Alternative Press has interrogated Virginia/North Carolina-based LOINCLOTH as the instrumental metal cult prepares to issue their final album, Psalm Of The Morbid Whore, via Southern Lord at the end of September. The interview is posted alongside an exclusive premiere of new single "Ibex (To Burn In Hell Is To Refine)."
Offers Alternative Press of the new single, "The track is unusual for LOINCLOTH because not only is it of epic length (just short of eight minutes on an album where the bulk of tracks never get past three), but it also finds the band experimenting with atmospheric vistas along with their pneumatic tightness."
Submit yourself to LOINCLOTH's "Ibex (To Burn In Hell Is To Refine)" here.
Psalm Of The Morbid Whore will see digital and vinyl release through Southern Lord on September 29th; find preorders at the Southern Lord webshop HERE and Bandcamp HERE. Join LOINCLOTH in their final hour of worship.
LOINCLOTH is a culmination of years of worshiping at the altar of the riff. Psalm Of The Morbid Whore arrives with the promise of absolute pummel! Guitarist Tannon Penland and drummer Steve Shelton (Confessor) return with their twisted brand of instrumental metal on the forthcoming Psalm Of The Morbid Whore, this time around also enlisting the infernal hands of Tomas Phillips on bass, who collaborated with Penland in experimental outfit Gauchiste for their self-titled 2012's release through Little Black Cloud Records. Penland, Shelton, and Phillips were joined by guitarist Craig Hilton who contributed to composition and live sonic assaults on tour with Sunn O))) and at festivals from Barcelona's Day OF Doom and Power Of The Riff in Los Angeles, to Richmond's GWAR-B-Q.
Packing nine new passages into a half-hour assault on Psalm Of The Morbid Whore, white-knuckled twists wrench in one's gut like a rusted blade, though the by-the-throat percussive attack and tonal attributes are already enough to suffocate the listener. As with their 2012-released Southern Lord debut LP, Iron Balls Of Steel, LOINCLOTH returned to Pershing Hill Sound in Raleigh, North Carolina to record with Greg Elkins, while mastering is helmed by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Corrosion Of Conformity, Sunn O))), Obituary) at Audiosiege.