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Seum and Fátima stream their new split 7″, available now on Bandcamp with physical release coming out in early 2021

Montreal, Canada based sludge metal trio Seum and French grunge/doom rockers Fátima have just released new split 7″ yesterday, on which both bands are covering each other’s songs.

The split is available now on Bandcamp with physical release coming out in early 2021. The vinyl will include a handmade cover opening with a 3D pop-up made by the comic artist Gorka Uztarroz. All purchases will also include a 30 pages PDF zine explaining the conception of this split (art, recording, writing).

A1. Seum – Saliva Bath
B1. Fátima – Raining Bricks

Seum on new split 7″: “After releasing our albums (»Turkish Delights« by Fátima and »Summer Of Seum« by Seum) in 2020 and seeing that we won’t have any chance to play shows before a while we decided to kick this shitty year in the nuts and come-up with one last crazy project to finish 2020 with a bang!

It has always been a shared dream of us to release a vinyl so the idea of a split 7″ came to us quite naturally.
As our sounds are very different, covering each other would be indeed interesting: Seum is all about rhythm, Fátima all about melodies… How would our songs sound once played by the other band?

To make the project even more interesting we came up with this crazy idea of adding a 3D pop-up inside and decided to contact our long-time friend Gorka Uztarroz to create the cover and came up with this crazy idea of adding a 3D pop-up inside. He made an incredibly detailed artwork and had the technical skills and experience to design and finalize the physical cover! As far as we know this is something pretty uncommon!

Note that the full artwork (outside and… inside, the artwork on the digital release on Bandcamp only represents 25% of it) will only be available in the physical version.

Consider this digital release as an appetizer, an apocalyptic soundtrack for the Christmas Eve of a particularly annoying year. Hope you will enjoy it as much as we did writing, recording and designing it!”

About Seum:

Seum is a new Montreal sludge band formed by 3 European French doom veterans expats formerly in Lord Humungus (Gaspard), Mlah! (Piotr), and Uluun (Fred).

Seum means Venom in Arabic and is French slang for disappointment and frustration.

The band is only using drums, vocals and bass, no guitars.

Formed in 2019, the band released one song a week during Summer 2020 before releasing a first EP »Summer Of Seum« via Bandcamp on September 16th.

Seum is:
Gaspard – Vocals
Piotr – Bass
Fred – Drums

About Fátima:

Fátima loves oriental melodies, doom metal, new wave, post-punk, Ray Harryhausen’s monsters, gross cartoons, non-feathered dinosaurs, Paul Verhoeven’s cinema and Bacalhau a Brás. The name Fatima is a reference to the religious city of Fátima in Portugal that looks like a Disneyland for catholics.

Born in 2015 in the boring suburbs of Paris/France where no one listens to anything but “French variété” and reggae dance hall, the band sounds like a gangbang between Nirvana, Melvins, Electric Wizard, The Cure, Satan’s Satyrs and the »Lawrence Of Arabia« movie score.

Fátima self-released its debut album called »Moaner« in march 2018, and their second album »Turkish Delights« on April 10th, 2020 via Musikoeye.

Fátima is:
JC – Drums
Maxime – Bass
Antoine – Guitar, Vocals

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

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