Fresh off an epically successful US journey supporting bong-wielding metal legion, Weedeater, Australia’s favorite thrash grind behemoths, KING PARROT, will drop the maniacal wares of their Dead Set long player upon the masses later this month.
Captured by Philip H. Anselmo and Michael Thompson with Steve Berrigan at the infamous Nodferatu’s Lair (Down, Eyehategod, Superjoint Ritual et al) in Louisiana, Dead Set touts ten grind-laden, punk-infused odes of fuck-all audio savagery. A true leap forward from their debut, Dead Set exhibits a distinct maturity from a band who’s committed to the rigors of international touring, slaying audiences through Asia, North America, Europe and Australia on a regular basis. In an early impression of the record, PureGrainAudio offers, “Unstoppably relentless from the get-go, Dead Set is a ferocious album to listen to with the punk sneer of ‘Like A Rat’ sounding like, for want of a better description, Cancer Bats bastardizing the ’80s Bay Area thrash scene. Elsewhere Dead Set is just rammed full of stomping, grinding, raging thrash. None of that retro-thrash shit; this is just heads down, fuck-you thrashing insanity.” While The Metal Den commends, “ten brutally dark and rampaging cuts,” further gushing, “What I love is that the full fuckin’ throttle momentum does not slow down one bit whatsoever and the last batch of tracks — ‘Sick In The Head,’ ‘Punisher,’ and ‘Reject’ — will have you straight up cheering for these dudes… Any fan of punk and metal music will definitely want to add this one to their collection, because this group is fuckin' bad ass.”
Dead Set will infiltrate North America on May 19th via Housecore Records. Digital preorders are now available via iTunes at itunes.apple.com/us/album/dead-set/id979689595. Physical preorder bundles are available at: www.thehousecorestore.com/.