If Vermin Womb’s goal was to release the most vicious and disgusting album of the year, they’ve achieved it. The Colorado grind/death metal trio, formerly known as Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire, offer up a frantic slab of intense, dissonant hostility on their debut LP, Decline, which is out tomorrow (October 28) through Translation Loss. Featuring vocalist/guitarist Ethan Lee McCarthy (Primitive Man, Withered), bassist Zach Harlan and drummer JP Damron, Vermin Womb follow up their 2014 EP, Permanence, with 10 chaotic tracks that are angrier, darker and even more despondent and nihilistic than their predecessors. In this recent interview with Svbterranean, McCarthy took some time out while on tour to discuss the band’s inception following the dissolution of CTTTOAFF, as well as Vermin Womb’s genre-defying sound, the personal lyrical themes on Decline, and more. Continue Reading
Colorado’s grind/death metal trio Vermin Womb (Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire, Primitive Man) are offering up a full stream of their new album, Decline, via Noisey. Out October 28 through Translation Loss, the LP is an onslaught of frantic, grimy extreme metal hostility, featuring sludgy grooves and murky black metal tones. Continue Reading
Denver grind trio Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire quietly dissolved after the release of their 2011 Visceral EP and subsequent split with France’s Nesseria. Those short, but certainly not sweet releases showed the band stripping away the bulk of their spastic flair in favor of more grotesque, disemboweling dissonance and brooding atmosphere. They arguably featured some of the hardest hitting material the band had ever produced, which made their eventual disbandment somewhat bittersweet. Although the CTTTOAFF crew went on to do other things, most notably Primitive Man, it was the love of grind that brought two-thirds of the band back together. Thus, Vermin Womb was born.
Denver grind trio Vermin Womb (Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire, Primitive Man) have premiered a new track from their upcoming debut LP, Decline, at Invisible Oranges. The track in question is the album’s closing number, “Cancer”, which unleashes a flurry of grimy, grotesque grind insanity before slowing to a undeniably destructive groove. The track also features guest vocals from Eli Wendler of Spectral Voice. Check it out after the break.
Decline will be released on October 28 via Translation Loss and Throatruiner (Europe)
The band’s upcoming tour dates can be found after the break.
Denver grind trio Vermin Womb (Primitive Man, etc) have premiered a new track from their forthcoming full-length, Decline, at Stereogum. The new track is titled “Rank and File” and, much like previous single “Entomb”, it is a grimy grindcore extravaganza marred by atonal riffs abysmal dissonance. Check it out now.
Decline will be released on October 28 via Translation Loss and Throatruiner.
The band’s forthcoming tour dates can be found below.
Denver grindcore trio Vermin Womb (Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire, Primitive Man, etc) have premiered a new track from their forthcoming debut LP, Decline, over at CVLT Nation. Titled “Entomb”, the new blistering tune churns out two-minutes of dissonant aural hell. Check out the bleak jam now.
Decline will be released on October 28 via Translation Loss (North America), Throatruiner Records (Europe) and Sentient Ruin (Cassette).
The band will be embarking on a U.S. fall tour later this month. Support will come from Gadget, Theories, Wake and Immortal Bird on select dates. The full itinerary can be found below.