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20 Buck Spin has released the searing new Filth and Stye single from Baltimore, Maryland’s crossover trio Noisem. The track is an advance warning shot from the band’s impending third LP, ‘Cease to Exist,’ set for release in mid-March.
Noisem’s ‘Cease to Exist’ was recorded at Developing Nations by Kevin Bernsten (Integrity, Full of Hell, Magrudergrind), mastered at Audiosiege by Brad Boatright (Obituary, Integrity, Black Breath), and completed with artwork by Ethan McCarthy / Cool Ghoul Ltd. (Primitive Man).
The shortest track on ‘Cease to Exist,’ Filth and Stye is a pure shredder, the track landing like a bombing run and devastating everything in earshot in under a minute. The band offers of the song, “Trudging through the endless squalor and ceaseless suffering, masses starved, and bastards crowned. Is this world worth saving? Who will stand firm and who will stand and watch it burn?”
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‘Cease to Exist’ will see release March 15th on LP, CD, cassette, and digital formats through new label home 20 Buck Spin. Find pre-orders at the label webshop HERE and Bandcamp, where prior single Eyes Pried Open is streaming HERE. Watch for additional audio and video samples to be issued in the weeks ahead.
Noisem will tour the East Coast in direct conjunction with the album’s release. The Cease to Exist Tour kicks off in the band’s hometown of Baltimore on March 15th the day the LP strikes, followed by shows in Brooklyn, Montclair, Providence, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Richmond, before ending in Raleigh March 21st. Noisem’s cohorts Washington, DC-based No/Más will provide additional hellfire to the entire tour, with Oxalate, Genocide Pact, Bandit, Painbody, and other top-tier locals joining in on the action.
Noisem Cease to Exist Tour w/ No/Más:
3/15/2019 Sidebar – Baltimore, MD
3/16/2019 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY (matinee) w/ Oxalate, Stinger, High Cost, Concussion
3/16/2019 The Meatlocker – Montclair, NJ
3/17/2019 Al Dios No Conocido – Providence, RI
3/18/2019 Gooski’s – Pittsburgh, PA
3/19/2019 The Barbary – Philadelphia, PA w/ Genocide Pact, Bandit, Painbody
3/20/2019 McCormack’s Irish Pub – Richmond, VA
3/21/2019 The Wicked Witch – Raleigh, NC w/ Old Painless, Cammo, Culling At Wicked Witch
Noisem returns from the dead with ‘Cease to Exist;’ leaner, meaner, with a new label and new life. After heavy momentum with their second LP, ‘Blossoming Decay,’ and subsequent touring including the 2015 Decibel Magazine Tour supporting Carcass, Gorguts, and The Black Dahlia Murder, the band seemingly disappeared. However, 2018 saw them return in new form, ready to resume their place among the most promising young bands in Metal. This was met with a late-2018 non-album single, ‘Sin Rash,’ released through the Adult Swim singles series.
Keeping with the tradition of the most classic Grindcore albums, ‘Cease to Exist’ is an immediately aggressive attack of confrontational energy, pushing the pace with a withering ten tracks over 22 minutes. An eruption of grinding blastbeats, unceasing Death-Thrash riffs, and an acidic vocal snarl to rival prime Jeff Walker, ‘Cease to Exist’ quells any notion that Noisem would ease up with time. If nothing else, the band’s third LP is their most seething, vicious, and inwardly dark album yet. ‘Cease to Exist’ displays a cacophony of Grind, Death, Thrash, Punk and Hardcore, seamlessly blended, blistered, and set ablaze. With ‘Cease to Exist,’ Noisem makes a full circle statement of intent; a savage declaration in the face of an ever more bleak future. Fans of early Carcass, Repulsion, Napalm Death, Exhumed, Nasum, Terrorizer, Mammoth Grinder, and Black Breath should get on board.