Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 3:26PM
Having recently announced their official partnership with Southern Lord, Swedish crust lords MARTYRDÖD this week proudly unveil the details on, as well as hurl forth the planet's first listen to, their foreboding new full-length, Paranoia. The ninth of eleven tracks forming the scathing Paranoia, "Köttberg" is one of the most direct tracks on the album, showing the world the band's straightforward d-beat oriented style with crushing strength.
Rip it up to MARTYRDÖD's Köttberg" through an exclusive premiere via Pitchfork, RIGHT HERE.
Set for North American CD/digital release on May 22nd, with the vinyl version to follow on June 19th, Paranoia is the first of several MARTYRDÖD recordings slated for release via Southern Lord. Recorded in the depths of the infamous Studio Fredman (At The Gates, Amon Amarth, Opeth), the album rages with the brute-force crustpunk attack found on previous releases, yet also expands the band's sound with more dynamic leads empowering dis-harmonies and more tension-filled buildups than ever before.
The recently-announced Southern Lord label package tour will bring MARTYRDÖD to America in support of Paranoia this Summer alongside labelmates Enabler, Burning Love and headliners Black Breath, with Poison Idea, Noothgrush, Pelican, Power Trip, Wild//Tribe, Dead In The Dirt, The Secret and more taking part in the festivities along the way.
After formation in 2001, MARTYRDÖD, have since slammed the crustpunk and underground metal scene with a surplus of CD and LP releases on such brutal labels as Plaguebearer, Havoc, Farewell, La Familia and Prank, as well as sporadic touring across Europe and a massive offensive on the United States in 2011. Featuring current/former members of Skitsystem, Agrimonia, Miasmal and more the outfit have amassed a brutally-diehard following in the underground hardcore, crust and metal scenes.
Paranoia Track Listing:
1. Nog Är Nog
2. Överkom Er Rädsla
4. Hör Världens Rop
5. Ett Hjärta Av Eld
6. En Tragisk Zeitgeist
7. Det Sker Samtidigt
11. Varje Val Har Sitt Pris
Southern Lord Summer 2012 Label Package Tour
w/ Enabler, Martyrdod, Burning Love, Black Breath:
6/19/2012 El Corazon - Seattle, WA w/ Poison Idea [tickets]
6/20/2012 Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR w/ Poison Idea [tickets]
6/21/2012 The Mezzanine - San Francisco, CA w/ Noothgrush [tickets]
6/22/2012 The Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA w/ Pelican, Noothgrush [tickets]
6/23/2012 The Glass House - Pomona, CA *Southern Lord label showcase w/ Pelican
6/24/2012 The Casbah - San Diego, CA w/ Pelican [tickets]
6/25/2012 Chasers - Phoenix, AZ [tickets]
6/27/2012 Club Dada - Dallas, TX w/ Power Trip, Wild//Tribe [tickets]
6/28/2012 Red 7 - Austin, TX w/ Power Trip, Wild//Tribe [tickets]
6/29/2012 Walter's - Houston, TX w/ Power Trip, Wild//Tribe [tickets]
6/30/2012 Three Ring Circus - New Orleans, LA w/ Dead In The Dirt [tickets]
7/01/2012 529 - Atlanta, GA w/ Dead In The Dirt [tickets]
7/02/2012 Kings Barcade - Raleigh, NC w/ Dead In the Dirt [tickets]
7/03/2012 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA w/ Dead In The Dirt [tickets]
7/04/2012 Talking Head Lounge at Sonar - Baltimore, MD w/ The Secret [tickets]
7/05/2012 Radio Bar - Boston, MA w/ The Secret [tickets]
7/06/2012 Acheron - Brooklyn, NY w/ The Secret [tickets]
7/07/2012 The Barbary - Philadelphia, PA w/ The Secret [tickets]
7/08/2012 Blind Bob's - Dayton, OH w/ The Secret (*NO Martyrdöd) [tickets]
7/09/2012 Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL (*NO Martyrdöd) [tickets]
7/10/2012 Borg Ward - Milwaukee, WI (*Black Breath & Enabler ONLY) [tickets]
7/11/2012 Medusa - Minneapolis, MN (*Black Breath & Enabler ONLY)
7/13/2012 TBA - Spokane, WA
7/14/2012 Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR (*Black Breath ONLY) w/ Autopsy