I love it when my two favorite interests collide… Relapse Records have announced the signing of Ultramantis Black. Philly wrestling fans might find that name familiar, dude is one of the stars of independent promotions Chikara and CZW.
I love the first paragraph of the press release announcing the signing:
Relapse Records is extremely proud to announce the signing of hardcore aural terrorists UltraMantis Black! Hailing from parts unknown, UltraMantis Black is the musical manifestation of underground professional wrestling legend UltraMantis Black himself, backed by a cadre of anonymous musicians/warriors who may or may not feature ex- and current members of Pissed Jeans and Pilgrim Fetus. Simply put, UMB is the greatest band you've never heard.
Aural terrorists is a fantastic description for a band!
An EP is due out in early 2014, and I can't wait to hear what his band sounds like. Prepare for Ultramantis overdrive on Metal Injection. For now, here are the top 10 moves of Ultramantis Black: