Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania based punk infested stoner/sludge band Negative 13 returns with their second full-length album, »Mourning Asteri«, which will be released on July 8th, 2022.
Listen to the first single »My Scars Are Showing Again« below!
The band comments: “We are happy to announce that we will be releasing our second album, »Mourning Asteri«, on July 8th. To celebrate, we have released a new single »My Scars Are Showing Again«, for you to enjoy right now via our Bandcamp page. The album will be released both digitally and physically via CD and a limited edition purple cassette that will also be available through our Bandcamp page. Information on pre-orders will be forthcoming.”
Courtesy of ClawHammer PR:
Post-punk sludge quartet Negative 13 is back! Nearly 20 years after the release of their self-titled debut, Negative 13 is set to return with »Mourning Asteri«. The long-awaited second full-length from these veterans of the Pittsburgh, PA scene bears the mark of a band born anew. Retaining the groove-laden and abrasive fury from their early work, »Mourning Asteri« takes the band’s infusion of stoner, sludge, and doomcore to a new level.
»Mourning Asteri« will be released on digital, CD, cassette, and vinyl formats on July 8.
Pre-order the album now at negative13.bandcamp.com.
01. My Scars Are Showing Again
02. Never Ending Exit Wound
03. Pain Prism
04. Mourning Asteri
05. Crack the Code
06. The Key and the Coat
Formed in 1999, the Pittsburgh, PA quartet, Negative 13 (once known as Negative Theory), has continued to have a bit of an identity crisis. Describing their sound as post-punk infested stoner/sludge/doomcore, Negative 13 carries a curiosity that has allowed the band to reform after a hiatus with a wide-open palette of taste that reflects their artistic vision: interpret their brand of heavy metal however it is they feel fit.
Originally disbanding in 2003 after releasing their self-titled debut, the members never stopped communicating the idea of returning to the stage after going their separate ways – reuniting, however, for several shows in 2008 and 2009. After years apart, 2021 proved to be the year that things fell back into place for Negative 13, with original members drummer Chip Reynolds, vocalist Scott Fisher, and guitarist Edward Banchs reforming with the intention of fulfilling their original vision – writing albums that would leave a footprint in the metal world. With the 2021 addition of bassist Mary Bielich, the band worked on completing their second album, »Mourning Asteri«, in late 2021, further elevating their sound to new heights.
Recorded December 2021 and February 2022 in Pittsburgh, PA. Drums recorded by Shane Mayer at Cerebral Audio. Guitars, bass, piano and vocals recorded by Matt Very at Very Tight Studios.
Mixed and mastered by Matt Very.
All songs by Negative 13. »Parahell« written by Negative 13 and Dave Warren. »Mourning Asteri« written by Negative 13 and Kurt Giammattei.
Piano on »Mourning Asteri« performed by Kurt Giammattei.
Live photos by Ashley Reynolds.
Cover art and layout by Alex Eckman-Lawn.
Negative 13 is:
Scott Fisher – Vocals
Edward Banchs – Guitar
Mary Bielich – Bass
Chip Reynolds – Drums