Norwegian noise rock innovators Barren Womb will release their fifth full-length album titled “Chemical Tardigrade” on digital and vinyl formats through Fucking North Pole Records/Blues For The Red Sun on February 16th, 2024.
The album's leading single "Squat Walker" is now playing at Decibel Magazine, who commented, “Squat Walker,” which sounds both slightly unhinged and yet direct and punchy, like a perfect combination of the Refused and Rocket From the Crypt. Lots of thump, strum and bark in one tight 3:49 package from Timo Silvola and Tony Gonzalez."
Listen/share "Squat Walker" here.
The band had this to say about its latest single: “Darkness is by far our favorite color. So naturally, we’ve been painting most of our lyrical themes in that particular color scheme since the very beginning. With ‘Squat Walker’ we wanted to try a more optimistic approach, allowing some rays of hope to shine through. The result is a hooky protest song about the value of not giving up and of fighting for what you believe is good and true.”
Recorded and mixed by Eirik Øien at Fjøset Lystudio, produced by Eirik Øien and Barren Womb, mastered by Alan Douches at West West Music, and featuring illustrations and design by Tony Gonzalez, “Chemical Tardigrade” is due out next year in mid-February and pre-orders will launched soon.
Since their inception in late 2011, the Nordic duo comprised of guitarist/vocalist Tony Gonzalez and drummer/ vocalist Timo Silvola, have been raising both eyebrows and hell with their minimalist approach, earsplitting volume and defiant experimentation. The duo make efficient use of crude dynamics and the power of the riff to hammer their point across.
Barren Womb released their fourth album "Lizard Lounge", a bombastic slab of modern noise rock in the vein of Daughters, Metz and Viagra Boys, to critical acclaim through Loyal Blood Records in 2020. They have played close to 300 shows in the US and Europe so far, sharing stages with among others Entombed A.D., Voivod, Conan, Nomeansno and Årabrot, and have played festivals like SXSW, by:Larm, Tallinn Music Week, Øya and Pstereo.
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