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UNIFORM AND THE BODY COLLABORATE FOR A NEW ALBUM, MENTAL WOUNDS NOT HEALING TO BE RELEASED ON JUNE THE 8TH ON SACRED BONES RECORDS

May 28, 2018

UNIFORM AND THE BODY COLLABORATE FOR A NEW ALBUM, MENTAL WOUNDS NOT HEALING
TO BE RELEASED ON JUNE THE 8TH ON SACRED BONES RECORDS

Uniform and The Body have joined forces for a collaboration that pushes both bands far beyond their roots in industrial music and metal – creating an immersive listening experience that truly transcends genre.

Having been longtime fans of the band, Uniform vocalist Michael Berdan and guitarist Ben Greenberg jumped at the opportunity to tour with boundary-pushing duo, The Body, last spring. During the planning phase of the tour, Berdan and Lee Buford from The Body started corresponding regularly. Ultimately, Berdan asked Buford if he and The Body cofounder Chip King would be interested in making a collaborative record with Uniform. Buford enthusiastically assented, and the seed of Mental Wounds Not Healing was sown.

A few months after the genesis of the idea, Berdan and Greenberg went to the legendary underground Providence studio Machines With Magnets, where The Body were finishing up work on their latest album. King and Buford had a ton of cool beats and music ready that Berdan played synth bass lines over. Greenberg then played guitar over Berdan’s bass lines, and the songs began to take shape.

After the Machine With Magnets session, engineer Seth Manchester sent Greenberg stems of the tracks to work on back in Brooklyn. Berdan recorded vocals in the hallway of Greenberg’s tiny apartment, and the raw intensity of that makeshift session served as the perfect counterpoint for King’s unmistakable voice. Effectively, every song on Mental Wounds Not Healing is a duet between Berdan and King.

The title of the record is a line stolen from the chorus of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train.” Most of the titles are culled from horror literature and cinema, with specific nods to Shirley Jackson, Jack Ketchum, and Elem Klimov. Thematically, the songs have to do with feeling trapped in one’s own mind, projecting images over and over again of a future in shambles before it even gets a chance to happen. It is about hopelessness, anxiety, and depression so familiar that they seem like permanent fixtures of one’s psyche and identity.

 

Uniform & The Body
Metal Wounds Not Healing
Sacred Bones Records
June 8, 2018
Track list: 
1 – Dead River
2 – The Curse of Eternal Life
3 – Come and See
4 – The Boy With Death in His Eyes
5 – In My Skin
6 – We Have Always Lived in the Castle
7 – Empty Comforts
Mental Wounds Not Healing will be released June 8th as part of Sacred Bones’ Alliance Series.
There will be a limited edition clear vinyl version. Check here for more details and to pre-order.

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