Christchurch, New Zealand-based brutal metal faction BLINDFOLDED AND LED TO THE WOODS has completed the band's merciless second full-length, Modern Adoxography. As they finalize the album for release in October, in conjunction with their shows supporting The Dillinger Escape Plan, the band has issued the album's "Licking A Landmine" early through a premiere at No Clean Singing.
BLINDFOLDED AND LED TO THE WOODS offers of the single, "'Licking A Landmine' is the second track from our new album Modern Adoxography. Musically it is a challenging song, flowing from fast paced savage riffage to slower destructive and punishing sludge. Lyrically we are touching on the linguistic hoops we all must jump through to survive in this PC society, and how in turn it has changed the way we communicate. It is one of our favorite songs to play live, the massive amounts of energy in the song always get the pit going, especially with that slamming outro!"
No Clean Singing issues, "'Licking A Landmine' includes elements of brutal death metal, tech-death, and grindcore, all mixed together with doses of off-planet weirdness. It hammers like a titanic pile-driver splitting concrete, swarms in insectile frenzies, and erupts in note flurries indicative of batshit derangement. And yet, the band have also infiltrated hooks within this mad juggernaut of a track, which will in turn infiltrate your head."
Stream BLINDFOLDED AND LED TO THE WOODS' "Licking A Landmine" at No Clean Singing only at THIS LOCATION.
BLINDFOLDED AND LED TO THE WOODS will independently release Modern Adoxography on CD and digital platforms on Friday, October 13th. Find preorders HERE.
BLINDFOLDED AND LED TO THE WOODS will provide support for The Dillinger Escape Plan on the band's final New Zealand tour dates in Wellington on October 24th and Auckland on October 25th. The band will announce additional live performances in the months ahead, and will tour beyond their native continent in 2018.
BLINDFOLDED AND LED TO THE WOODS w/ The Dillinger Escape Plan:
10/24/2017 San Francisco Bathhouse - Wellington, NZ [info]
10/25/2017 Kings Arms Tavern - Auckland, NZ [info]
Stand by for additional audio samples, a new video, tour dates, and more from BLINDFOLDED AND LED TO THE WOODS in the weeks ahead.
Modern Adoxography Track Listing:
1. The Owl and the Great Oak
2. Licking A Landmine
3. A Restless Transplant
4. The Pupil Constellation
5. Dust Between Bones
7. Meth Tooth
8. The Earwing Part II
9. Hospital Bed White
10. The Old Man With The Bell Around His Neck
BLINDFOLDED AND LED TO THE WOODS has been tearing up stages across New Zealand with their frantic live shows for the last seven years, having shared the stage with international acts Cryptopsy, Revocation, Aborted, Northlane, Suffocation, Decapitated, Psycroptic, King Parrot, and many others, their frenetic live shows gaining the band a wide base of loyal fans in the process.
Earlier this year, BLINDFOLDED AND LED TO THE WOODS recorded their sophomore albumModern Adoxography, the record manifesting everything audiences have come to love about the band, with ten relentless tracks in thirty-five minutes of crushing riffs, technical wizardry, and merciless vocals. While the band's musical foundation is built upon brutal death metal, elements of demented grindcore and bizarre sci-fi tones weave their way into the complex structures, resulting in an engaging and damaging listening experience. Modern Adoxography was produced by Joseph Veale and BLINDFOLDED AND LED TO THE WOODS, the album recorded at Blue Barn Studios with James Goldsmith, mixed by Samuel K. Sproull, and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music, completed with artwork and design by Syn Photography.
BLINDFOLDED AND LED TO THE WOODS:
Stace Fifield - Vocals
Stuart Henley-Minchington - Guitars, Vocals
Jared Morgan - Guitars, Vocals
Nick Smith - Bass, Synth, Keys, Noise
Tim Stewart - Drums, Percussion, Foley