Album out on March 18th! Here is the first track premiere:
The Finnish grindcore extremists comment:
“Our first track starts with an intro by our friend Heikki Järvi, who also did the samples for ‘Exit’ in 2004. We did not ask for anything specific, but somehow the disturbing sounds he created are setting the exactly right mood for this song, which is one of the most aggressive tracks on our new album. Even by our standards, ‘Lazy Asses’ kicks in pretty explosively: fast guitars, blasting drums and an opening grunt, which was strongly influenced by the beginning of the ‘Brain Corrosion’ album by Dead Infection. It is Sami’s song, who openly admits that the idea for this grunting stems from our Polish friends, and I recall that he used their scream on the original demo. Everything about ‘Lazy Asses’ revolves around grind and that is the reason why we placed it at the start although there are other ingredients on this album. The title is pointing a finger at the ultimate waste of money and time: free-riders in the politics. I am sure everyone can easily name a few of them.”
23 Jan 16 Lisboa (PT) Freak n’ Grind Fest
18 Mar 16 Vaasa (FI) Hullu Pullo (+Tryer +Veil)
24 Mar 16 Helsinki (FI) Nosturi (+Feastern +Tryer +Kohti Tuhoa)
25 Mar 16 Stockholm (SE) Dark Days of Stockholm
01 Apr 16 Jyväskylä (FI) Katse (+Primitive Man)
02 Apr 16 Turku (FI) Klubi (+Primitive Man +Sunniva)
08 Apr 16 Seinäjoki (FI) Bar 15 (+Foreseen)
09 Apr 16 Vastavirta (FI) +Foreseen
27 May 16 Baltimore, MD (US) Soundstage (Maryland Death Fest)
25 Jun 16 Kauhajoki (FI) Nummirock Metal Festival (exact date tbc)
16 Jul 16 Trutnov (CZ) Obscene Extreme Festival (exact date tbc)
20 Aug 16 Dinkelsbühl (DE) Summer Breeze Open Air (exact date tbc)
ROTTEN SOUND are back and angrier than ever. Grindcore is not for the faint of heart and these Finns do not subscribe to the idea of compromise. ‘Abuse to Suffer’ remains true to the band’s resilient roots, while not falling into the traps of chewing endlessly on an old formula gone stale or not daring to add an element of surprise when fitting the style. What sets ROTTEN SOUND apart from other protagonists in the field is an obvious intelligence that shows in their to-the-point songwriting, arrangements, and subtle inclusion of choice death metal elements in their massive sound.
ROTTEN SOUND were conceived in the city of Vaasa, Finland by guitarist Mika Aalto in 1993, who was soon joined by vocalist Keijo Niinimaa. This duo remains in place as the only original members – yet drummer Sami Latva and Kristian Toivainen on bass have meanwhile been steady members for many years as well. The Finns can proudly look back at an impressive catalogue of six highly acclaimed studio albums, seven EPs, three split singles, a single and a live DVD. Furthermore ROTTEN SOUND hit the stages of major metal and hardcore oriented festivals and toured in regular intervals alongside such renowned acts as NASUM, PHOBIA, DISFEAR, CARCASS, MUNICIPAL WASTE, EXHUMED, NAPALM DEATH, and PIG DESTROYER among many others.
With ‘Abuse to Suffer’, ROTTEN SOUND are hammering out an album that equally acknowledges the band’s celebrated past as well as breaking into some new harsh ground that keeps the fire burning.
1. Lazy Asses
3. Fear of Shadows
6. Time for the Fix
7. Slave to the Rats
Mika Aalto: guitars
Sami Latva: drums
Kristian Toivainen: bass
Keijo Niinimaa: vocals
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