[photo by Tim Wynarczuk]
As Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based hardcore sludge/grind outfit SECRET CUTTER prepares to release their gnarled second album Quantum Eraser this Friday, Noisey is streaming the entire record in its entirety.
A feedback-laden mindfuck, boiling with intensity, the eleven tracks on SECRET CUTTER's Quantum Eraser deliver a brutalizing, by-the-throat attack delivered through excruciating volume levels. The album was recorded by drummer Jared Stimpfl at Captured Recordings Studio (Jesus Piece, Ultra Mantis Black), mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Integrity, Obituary), and completed with cover art by Thomas Hooper (Neurosis, Converge).
Noisey declares of Quantum Eraser, "There is something just so deliciously satisfying about this kind of willful genre-fucking; grind/sludge is sort of like powerviolence's bitter, heavier older brother, who's spent a bit more time studying chord progressions, pondering dynamics, and frying his brain, but is still an absolute miserable bastard."
Endure SECRET CUTTER's Quantum Eraser LP in its seismic entirety at Noisey RIGHT HERE.
Quantum Eraser will see release on LP and digital formats this Friday, July 6th, with Deathwissh Inc. handling North American distribution, and Holy Roar Records distributing for Europe; find LP preorders HERE and digital preorders via iTunes HERE and Bandcamp HERE.
SECRET CUTTER has booked a record release show in Brooklyn on July 13th with Hell To Pay. Additional shows follow August 1st in Pittsburgh with Noisem, and another in Philadelphia August 17th with grindcore legends Enemy Soil. Watch for additional tour dates to be announced in the weeks ahead.
SECRET CUTTER Live:
7/13/2018 Lucky 13 Saloon - Brooklyn, NY w/ Hell To Pay, Phantom Pain
8/01/2018 Howlers - Pittsburgh, PA w/ Noisem
8/17/2018 The Trocadero (Upstairs) - Philadelphia, PA w/ Enemy Soil, Congenital Death
For a decade SECRET CUTTER has steadily built a reputation for their unique genre-bending vision for sludge and grindcore. Their sound is at once familiar, utilizing the blueprint of Floor or Eyehategod, but conveyed through a distorted lens that is as original as it is heavy. The minimalist three-piece -- vocalist Ekim, drummer Jared Stimpfl, and guitarist Evan Morey -- has created a crushingly heavy, angry sound that is solely their own. SECRET CUTTER's 2014 debut LP, Self Titled, was critically acclaimed for its eclectic songwriting and heaviness. Now, after a nearly four-year wait, the band returns with the decimating Quantum Eraser.