Relapse Records is proud to announce the signing of Washington, D.C.-based ILSA. The death/crust/doom quintet has been making waves in the underground for the last seven years, and has released four full-lengths and two splits with the likes of Hooded Menace and Seven Sisters of Sleep via A389 Recordings Contagion Releasing. You can stream ILSA's latest album, The Felon's Claw, via Bandcamp HERE.
ILSA has completed recording of a split with fellow Relapse deathmongers COFFINS! Recorded at Developing Nations in Baltimore, MD with producer Kevin Bernstein, the as-yet-untitled split is currently being mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Noothgrush, etc) and will include one track from each artist. The split will see release via Relapse Records in early January and also features artwork by ILSA's Joshy.
The band commented on the signing,
"Ilsa is really psyched to be a part of Relapse Records. To be listed among so many great bands is pretty unreal. Hopefully this will help us bring more filth, depravity, devil worship, pornography, drugs, and horror to people all over this rapidly dying orb."
ILSA will be playing one show this November in Baltimore before hunkering down to write its fifth album.
Nov 06 Baltimore, MD The Sidebar with Vastum, Trenchgrinder, Genocide Pact, Bestial Evil
Formed in 2008, Washington, D.C.’s ILSA has wasted no time in spreading its unique brand of cloying, compelling and crusty death/doom throughout the underground and beyond. Ever since the release of its debut full-length The Maggots Are Hungry (Odium Generis Humani), ILSA has produced nearly one effort every year, including three further full-length LPs and two splits with like-minded extreme metal comrades and Relapse labelmates Seven Sisters of Sleep and Hooded Menace. The band has shown just as much ambition on the live circuit as well – ILSA has played numerous festivals in D.C., performed Maryland Deathfest in 2013, and has played shows throughout the US with artists such as Windhand, Coffins, and many others. After the May 2015 release of the band’s fourth album, The Felon’s Claw (A389 Recordings), ILSA signed to Relapse Records, and is now preparing to write yet another full-length in the near future.
Joshy – Drums
Orion – Vocals
Brendan – Guitar
Sharad – Bass
Tim – Guitar