Oakland crust/sludge outfit Abstracter have unleashed a new cut off their forthcoming effort Wound Empire. Released through Vice Magazine “Cruciform” is 10 minutes and 21 seconds of doom-laden misery that perfectly translates pain into music. The track kicks off with feedback and ominous chords that build and build, it’s as if a series of terrible things is happening to you that make you sad at first before exploding into a visceral rage.
Wound Empire is set for release on February 10th via numerous outlets and formats. The outing will be available on 12″ vinyl LP through Fragile Branch Recordings (US), Vendetta Records (EU/DE), 7 Degrees Records (EU/DE) and Shove Records (EU/IT), on CD by COF Records (formerly known as Church Ov Fuck – UK), on cassette tape co-released by Sentient Ruin in collaboration with An Out Recordings, and digitally again through Sentient Ruin. The LP will see a pressing of 500 copies on black and 100 on clear wax with black and grey haze, the CD in an edition of 100 hand-assembled, four-panel, gatefold, vinyl-styled cardboard jackets with a 6mm spine and insert, and the tape in a run of 100 with a five-panel U-card in a clear Norelco box with a cardboard outer sleeve.