Hot on the heels after the release of the down right creepy video for ‘An Altar Or A Grave‘, heavy doomsters THE BODY have unleashed a second video, this time for the track ‘To Attempt Openness‘ which was premiered on Terrorizer. Created by artist Alexander Barton, it is just as stark, bleak and uncompromising as the utterly pulverizing song that accompanies it. The video is based on a similar piece Alex did last year called ‘Blood Reflects’, which was performed at the New York Academy of Art.
It has been said by more than a few intrepid listeners that THE BODY is the most brutal band on the planet. With ravishing grimness and impenetrable walls of noise, the duo of Chip King and Lee Buford create music that goes beyond what is normally considered harsh and violent, advocating a doctrine of misanthropy to those brave enough to take the plunge. Since their recording career began in earnest in 2004, THE BODY has expanded the definition of what it means to be a metal band, incorporating elements of noise, avant-garde composition, and experimental electronic music into their crushing doom and searing black metal foundation. Christs, Redeemers, the duo’s latest transmission of loathing and revulsion, finds King and Buford pushing even further into the horrifying unknown.
THE BODY are currently touring throughout October and November in the US (dates below) with planned European dates early next year.
THE BODY US Tour Dates:
Thu Oct 17 Portland, OR – The Know w/ Braveyoung, The New Trust
Fri Oct 18 Olympia, WA – The Northern
Sat Oct 19 Seattle, WA – The Highline
Mon Oct 21 Billings, MT – The Railyard
Wed Oct 23 Minneapolis, MN – Hexagon w/ False
Thu Oct 24 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle w/ Oozing Wound
Fri Oct 25 Milwaukee, WI – Riverwest Free Space
Sat Oct 26 Columbus, OH – The Summit
Sun Oct 27 Pittsburgh, PA – The Shop
Tue Oct 29 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie w/ Pissgrave, Krieg, Drums Like Machine Guns
Wed Oct 30 Providence, RI – Machines With Magnets
Thu Oct 31 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
Sun Nov 3 New Orleans, LA – The Mushroom
Mon Nov 4 Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon
Tue Nov 5 Little Rock, AR – Whitewater Tavern
Sun Nov 10 Phoenix, AZ – Wall St.
Mon Nov 11 Los Angeles, CA – Vacation Vinyl
Tue Nov 12 San Diego, CA – The Soda Bar w/ Author and Punisher, Diamond Lakes
Wed Nov 13 Santa Monica, CA – Almost Heaven
Sat Nov 23 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater w/ Neurosis, Tragedy, Atriarch
Christs, Redeemers is out now via Thrill Jockey Records on CD, 2xLP, Digital formats and you can read Jamie’s recent review HERE.
Photo Credit: Megan Holmes