While I have yet to hear any tracks from the upcoming split release from Thrill Jockey label-mates, Black Pus and Oozing Wound, the combination of names was too perfect to ignore. The release will be out on June 6th, so I'm hoping to hear something before then so I can at least assess somewhat the potential damage this release is likely to inflict. In the meantime, I can at least display some cover art and provide links to songs from past albums, namely the Black Pus track, "1,000 Years," and Oozing Wound's "Welcome to the Spaceship, Motherfucker," (a yardstick by which all song titles should be measured as far as I'm concerned.)
Information, artwork and links come courtesy of Thrill Jockey Records.
BLACK PUS & OOZING WOUND SET TO RELEASE SPLIT LP
OUT ON 16TH JUNE
It had to happen right? With names like that? Thrill Jockey label-mates and kindred spirits Black Pus and Oozing Wound have joined forces for a limited vinyl-only split LP release featuring brand new tracks from each!
In May 2013, The Empty Bottle in Chicago hosted one of the nastiest line-ups in the history of the venue: Chicago thrash upstarts Oozing Wound opening up for Black Pus, the raucous and otherworldly solo project of artist and famed Lightning Bolt drummer Brian Chippendale, whose All My Relations had been released just a month prior.
An instant bond was formed that night between the Pus and the Ooze, and it wasn’t long before plans were set in motion for these kindred spirits to occupy the same slab of lovely vinyl. The Black Pus/Oozing Wound split captures both bands energy in a raw form. Intended as a limited edition record, the split is not a mere raw blast, it shows a new side to Black Pus and is a teaser for the monster second album from Oozing Wound due out later this year (a follow up to 2013's Retrash).
The split LP is presented as a double A-side pressed on virgin vinyl with free download card and cover art from both Brian Chippendale and Sam Nigrosh (Oozing Wound’s visual companion).
Black Pus will tour Europe this summer, including an appearance at Roskilde Festival in July. Full dates below:
Black Pus June & July European Tour
Thu June 26th Rotterdam, Netherlands - Worm - tickets
Fri June 27th Larz, Germany - Fusion Festival - tickets
Sat June 28th Weikersheim, Germany - Club W71 - tickets
Mon June 30th Vienna, Austria - Fluc - tickets
Tue July 1st Nurnberg, Germany - K4 - tickets
Wed July 2nd Munich, Germany - Feierwerk - tickets
Fri Jul 4th Roskilde, Denmark - Roskilde Festival - tickets
Black Pus on Facebook / Twitter
Oozing Wound on Facebook / Twitter
1. Blood Will Run (Black Pus)
2. Total Eclipse (Black Pus)
3. Ganja Gremlin (Oozing Wound)
4. Aging Punk (Oozing Wound)
5. All Things Must Pass Out (Oozing Wound)
Tour dates HERE
"Brian Chippendale is a ball of energy" - The Quietus
"Brian Chippendale has no interest in making his puzzles easy, but Christ, it’s just wonderful to hear him playing drums" - Drowned In Sound
"Chicago trio Oozing Wound play loud, brash and snotty crossover thrash with a penchant for the kind of big, obnoxious riffs that can’t fail to plaster a huge grin across your face" - Terrorizer
“F**k a band aid, it's all about an OOZING WOUND!” - Cvlt Nation
Thrill Jockey label-mates and kindred spirits Black Pus and Oozing Wound have joined together for a strictly limited vinyl-only split LP release. The LP is presented as a double A-side pressed on virgin vinyl with free download card and cover art from both Brian Chippendale and Sam Nigrosh (Oozing Wound’s visual companion). This is a pre-order for June 17th street date. All orders containing this item will ship on or before the street date. On May 7th, 2013 The Empty Bottle hosted one of the nastiest bills in the history of the venue – Chicago thrash upstarts Oozing Wound opening up for Black Pus, the raucous and otherworldly solo project of artist and drummer Brian Chippendale, whose All My Relations had been released just a month prior. Both bands played earth-shattering sets, leaving all in attendance in the kind of daze that is unique to extended exposure to incredible, and incredibly loud, music. The bond formed that night between the Pus and the Ooze was instant, and it wasn’t long before plans were set in motion for these kindred spirits to occupy the same slab of vinyl. The Black Pus/Oozing Wound split captures both bands energy in a raw form. Intended as a limited edition record, the split is not a mere raw blast, it shows a new side to Black Pus and is a teaser for the monster sophomore album from Oozing Wound being mixed in April 2014.
“Blood Will Run,” which opens the Black Pus side of the LP, is the first Black Pus track to feature clean vocals, free of the distortion and hiss that has always masked Chippendale’s vocals be that live or on record. Chippendale chose to record the vocals unaffected in order that they could be up front, in the listener’s face. The song deals with the senseless shooting of Jordan Davis by Michael Dunn after a disagreement over loud music coming from an SUV that Davis was a passenger in. “Total Eclipse” is a 14-minute epic that, in classic Chippendale fashion, is driven by his galvanic drumming and caked in glorious noise.
Oozing Wound provide three tracks that are pure studio creations, the product of editing down 4 hours of audio into one concise 15 minute blast of primitive riffs, bass moans, and lurching drums. “Ganja Gremlin” and “Aging Punk” retain the bands signature reckless abandon and humor, but deviate from the format of the bulk of the songs on the band’s debut Retrash. “All Things Must Pass Out” is pure, sludgy riff worship.
Black Pus will tour Europe this summer, playing the Roskilde Festival in July. Oozing Wound will be playing the Gilead Media Metal festival in July in addition to some east coast dates. Their second album is due out in August 2014.
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