Cvlt Nation is streaming Abysmal, the violent second full-length from Nashville, Tennessee-based hardcore/powerviolence duo, THETAN, days ahead of its release this Friday through Anti-Corporate Music.
Ending a four-year release hiatus in releasing recorded material, THETAN delivers Abysmal, continuing their legacy of creating point-blank, depressive, powerviolent hardcore. The album deploys eighteen pulverizing tracks in just as many minutes, an intense offering which sees the band simultaneously exploring new territory with more nuanced stylings, though never straying from the pulverizing delivery that they have adopted for the past years. Recorded by Eliott Virula., Abysmal was mastered by the band’s Dan Emery through his own Black Matter Mastering (Buzzov*en, Kool Keith, Dwarves, Krieg). Fully complimenting the sonic chaos, the LP version features animated vinyl etchings the company has provided for such artists as the Rolling Stones, Grateful Dead, Dälek, and others.
With their advance stream of Abysmal, Cvlt Nation declares, “…Abysmal is a huge can of audio whoop ass that will whip you into a frenzy! Damn, this Nashville duo have brought the goods once again with their short, powerful songs that are not for the weak of heart.”
THETAN declares, “Abysmal is the culmination of years of kicks in the head and missed therapy sessions. The lyrical themes are an unfortunate glimpse into the disrupted human mind. A psychological bloodletting. The musical accompaniment is the manifestation of a life of manic episodes and oppressive guilt and shame. This album represents the ugliness in all humans, except for us, we’re fine as hell.”
Stream THETAN’s pulverizing Abysmal LP at Cvlt Nation HERE.
Abysmal will see release on digital and animated-etched LP on February 1st via Anti-Corporate Music. Find preorders at the label webshop HERE and at Bandcamp HERE.
THETAN has booked a hometown release show for Abysmal, the gig secured at DRKMTTR in Nashville for February 15th. Watch for more widespread touring to be announced shortly.
2/15/2019 DARKMTTR – Nashville, TN *Abysmal release show w/ Knuckle Dragger, Shill, Bazookatooth [info]
THETAN was spawned from the remnants of Nashville hardcore band Sanctions in 2011. Opting to forgo finding a new guitar player, and move forward as a two-piece, they recorded their first EP, Welcome To Whine Country, a mere three months after their first band practice. Since then, the outfit has released an LP titled Laughed At By The Gods, five split releases including splits with Bleed The Pigs, Bible Thumper, and others, as well as several singles, compilation tracks, and more preceding their new LP, Abysmal. Fans of Nails, Weekend Nachos, Dead In The Dirt, Hatred Surge, Die Choking, and the like should investigate the blasting ways of Abysmal.