Death metal trio Turbid North, featuring bassist Chris O'Toole of Unearth, have dropped a new single and video for their track "Slaves." The trio will be releasing their new LP, The Decline, on January 20, and can be pre-ordered now on Bandcamp. You can check out the video for "Slaves" just above.
A press release for "Slaves" reads in part, "[the track] perfectly showcases 's multi-dimensional attack: it churns and grinds furiously while all-powerful waves of doom swell under the surface. Turbid North's unique sound owns the territory between the blasting mania of bands like Napalm Death and Pig Destroyer, the crushing weight of Crowbar, and the mournful, melodic glory of Pink Floyd."
Turbid North kicked off the campaign for The Decline with a first single earlier this month called "The Old Ones," signaling that if you wanna kick off your year with grinding death doom, then this is the record for you.
Speaking about The Decline, Turbid North guitarist and vocalist Nick Forkel recently commented that "It's all part of one story. [The album's] a collection of songs that delves into the downfall and self-destruction of a person. I went through some personal things that spawned this idea. Real experiences influenced these songs, lyrically and musically. It's darker and more personal for me than any other Turbid North record."
The Decline will be Turbid North's first new release in seven years. Forged in Alaska and based out of Texas, Turbid North is currently comprised of vocalist/guitarist Forkel, plus bassist O'Toole and drummer Jono Garrett (Shock Withdrawal, Mos Generator).