3/1/2017 3:36:57 PM
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anonymous
3/1/2017 3:38:47 PM
I would rather buy pre-sale Seether tickets, that's how gay this is

3/1/2017 3:43:59 PM
anonymous1 hour ago
Would be way better without the cookie monster vocals.
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Agreed, I was kinda excited when they released the teaser that was only instrumental

anonymous
3/1/2017 9:04:05 PM
Lmao Twitter find any ol excuse to put mine mind to the task but I ain't never miss a beat young man! XD srj tmkn-sod fame. John frum is stupid name and well I ain't gon be caught ded wearing merch that say John frum lmao might give a few to den Mlkn or SHAVO for Xmas, mabe a funny gag gift haha not bad marketing! Anway song is a little derivative of the hit, chip SUY! the "epilepsy" boys bomb hard for they hit single debut xP

anonymous
3/2/2017 9:53:50 AM
Bacon of Emptiness
Pining Bacon
Bacon Palace
Through Bacon and Bacon
Lacustrine Bacon
Bacon Come
Assumption of Bacon
Wasting Subtle Bacon

anonymous
3/2/2017 6:20:03 PM
John Toilet

anonymous
3/3/2017 1:49:30 PM
That video is a fcking headache.

anonymous
6/13/2017 8:19:55 AM
John frum is stupid name<--- says the system of a down name biting serj tmkn.eat a dick, fruit loop