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Russian sludge metal merchants Montezuma’s Revenge stream their insane new album »S.W.I.M.«, out now via DTH Records

Russian sludge metal merchants Montezuma’s Revenge stream their insane new album, »S.W.I.M.«, which just dropped on July 23rd, 2021 via DTH Records.

01. Soyux-111 (Terrore Su Venere)
02. Mine
03. New You
04. Weekend Valhalla
05. Winter
06. COTS (Reprice)
07. Comfort Of The Sick
08. Sleeping Beauty (Exhumed)

Music and words by Montezuma’s Revenge.
Recorded and mixed by Andrew “Astro” Gankin at DTH Records.
Mastered by James Plotkin.
Cover art by Sasha Boots.

Courtesy of Sheltered Life PR:

Montezuma’s Revenge is a 4-piece sludge-factory from Moscow, Russia. Smudging clubs and studio walls with fat, dirt and sweat since 2004 With 2 LP’s in the 2010-s and steady live action the band have put themselves on the map of the local underground community as well as on radars of international style aficionados. In the 10-s Montezuma shared Russian stages with Crowbar, Mastodon, Down, The Shrine, Red Fang and many more acts of transatlantic fame.

Reformed and recharged, Montezuma’s electric tractor is back on the miserable track. It’s coming slowly, it’s coming for you!

»S.W.I.M.« is the new album from Moscow’s sludge-doomers Montezuma’s Revenge.

A mesmerising 8-chaptered journey through altered states, labyrinths of slow progressive riffs and swirls of feedback.

Showing the band with reformed sound and regrouped line-up »S.W.I.M.« is a follow up to the 2017 LP offering – »Them«.

Photos by Aleksandr Samulekin

Having moved from a trio to a 4-piece Montezuma shows up with a new voice, more complex production and tighter grooves. Not surprising, considering the quartet is nothing short of a super-group featuring members from such diverse Moscow acts as The Re-Stoned (psychedelic stoner), Pententacles (ritualistic kraut-drone) and Grizzly Knows No Remorse (southern metal core).

Sonically the album has a side A – side B concept. First four tracks – »Soyux«, »Mine«, »New You« and »Weekend Valhalla« – build a monolith cycle of progressive sludge taking off where Montezuma left on the precious album. However things get funny at the end of »Weekend Valhalla« when visceral hockey drug-metal in choruses suddenly resolves into slowly lulling waves cold synthetic wind.

Side B continues exploring the other side of cold spectrum with an epic acoustic ballad »Winter« followed up by equally chilling retro wave prequel to the most radio friendly track on the album – »Comfort Of The Sick«.

The album closes off with yet another winter reference: a reimagined version of the band’s early track »Sleeping Beauty« – 8-minute transcending riff-meditation telling the story of the dead snow maiden freezing everything in her path.

Montezuma’s Revenge is:
Andrey Kontuzov – Vocals
Ilya Boots – Guitar, Vocals
Andrey Gankin – Bass
Anton Yalovchuk – Drums

“Weighted like a pendulum swinging menacingly between celestial rock and relentless stoner metal, it is a distinct innovation on the band’s earlier sound.” Doomed & Stoned

“Montezuma’s Revenge, S.W.I.M. (DTH Records) S.W.I.M. is the third album from this Moscow-based sludge metal outfit and it’s a doozy!” The Vinyl District

“Powerful rock groove combines with drifting doom and dirty stoner heaviness. It’s a massive closer that confirms this as an album you must check out.” Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life

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

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