THE BODY & SANDWORM Join Forces For Split LP Due To Be Released In October Via Thrill Jockey

The Body / Sandworm - Split LP Artwork

Well, THE BODY are a productive lot? After releasing collaborative records with The Haxan Cloak (I Shall Die Here) and Thou (Released From Love) earlier this year, they’re back and this time teaming up with SANDWORM for a bone-crushingly brutal split LP. Both bands have roots within the Providence, Rhode Island underground scene that takes unbridled negativity and spins it in opposite directions.

THE BODY are legendary in both underground extreme music enclaves and the wider community of metal fans. Masters of expansive expressions of pure sadness that incorporate sounds and instruments far beyond what is typical in the realm of heavy metal, best expressed in their 2013 Thrill Jockey debut Christs, Redeemers.

SANDWORM (Ben Eberle and Pat Reilly) are a young and hungry duo, making raw unapologetic punk-like black metal. Both bands have been friends for a long time. Ben contributed vocals to the two most recent albums by THE BODY, while Pat played viola on THE BODY’s 2010 album All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood.

The contrast between the corrosive guitars and concise blasts of energy that SANDWORM offers up and the grisly, detailed sprawl by THE BODY displays the diversity of the Providence, RI scene and amplifies each band’s unique abilities to create meaningful expressions of darkness and anger.

Listen to SANDWORM‘s savage track Desert Warfare below:

THE BODY & SANDWORM Split LP will be released via Thrill Jockey Records on 20th October in Europe, it will be available on LP and the tracks list is as follows:

THE BODY / SANDWORM Split tracks list:
1. The Manic Fire (16:09) (The Body)
2. Traveling Towards… (Sandworm)
3. Desert Warfare (Sandworm)
4. Only Tears (Sandworm)
5. Bonesaw (Sandworm)
6. Gestalt Dreams (Sandworm)
7. Fullmoon (Sandworm)
8. Golden Path (Sandworm)
9. Land of Sand(Sandworm)
10. Black Hatred (True Hatred) (Sandworm)
1. Amid (Sandworm)

Both bands will also be playing North American shows together throughout September and October, the full dates are below:

Fri Oct 3 Seattle, WA – The Highline w/ Sandworm
Sat Oct 4 Vancouver, BC – The Astoria w/ Sandworm
Sun Oct 5 Portland, OR – Slabtown w/ Sandworm
Tue Oct 7 Oakland, CA – Night Light w/ Sandworm
Wed Oct 8 San Francisco, CA – El Rio w/ Sandworm
Thu Oct 9 Fresno, CA – Love Captive w/ Sandworm
Sat Oct 11 Los Angeles, CA – A Day In The Desert Fest w/ Blondes, Kwaidan & more
Mon Oct 13 Los Angeles, CA – Five Star Bar w/ Sandworm
Tue Oct 14 Las Vegas, NV – Cheyenne Saloon w/ Sandworm
Wed Oct 15 San Bernadino, CA – Black Flame w/ Sandworm
Thu Oct 16 San Diego, CA – Che Cafe w/ Sandworm
Fri Oct 17 Phoenix, AZ – 51 West w/ Sandworm
Sat Oct 18 Tucson, AZ – Southwest Terror Fest
Sun Oct 19 Albuquerque, NM – Burt’s Tiki Lounge w/ Sandworm
Mon Oct 20 Denver, CO – Mutiny Info Cafe w/ Sandworm
Tue Oct 21 Salt Lake City, UT – Shred Shed
Wed Oct 22 Boise, ID – Crazy Horse