Erie, Pennsylvania-based doom/death industrial hyrid Abjection Ritual is preparing to issue the third album "Soul Of Ruin, Body Of Filth," on April 6th. This is the band's second release for Malignant Records. The label has issued the album's track listing and artwork by Leviathan's Jef Whitehead, which you can check out at the bottom.
With "Soul Of Ruin, Body Of Filth," Abjection Ritual emerges as a far different beast than on prior recordings, now fully untethered by genre constraints and conventions. "Soul Of Ruin, Body Of Filth" is a vast progression from past releases, incorporating guitars, bass, and a live drummer into the arsenal, and in doing so has crafted a far more diverse, idiosyncratic vision, while retaining the atmospherics of heavy electronics and industrial ambience for which the band is for known throughout the scene. Like a hybrid of Enemy Of The Sun-era Neurosis, early Swans, Godflesh, IRM, and Khanate, mixed with the caustic doom sludge of Halo and Indian, "Soul Of Ruin, Body Of Filth" is a far more diverse and eclectic journey than the band's previous works.
"Soul Of Ruin, Body Of Filth" features guest appearances by Rennie Resmini (Starkweather) and author Christopher Ropes, as will be released on a six-panel digipak CD featuring artwork by Jef Whitehead (Leviathan). Studio samples and pre-order links will be issued shortly.
The track listing and artwork can be found here:
2. Body Of Filth
3. Blood Mother
4. Deathbed Conversion
6. Carnassial Passage
7. Old Sins