‚ÄúIt saddens me to know that the predominantly commercial music purveyors of today give such scan consideration to the enrichment of your gentle spirit. Perhaps they have forgotten¬†where it dwells.‚ÄĚ

This past Friday, June 2 marked what would have been the 100th birthday of Ernest Hood. Here’s to the joy in reminiscence that his music continues to bring to this day and to new listeners everywhere.

I Shall Die Here / Earth Triumphant, is an expanded edition of the fourth full-length album by The Body, first released to widespread acclaim, and terror, in 2014.

Sharing their moribund vision with Bobby Krlic, aka The Haxan Cloak, the tried and true sound of The Body is mutilated by process and re-animated in a spectral state I Shall Die Here. Revisited a year short of its tenth anniversary, the album is expanded to include the previously unreleased Earth Triumphant, a full-length companion that would become I Shall Die Here under Krlic’s scalpel, showcasing The Body’s brutality in its most primal form.

With both albums revisited and remixed by The Body and Seth Manchester at Machines With Magnets (Mdou Moctar, Model/Actriz, Lingua Ignota) and remastered by Matt Colton at Metropolis Studios, this is the definitive edition of a shocking classic of unbridled bleakness and innovation.
To mark today‚Äôs announcement,¬†Jason Evans, long time collaborator of RVNG, returns with¬†a video for¬†‚ÄúA Cloud Broke Open.‚Ä̬†Evans produced and directed the short film¬†At the Mercy of It All¬†around the release of¬†I Shall Die Here, which is well worth revisiting along this new visual reassembled from the film‚Äôs footage.
I Shall Die Here / Earth Triumphant arrives Friday, June 30 2023. Standard black and white double vinyl editions will be available wide, with a Blood Red edition available exclusively / directly from The Body and RVNG.

Landing somewhere between¬†Gram Parsons¬†and a¬†Guy Called Gerald,¬†Dylan Moon’s¬†‚ÄúAbsolute” is the next sign of (after)life from¬†Song & Dance, a new four song EP arriving Friday, June 16.

On ‚ÄúAbsolute,‚ÄĚ Moon‚Äôs circle expands to include the talents of¬†Pao Yumol, aka¬†Goose Pimple, on guitar,¬†Milo Talwani¬†on¬†organ, and¬†Hannah Rainey¬†on vocals. Moon and Rainey trade vocal lines and melodies draped across lyrics depicting an anthropogenic turn for the better. At least¬†from the vantage of two beings online and in love.

Ahead of some exceptionally bonkers news next week for fans of existentially terrifying music, The Body took over RVNG’s monthly Friends & Fiends residency on NTS yesterday. Hit the archives for a slate of brutal neck breakers from Brainkillers, Bones & Natty, General Levy, and much more.