On October 20th, Boston’s WORMWOOD will unleash their highly anticipated first full length album, Mooncurse via Translation Loss Records. Mooncurse is unapologetic with thick-as-hell, abysmal riffs and crushing bitterness. Moody, savage and sludged-out guitars ebb and flow with distortion, pummeling with relentless waves while dark, ritualistic rhythms take hold and lead you in and out of darkness. WORMWOOD embraces and illuminates with calculated and cathartic sonic despair and finds light in all the darkest places of their wounds.
Summoned from DOOMRIDERS, PHANTOM GLUE, THE RED CHORD, and BEYOND THE SIXTH SEAL, this supergroup writes formidable compositions that are both thoughtful and instinctive. “We wanted the record to have an apocalyptic feel or a feeling of isolation/rejection/depression and that tends to come up lyrically as well as sonically” explains vocalist Chris Pupecki. “I truly believe playing heavy music is the greatest therapy in the world, and so for me, all the darkest stuff in the recesses of my mind seems to come up and kind of release while I play and I always feel better afterwards…for a little while at least.”
The epic second track from Mooncurse entitled, “The Undesirables” is streaming today at The Sludgelord. Aaron Pickford, EIC of The Sludgelord had this to say, “WORMWOOD pours out of your stereo like a plague of carrion insects and make no mistake the pedigree of this band is mouth watering, with members of Phantom Glue and The Red Chord rounding off this quartet.”
Listen to “The Undesirables” here:
Pre-order for WORMWOOD, Mooncurse is available now via Translation Loss Records and comes in two vinyl variants. “Metallic Gold” which is limited to 300 copies and a mail-order exclusive “Oxblood and Swamp Green Merge w/ Gold, Orange and Bone White Splatter”. T-shirt LP/CD packages are available for a limited time.
Chris Pupecki – vocals, guitars, synth
Mike Gowell – guitars
Greg Weeks – bass guitar, backing vocals, synth
Chris Bevilacqua (Bev) – drums
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