Future Noise has pulled two of the UK’s grittiest from beneath the Earth’s crust to give us a 12” split. Bastard of the Skies, from Blackburn, take side A with four tracks spanning 20 minutes of intense pounding. On the flip side, Grimpen Mire, from Birmingham, unleash three tracks of intense sludge to put the nails in the coffin of anyone who’s listening.
Bastard of the Skies – “Yarn”
All seven songs were recorded by Bastard of the Skies’ guitarist/vocalist Matt Richardson at his own Full Stack Studio, and to further reinforce the massive weight of both bands, master of sonic grimness, James Plotkin (OLD, Khanate, Khlyst), was roped in for a typically amazing mastering job.
The limited 12″ is adorned by Michael Cowell’s deeply evocative *artwork, perfectly capturing the feeling of creeping dread evoked by both bands.
Order the split at: futurenoise.bigcartel.com
Bastard of the Skies + Grimpen Mire Split 12″ Track Listing:
1. Yarn (BASTARD OF THE SKIES)
2. Bao Fu (BASTARD OF THE SKIES)
3. Wounder (BASTARD OF THE SKIES)
4. Old Vessels (BASTARD OF THE SKIES)
5. Hollow Wreck (GRIMPEN MIRE)
6. Vermin Hive (GRIMPEN MIRE)
7. Fragments Of Forgotten Craft (GRIMPEN MIRE)
Bastard of the Skies Is:
Matt Richardson – vocals/guitar
Claire Horrocks – bass
Matt Aldred – drums
Grimpen Mire Is:
Paul Van Linden – bass/vocals
Jim Goad – guitar/vocals
Ian Davis – drums
Rock Hard \m/