Hissing – stream Seattle death metal trio’s EP for Southern Lord; New shows with SUNN O))) and BIG | BRAVE

May 24, 2016
 Ryan Avery

Ryan Avery

Hissing – stream Seattle death metal trio’s EP for Southern Lord; New shows with SUNN O))) and BIG | BRAVE

  The self-titled 7” EP by Seattle-based death metal trio, Hissing is now streaming, as the record is prepared for release by Southern Lord on June 10th.

  Dispatching a gruesome concoction of death metal with pungent blackened atmosphere and scathing sludge-dredging attributes, Hissing is comprised of bassist/vocalist Zach Wise, guitarist Joe O’Malley, and drummer Sam Pickel. The trio’s output merges the gnarled death tones of Incantation, Autopsy, and Winter, with more dissonant/angular elements of Portal, Blut Aus Nord, and others.


  The self-titled 7” bears the new hymns ‘Cairn’ and ‘Husk’ – the EP tracked by Rusty Graeff (Bone Sickness), mixed and produced by the band, with mastering handled by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, and cover art by Stefan Thanneur (Chaos Echœs). Hissing is thematically centred around the effects of the metropolitan environment on the human psyche and explores themes of agoraphobia, urban decay, and incarceration.

  Hissing will join labelmates BIG | BRAVE and SUNN O))) on their upcoming run of tour dates through the Midwestern states in early June, having also provided support for the West Coast leg of the same tour earlier this month. The band are also added to the three-day Covenant Festival II in Vancouver, British Columbia in June, joining Auroch, Sempiternal Dusk, Wolvhammer, Taake, Drawn And Quartered, and many others. Stand by for additional upcoming live shows to be announced.


06/06/16 The Ready Room – St. Louis, MO w/ SUNN O))), BIG | BRAVE

07/06/16 Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL w/ SUNN O))), BIG | BRAVE

08/06/16 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH w/ SUNN O))), BIG | BRAVE

09/06/16 El Club – Detroit, MI w/ SUNN O))), BIG | BRAVE

11/06/16 Theatre Fairmount – Montreal, QC w/ SUNN O)))

18/06/16 Hindenburg – Vancouver, BC @ Covenant Festival II [info]

05/08/16 Highline Bar – Seattle, WA w/ Come To Grief, Bell Witch

Southern Lord will issue Hissing on June 10th; pre-orders can be placed via the Southern Lord store.
“…there’s a lot more going on here than mere Incantation aping. Most notable is their partiality for disgusting sludgy dirges and atonal, textured quality of the guitar work, which is rendered unexpectedly clean on their latest release…” – NOISEY

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