Oakland-based thrash/hardcore killers WILDERNESS DREAM will release their second EP,Paralysis Rise, through Creator-Destructor Records tomorrow, and has let the album out of the cages for early public streaming.
With unhinged vocal sincerity, a blistering twin guitar assault, and an undeniably crushing rhythm section, WILDERNESS DREAM's sound and identity has naturally evolved into a more blackened and ominous thrash metal assault o Paralysis Rise. Recorded February through April of 2017 with Scott Goodrich at Nu-Tone Studios in Pittsburgh, California, Paralysis Rise pays homage to the death metal pioneers and legends of the '90s while injecting the band's own special vicious brand of intensity, creating a truly unique second release from one of the West Coast's most exciting up-and-coming heavy bands.
Stream WILDERNESS DREAM's Paralysis Rise in its entirety now RIGHT HERE.
Paralysis Rise will see release on 12" vinyl and digital platforms tomorrow, Friday, July 14th, via Creator-Destructor Records; find preorders at THIS LOCATION.
WILDERNESS DREAM 's West Coast tour in support of the EP is scheduled to overthrow the first week of August. Joined by their friends in Viral, the two bands will play San Francisco, Fullerton, Phoenix, San Diego, and Fresno. Additional regional shows are being booked, with a gig in Oakland now confirmed for September 23rd, and additional tour dates to be announced.
8/02/2017 El Rio - San Francisco, CA w/ Viral
8/03/2017 Programme - Fullerton, CA w/ Viral
8/04/2017 PV Lounge - Phoenix, AZ w/ Viral
8/05/2017 Til Two Club - San Diego, CA w/ Viral
8/06/2017 Strummer's - Fresno, CA w/ Viral
9/23/2017 Eli's Mile High Club - Oakland, CA
The seven new songs that comprise WILDERNESS DREAM's new assault retain the same intensity and urgency that characterized the band's self-titled debut, while boasting similar misanthropic, nihilistic lyrical content. However, the listener will quickly notice that the band has eliminated most remaining melodies and lingering punk influences and replaced them with a doubled-down violent dose of dissonant, razor-sharp riffs, and unpredictable, chaotic song structures. Tracks like "Spiritual Predator" and "The Observer" see the band at their most blistering speeds yet, thundering through every chainsaw-driven riff and tortured lyric without looking back, leaving the listener zero time to take a breath. At the same time, songs like "Venom," "Ghosts," and "No Light" see WILDERNESS DREAM bringing the tempos down to more stomping, punishing grooves, rounding out the EP with numerous unique and refreshing moments of sonic domination.