The debut full-length album from COWARDS (hardcore/sludge/black metal) is now available for free download, and pre-order on Throatruiner Records (alongside releases from Birds In Row, Comity, Love Sex Machine and many more). “Shooting Blanks And Pills” will be released in late June on limited 12″ vinyl (300 copies hand-numbered) with the help of Hellbound Records. Drawing their influence from bands such as Eyehategod, Kickback or Deathspell Omega, the parisian band features current and ex-members of Death Mercedes, Hangman’s Chair, Eibon, Glorior Belli & more.
COWARDS – “Shooting Blanks And Pills”
About the album
Gathering parisians with an already strong pedigree in dark and heavy music, COWARDS regurgitates gutter hardcore, unhealthy sludge/doom and nauseous black metal in “Shooting Blanks And Pills”, their deeply raw and anxiogenic debut release. Only six months were needed to give birth to this full-length, monstrosity with a desperate urban feeling, bridge between the knife-in-the-heart crudeness of Eyehategod or Kickback and the majestic darkness of bands like Deathspell Omega or Thou. With a sound carrying smells of pissy streets and the dry blood you get for a sidelong glance, producer Francis Caste have perfectly catched the gist of these 38 minutes, recreating this forced apnea in a bile tank with a no frills approach.
COWARDS features current and ex-members of Sickbag, Death Mercedes, Hangman’s Chair, Eibon, Glorior Belli, Dacast, and Colossus of Destiny.