With Sterilize, Unsane reaffirm their status as the kings of noise rock and show no signs of being dethroned any time soon.
Since rising to prominence in the underground heavy music scene in the 90s, Unsane have continuously been a driving and influential force in the realms of punk and metal for well over two decades. Their abrasive, non-conventional take on what is concidered “rock” music, coupled with biter lyrics and jarring artwork depicting real-world violence, created a lasting impact in the scene that can still be felt today. Though noise rock has still thrived and progressed (and has had a bit of a quiet resurgence in recent years) since the Amphetamine Reptile days, no newer players within the genre have been able to outmatch the tried and true formula Unsane has perfected.
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Noise rock legends Unsane have released a new track from their highly-anticipated forthcoming album, Sterilize, which is due out on September 29 via Southern Lord. The new track, titled “Aberration”, is true blue Unsane with its gritty, metallic sound. The band said of the track:
“‘Aberration’ is classic Unsane, raw and direct, it only took a couple of takes to lock it down. It’s essentially a ditty about the swirling thoughts that go through your head after being screwed over. I’m sure anyone can appropriate or relate it to their personal experiences.”
Check out the track after the break along with the band’s upcoming European tour dates.
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Noise rock pioneers Unsane have released the details surrounding their forthcoming eighth studio album, Sterilize, which will be released on September 29 via Southern Lord. The record, which follows 2012’s Wreck, was recorded by bassist/vocalist Dave Curran at Gatos Trail Studios in Yucca Valley, California, mixed by Andrew Schneider at Acre in New York City, and mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering in Chicago. The album’s artwork and track listing can be seen after the break.
The band will be embarking on a July/August run with Fashion Week in support of the upcoming release. Those dates can be seen below.
A new song called “Fix It”, which will be featured exclusively on Amphetamine Reptile’s Bash 17 7″, can also be found below.