Video Premiere: Kulk ‘Beyond Gone’ – New Album ‘It Gets Worse’ Drops 10th May via Human Worth

Raw and abrasive are certainly two words that spring to mind when talking about the Norfolk flatlands guitar and drums sludgey doom and noise-rock duo Kulk, who, after the success of 2021s Here Lies Kulk are counting down the days until they unleash their new eight-track long-player, It Gets Worse, through Human Worth on the 10th May.


Today, as a taster of the despondency to come, The Shaman is elated to bring the first single from their new album in the form of the anxiety-inducing video, which was directed and shot by Kris from Swing And A Miss, for the near three minute Beyond Kill, about which guitarist and vocalist Thom Longdin says…

‘As the most musically upbeat track on the record, we thought it would be fitting for to be the lead single and act as a metaphor for the whole record. Beyond Gone sums up the whole theme of the record in its simplest terms, greed manifest as pain’.

He then adds, ‘Everyone and their nan know or has a story about the time they took that extra edible even though they knew they didn’t need it. In that moment, all your hubris melts away as you look your desire in the eye and takes you to hell. This track and video is one of those stories, the fable of the time a dear friend of ours went to see Twilight’s Robert Pattinson as Batman’.

Now click play below to watch and listen to Beyond Gone

More On Kulk & ‘It Gets Worse’

Kulk’s latest album It Gets Worse comes two and a half years after the release of their thunderous and experimental sophomore album We Spare Nothing which saw them further define their unique and monolithic brand of heavy doom and sludge and sees the band mature massively in sound as well as cementing their place as the future of UK heavy music. Jade Ashleigh (drums) and Thom Longdin (vocals and guitar) have defined their sound massively across this release, focusing on louder and more aggressive cuts throughout this eight track album.

The first half of It Gets Worse gleefully drags us backwards through the sonic doom scape of the Kulk that we’re familiar with through wizzing saw noises, primal gurgles and chugging riffs. Mammoth hits a new stride for the band and sticks to its name well, elevating their sound into something unstoppable and stomping with much faster and aggressive passages than previous tracks.

Kulk Live

The lead single Beyond Gone turns a bleak and intoxicating stumble into a seriously cutting track and a good summary of the depth and heaviness across the rest of the release. Life Will Wait features Adam Sykes of Pigs x7 who approached the band about lending some guest guitar to the album which was captured in an exciting, on-the-road, recording shredding session and summated in the moments of respite and versatility in the bands songwriting.

Their infamous live shows and voracious touring schedule have garnered a tight cult of fans including genre traditionalists and complete outsiders alike due to their captivating displays of aggression and prowess in artistic performance. If you haven’t heard of Kulk yet, then it’s definitely time to start listening.

The album will be available to pre-order from 5th April and releasing in full on the 17th May 2024 through Human Worth on vinyl and digital – a UK charitable label showcasing incredible artists with a portion of all proceeds donated to help support those in crisis and ensuring that bands are paid fairly.

Kulk 'It Gets Worse' Pink & Black Swirl Vinyl
Kulk ‘It Gets Worse’ Pink & Black Swirl Vinyl

About It Gets Worse, the duo say, ‘This album is about the universal suffocating weight of hoping for more while navigating a climate where the apparatus for seeking it is being consistently undermined. What it feels like to not only struggle keeping your head above water, but to try jumping out from the deep end without loosing your trunks. It is selfish guilt and misplaced woe; desire is a distraction from the world at our feet’.

It Gets Worse Tracklist:
01. More
02. A Heavy Sigh
03. Out Of Reach
04. Mammoth
05. Beyond Gone
06. Fountain
07. Life Will Wait (featuring additional guitar from Adam Sykes of Pigs x7)
08. Less

Kulk is:
Jade Ashleigh – Drums
Thom Longdin – Guitar, Vocals

It Gets Worse, the new album from the sludge and doom duo releases on 10th May through Human Worth. Pre-sales start this Friday, 5th April for the limited pink and black swirl vinyl along with a special edition of signed copies and digital download. As with all Human Worth releases, 10% of the sale proceeds will be donated to the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust Charitable Fund.

Label: Human Worth
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