California based two piece Body Void is preparing to unleash its third dose of crushing doom. Entitled «Bury Me Beneath This Rotting Earth», the new album comes described as “a bold ambitious four track blackened doom opus,” whose recording happened in “June 2020 whilst the United States of America teemed with discordance and conflict under the heat of a sweltering summer and a tyrannical leader.” As such, it “evolved into a document of its surroundings; a product of its environment.” This comes reflected in the direct addressing of the state of the USA in the lyrics, “part love-letter, part manifesto, the tracks swing between the specific merciless destruction of climate change, and the complicit mindset that allows devastating harm to run rampant through society.” Below, listen to «Wound», the album’s opening song.
The press release goes on to address the instrumentation, stating that “the telluric nature of each track, in all their earthly, textured glory pay a sonic tribute to the earth. The expansive sounds and sludgy atmospherics make this a definitive doom record but with a progressive edge that hints at noise, punk and black metal.” Such statement can indeed be corroborated throughout the over ten minutes beast that is «Fawn».
Finally, the beautiful artwork depicted above comprises “a deer mid-transformation, and reflects the themes of metamorphosis present in the music.” The cover was created by Ibay Arifin Suradi, whose work already graced the covers of the «I Live Inside A Burning House» LP from 2018 and of the «You Will Know the Fear You Forced Upon Us» EP from 2019.
«Bury Me Beneath This Rotting Earth» is set for release on April 23 through Prosthetic and Tridroid Records on cassette, cd, digital, and vinyl formats. Pre-orders are available through Prosthetic here (cd, digital, and vinyl) and through Tridroid here (cassette).