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Existence Dysphoria to release their debut album »Minus Negative« on July 1st via Sludgelord Records; new single »Sculpted Into Nothing« streaming

UK sludge metal trio Existence Dysphoria will release their debut album »Minus Negative« next Friday, July 1st, 2022 via Sludgelord Records.

Listen to the second single »Sculpted Into Nothing« exclusively through The Sleeping Shaman! The band’s previous single »You’re Worse« is available below.

01. The Stage Is Set
02. Sculpted Into Nothing
03. You’re Worse (Full Version)
04. Minus Negative

All music and lyrics by Existence Dysphoria.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Wayne Adams at Bear Bites Horse studios in September 2021.
Additional noise on all tracks except »The Stage Is Set« by Wayne Adams.
Spoken word on »The Stage Is Set« and »Minus Negative« by Rebecca McKernan.
Logo by Moss Ambrose.
Album art by Andre at Deepless Art.
Layouts by Eeli Helin.

Courtesy of C Squared Music:

London-based savage sludge outfit Existence Dysphoria is preparing to unleash an epic cathartic experience through monstrous noise. Spawned from a chance meeting at the mighty Desertfest in 2017, the band have been diligently forging a sound they truly believe in; an obnoxious blend of stoner doom, space-rock and aggressive angular sludge. Following their 2018 »Shattered« EP, »Minus Negative« is the trio’s debut album.

Guitarist/Vocalist Ben Ambros comments: “The term »Minus Negative« refers to the self-perpetuating cycle of events that leaves the individual at a state of worthlessness. This toxic cycle has many ugly manifestations. The listener shall perceive this as they see fit. Produced and mastered by Wayne at Bearbiteshorse Studios, he was an absolute wizard and we smashed out the whole thing in 4 days. Was an absolute pleasure to work with him and he really brought out the best of us as musicians.”

Photos by George Buddy Brecknock

Existence Dysphoria aims to encapsulate the paradoxes of the human condition. Marrying contradictory nature of humanity, darkness and light, the band draw significant influences from dystopian ideas of societal collapse along with the shadowy underbelly of our realm: hypocrisy, depression, historical fabrications, drug abuse. Musically the act manipulates the dynamics of their tracks, fusing multiple layers of textures to create a colossal impact. »Minus Negative« opens with an enthralling cinematic introduction. »The Stage Is Set« establishes a dramatic and eerie atmosphere aptly setting the tone for the album. Powering straight into »Sculpted Into Nothing« deliciously distorted fuzz manifests with pounding percussion and haunting vocals. The heavy doom sound cultivates an intense gloom. Their brutal edge hits hard descending further into the cesspool of filth. Exploring instrumental textures from the distortion fuelled to cleaner serene tones, these contrasting elements enhance the listening experience of »You’re Worse«. The title track encompasses a thrilling voyage through the terrifying and mystifying world we call home.

Existence Dysphoria is unafraid to push beyond the boundaries in their music. The sheer unrelenting power and unwavering audacity from the trio is impressive. They have a clear vision for their work and are bringing it to life with a proficient execution. »Minus Negative« is a staggering debut album, become immersed in this nightmarish take on reality.

Existence Dysphoria is:
Ben Ambrose – Guitar, Vocals and Noise
James Bullock – Bass
Nick Harley – Drums

FFO: EyeHateGod, Gravelines, Ufomammut, Electric Wizard

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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