Syracuse, NY crossover grind band Fed Ash (featuring former members of Bleak, Trash Burner and Soured Ground) have unleashed their debut release, titled Grief As A Prison, today (August 8) and are offering up a stream of the entire effort. The album is comprised of eight tracks of abrasive grindcore, showcasing Fed Ash‘s penchant for harsh, destructive dissonance and suffocatingly dismal tones. It’s overwhelmingly aggressive, raw and visceral while exuding hardcore, powerviolence, black metal and sludge influences. Check it out after the break.
Bassist Matthew Jaime (ex-Bleak) tells Svbterranean:
“Fed Ash is an irate response to loss. The band is an answer to endings: the ending of friendships, bands, lives. Adam and I have been grieving the loss of a mutual friend, that loss is a big push for the band in terms of sound and general lyric themes. We are a Syracuse band, there is hardcore influence, but I wanted to play stuff that was more in the vein of grind and powerviolence rather than metallic hardcore like my old band was; blown out bass, rather than clank. I wanted to sound like Gas Chamber, Water Torture, Iron Lung, Ed Gein and The Endless Blockade.”
Grief As A Prison was recorded in the band’s practice space in Syracuse, NY by Thomas Calandra, who also mixed the release. The tapes were dubbed and pressed by Aaron Russell, and the photography on the tape is a collaboration between Adam Shannon (vocals) and Matthew Jaime.
Fed Ash are planning an East Coast tour, which is scheduled for this November and will be playing regional shows throughout the year. Following the tour, the band plan to head into the studio to record a series of split seven-inch releases.
Fed Ash is:
Adam Shannon – vocals
Nik Moore – guitar
Dylan Webb – guitar
Matthew Jaime – bass
Calum Culkin – drums