En route to the October 27th arrival of their latest audio assault in The Sin of Human Frailty, END has delivered arguably their most evolved showing yet with the track, "Thaw".
Showcasing an embrace of electronica, the track offers a variation, albeit no less extreme, of the band's signature intensity while emphasizing their evolution as songwriters in the space of extreme music.
Coupled with a guest assist from Debbie Gough of lauded UK outfit Heriot, "Thaw" offers a shining example of how END's approach to crafting aggressive art, sources a vast pool of influences.
"'Thaw' is a thematically more bizarre exploration into electronics for END," the band said of the track. "It's a very boundary-less song and one of the more self-fulfilling moments found in the writing process. As a musician, it's important to express the purest intent of your thoughts, and sometimes that requires reaching beyond the normal instrumentation one is accustomed to. The result is something new for us, but also a part of us.
Thank you to Debbie Gough of Heriot for lending her voice to the track. And thank you for giving this new creative passage a listen."
The single is the latest from the sophomore release from END due out October 27th via Closed Casket Activities. Tapping into a potent, powerful amalgam of grind and metallic hardcore, accented with tinges of industrial making for an impenetrable final product.
Will Putney shared the headspace the band was in when putting pen to paper for this cycle. "Part of the goal was to do things our way," states Putney. "We didn't want to lean on our influences too heavily, whether it's in terms of production, guitar tone, arrangement, or other elements. We were like, 'Let's just make a record that sounds like END.' I feel like there's more of an identity to the band than there has ever been on this record."
The Sin of Human Frailty lands October 27th via Closed Casket Activities. Order the album - HERE
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10/26 — Philadelphia, PA — Underground Arts
10/27 — Baltimore, MD — Baltimore Soundstage
10/28 — Cincinnati, OH — Legends Bar & Venue
10/30 — Oklahoma City, OK — 89th Street
10/31 — Austin, TX — Elysium
11/02 — Mesa, AZ — Nile Theater
11/03 — San Diego, CA — Brick By Brick
11/04 — Los Angeles, CA — Lodge Room
11/05 — San Francisco, CA — Great American Music Hall
11/07 — Albuquerque, NM — Launchpad
11/08 — Denver, CO — The Bluebird Theater
11/10 — St Paul, MN — The Amsterdam
11/11 — Chicago, IL — Avondale Music Hall
11/12 — Detroit, MI — Sanctuary
11/13 — Cleveland, OH — No Class
11/14 — Toronto, ON — Lee's Palace
11/15 — Montreal, QC — Les Foufounes Electriques
11/16 — Cambridge, MA — Middle East/Downstairs
11/17 — Hamden, CT — Space Ballroom
11/18 — Brooklyn, NY — Monarch