Official press release:
Following last month’s mammothly successful Western Migration live takeover, today Windy City-based blackened death grind unit, Immortal Bird, confirms the official details of their anticipated Empress/Abscess LP.
Set for release next month, the follow-up to 2013’s Akrasia EP was captured by Pete Grossmann (Weekend Nachos, Harm’s Way, Dead In The Dirt) at Bricktop Recording in Chicago, Illinois earlier this year and mixed and mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice, Nader Sadek, Atheist, Origin etc.) at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves in Queens, New York. Empress/Abscess includes a guest appearance by John Hoffman of Weekend Nachos and finds former drummer/vocalist, Amitay, swapping in her drum stool for a full-time position at the mic with longtime live drummer, Garry Naples (Novembers Doom) taking her place at the kit.
Following several tours that took the band across the United States and into Canada, Immortal Bird entered the studio to record their debut full-length, Empress/Abscess. Picking up where Akrasia left off, Empress/Abscess delves once again into a cesspool of misery, fury, and anguish with stunning cover art by Kikyz1313 (Akrasia). The album will be released as a collaborative effort, with Broken Limbs Recordings taking charge with vinyl and cassettes, while Immortal Bird will be self-releasing the CD/digital version under the moniker Manatee Rampage Recordings.
Empress/Abscess will see release on July 14th, 2015. Teaser tracks to be unveiled in the coming days.
Empress/Abscess track listing:
3. “The Sycophant”
4. “To A Watery Grave”
5. “And Send Fire”