Following on from the critically acclaimed release of their debut, Baton Rouge-based colossus, WOORMS, return with new single ‘silence and the saints’, the first sanctioned cut from their forthcoming LP, due for release in March 2020 on Hospital Records/Sludgelord Records.
Formed in 2017 in Louisiana and featuring guitarist/vocalist Joey Carbo, bassist John Robinson, and drummer Aaron Polk, WOORMS has been delivering a brutal mélange of riffs and noise-rock righteousness on the precipice of significance for some time.
Yet despite only being a few years into their sonic existence they have already racked up a collection of demos, digital one-offs (‘Daddy Was A Masker,’ ‘The Math Says, Yes’), a split with NOLA thrashers, A Hanging, and most recently of all, Slake; their devastating debut record.
Fully stirred from a delirious slumber, songs like ‘Mouth is a Wound’ and ‘Find a Meal, Find a Bed, Find a God’ make for a devastatingly terse and perverse experience. From the pinnacle to the point of no return, WOORMS fall psychotically through the fuzz and unholy grind of bands like KARP, Jesus Lizard and Neurosis. Their debut album immediately set out its stall in the most spectacular of fashions; a lumbering, symphonic noise-rock shank fight between the fattest of riffs and the thinnest of patience with the world at large.
The band’s new album, Twitching, As Prey, is due for official release in March 2020 on Hospital Records/Sludgelord Records but in the meantime – as premiered on CVLT Nation last week – you can watch the brand-new video for ‘silence and the saints’ here https://youtu.be/AKqcI94uTGo
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“With vocals exhumed from the crypt and down tuned rumbling guitars growling from the bowels of hell, Slake torments the listener in new and exciting ways.”
“Of course, it wasn’t enough to just pulverize your spine musically; lyrically, we can all relate to what WOORMS are feeling.”
“This is part Melvins, Harvey Milk, Karp, Jesus Lizard, with a dose of Neurosis thrown in. If this sounds derivative, it’s not. This is a shambolic, lumbering piece of nastiness that steam rolls the shit out of the listener.”
BLAKE HARRISON, PIG DESTROYER
“WOORMS have hit their stride, barfing up a satisfying full-length that mixes sludge, noise-rock and a heaped side-serving of weird […] and huge, chest-crumpling riffs…”