New York City-based tech metal duo BANGLADEAFY has completed their long-awaited debut album, ‘Ribboncutter’, now confirmed for digital, vinyl, and CD release through Nefarious Industries this fall. The album artwork, a brief trailer, and more has been posted, and the band has also booked a run of East Coast tour dates which begins this week.
The bass and drum tech-metal duo BANGLADEAFY has always had a reputation for filling a lot of sonic space between two people. Not satisfied with annihilating every molecule of air within earshot for the past nine years, the pair have added abrasive synths to the mix and have slowly brought back the bratty punk vocals they were once known for on their first official full-length with Nefarious Industries. ‘Ribboncutter’ introduces a new stage in the nearly-twelve-year exploration of pushing conventional musical limits between Atif Haq and Jon Ehlers.
As these two musicians have over a decade of experience working together as the frenetic tag team of bass and drums across multiple projects, they set out to revisit what originally brought them together. Initially, Ehlers had reached out to Haq about playing drums in a live, aggressive synth band. The synths were quickly replaced with the energized bass playing BANGLADEAFY is now a widely-known feature of the band’s output, but the idea was not forgotten. For their first official full-length release, ‘Ribboncutter’, with Nefarious Industries, we are treated to a healthy blend of ultra-hyper bass and drum performance to satisfy the tried and true sound of BANGLADEAFY – showcased here with a curiously more aggressive bite – and wildly abrasive synths to usher in the original intent of the outfit.
‘Ribboncutter’s bass and synths were recorded by Colin Marston at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves, the drums recorded by Mike Perotta at Ridge Hill Sound and Michael Gatto at Gatto Records, and the vocals were recorded by Jonathan Vergara at Pancake Studios, who also mixed and mastered the original tracks, which were then mastered for vinyl by Bill Henderson at Azimuth Mastering. Completed with photography by Brian Bonelli and art design by Nick Spadafora, the album will see release on all digital platforms as well as LP cut at 45rpm.
Nefarious Industries will release ‘Ribboncutter’ digitally on September 21st with the vinyl likely to hit at the same time. Watch for audio and video previews, pre-orders, and more to be issued in the coming days.
WATCH THE TRAILER FOR ‘RIBBONCUTTER’ BELOW: