UNSANE share new track

Av Andrea Chirulescu
(Southern Lord)

photo credit: Dan Joeright

Unsane share crushing new track "The Grind" from the incoming eighth LP, Sterilize released via Southern Lord on September 29th

About the track, Unsane guitarist/vocalist Chris Spencer states, “This is the drum crusher we’ve been looking forward to doing live! A song about living to the fullest while you’ve got the chance”. “The Grind” is now available at Spotify, iTunes, and Apple Music and can also be head on Unsane's bandcamp page

Since 1988, Unsane has been delivering caustic grooves and foundation-crumbling riffs. As a power trio, they have honed in on their hammering, power-press rhythm section, searing Telecaster howl, and distorted vocals that resemble a chainsaw cutting a steel beam. The band’s gnarled blend of punk, metal, noise, and hardcore assisted in pioneering a more aggressive, less studied version of noise rock, one that blended the scum/art industrial sturm und drang of Foetus, the Swans, Einsturzende Neubauten, and Sonic Youth with a decidedly more straightforward hardcore idiom. While developing the blueprint for noise bands to follow, Unsane cut a remarkable swath through underground music, inspiring a devoted, cult-like following around the globe, and helped to define the “AmRep sound” alongside other forerunners of the style, Today Is The Day, The Jesus Lizard, Helmet, Tad, Cows, Halo Of Flies, and Melvins.


Sterilize Track Listing:
1. Factory
2. The Grind
2. Aberration
4. No Reprieve
5. Lung
6. Inclusion
7. Distance
8. A Slow Reaction
9. We're Fucked
10. Avail

Closing a five-year gap since the 2012 release of their Wreck LP through Alternative Tentacles, Unsane makes a vicious return with Sterilize, a record that recalls the most defining elements of the band’s seminal Scattered, Smothered, And Covered and Occupational Hazard albums, surging with the band’s unrelenting singular sound created by guitarist/vocalist Chris Spencer, bassist/vocalist Dave Curran, and drummer Vinnie Signorelli. Sterilize showcases the group sounding as dense and damaging as ever, and sees them remaining as necessary as ever, nearly three decades since they began.


Album - CD and LP - together with band merch can be preordered here

Days after the release of Sterilize, Unsane will head to Europe on a tour that spans over a month, running from October 5th through November 7th, including the recently announced Southern Lord label showcase in Amsterdam on October 29th alongside Magma, Sunn O))), Okkultokrati, Wolfbrigade, Circle, Big|Brave, and Vitamin X. Following the European tour, they shall embark on a North American tour, further details of which can be found on the band's website. European dates below...

05/10/2017 Futurum – Prague, CZ
06/10/2017 Hydrozagadka – Warsaw, PL
07/10/2017 Carpe Diem – Wroclaw, PL
08/10/2017 Musik & Frieden – Berlin, DE
10/10/2017 Blä – Oslo, NO
11/10/2017 Kraken – Stockholm, SE
12/10/2017 Loppen – Copenhagen, DK
13/10/2017 Hafenklang – Hamburg, DE
14/10/2017 Desertfest – Antwerp, BE
15/10/2017 Les 4Ecluses – Dunkerque, FR
16/10/2017 The Dome – London, UK
17/10/2017 Petit Bain – Paris, FR
18/10/2017 Le Cafe Charbon – Nevers, FR
19/10/2017 Rockschool Barbey – Bordeaux, FR w/ Burning Heads
20/10/2017 Astrolabe – Orleans, FR w/ Burning Heads
21/10/2017 Gaswerk – Winterthur, CH
23/10/2017 Epicerie Moderne – Lyon, FR
24/10/2017 La Razzle – Marseille, FR
25/10/2017 Circolo Magnolia – Milan, IT
26/10/2017 Benicico Live – Giavera Del Montello, IT
27/10/2017 Traffic Live Club – Rome, IT
28/10/2017 FUZZ Club – Fraternity Of Sound - Athens, GR
29/10/2017 Melkweg Southern Lord showcase - Amsterdam, NL [info]
30/10/2017 Cinema Metropolis – Umbertide, IT
31/10/2017 Scugnizzo Liberato – Napoli, IT
01/11/2017 Freakout Club – Bologna, IT
02/11/2017 Tetris Club – Trieste, IT
03/11/2017 Arena – Vienna, AU
04/11/2017 Durer Kert – Budapest, HU
05/11/2017 Vintage Industrial Bar – Zagreb, HU
06/11/2017 Kino Siska – Ljubljana, SL
07/11/2017 PMK – Innsbruck, AT






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