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Swiss noise rock/shoegaze/post-punk trio Asbest to release new album »Cyanide« on May 19th via A Tree In A Field Records / Czar Of Crickets Productions

Basel, Switzerland based noise rock/shoegaze/post-punk trio Asbest is gearing up to release their new album »Cyanide« on May 19th, 2023 via A Tree In A Field Records / Czar Of Crickets Productions. »Cyanide« will be available on LP / digital format.

01. Autodigestion
02. Dystopium
03. Hubris
04. Interlude I
05. Declaration Of Defenselessness
06. Mutually Assured Reduction
07. Restraining Order
08. Interlude II
09. Cyanide for Breakfast

Watch the video of Asbest’s latest single »Hubris« below!

Courtesy of Czar Of Crickets Productions:

In 2018, noise rock band Asbest appeared out of nowhere with their debut album «Driven», which received highly positive reviews internationally (Visions: 9/12, “A combination of Metz’s or Pissed Jeans’s rawness with openness for experiments like A Place To Bury Strangers, underscored by shoegaze elements”). The blog bprodukt wrote: “Never before have cold post-punk, passionate noise rock and hypnotic shoegaze been combined so naturally”.

Connected to the LGBTQIA+ movement (people discriminated against by the patriarchy due to their sexual orientation or gender identity), Asbest use their follow-up album »Cyanide« to condemn the compulsions of modern society: pressure to succeed, self-optimisation, self-exploitation. They explore the question: Is it possible to lead a truly happy existence within a diseased reality without denying oneself or the circumstances? To quote Adorno: Is there a right life in the wrong one?

With existentialist lyrics inspired by the Frankfurt school, Robyn Trachsel, guitarist and vocalist of Asbest, breaks down complex issues into simple words and slogans. “Valium for the masses” – an oxymoron and a common populist tool. Asbest are trying to do the opposite: use their music and their message as a wake-up call and present a new perspective on entrenched opinions and ideas.

With »Cyanide«, Asbest have created a safe space protected from assault, where heavy music inspires you to reflect and scream along.

With »Cyanide«, Asbest stay true to their mix of post-punk, shoegaze and noise rock, recorded with a delicate touch at Milberg Studios, Stuttgart by Ralv Milberg (Die Nerven, Human Abfall).

Pre-order »Cyanide« LP:

12″ Vinyl Collector’s Edition; Gatefold, white vinyl with exclusive silver Asbest logo patch. Limited and numbered to 100 pieces.

Asbest lineup:
Robyn Trachsel – Vocals, Guitar
Judith Breitinger – Vocals, Bass
Jonas Häne – Drums

For fans of Spectres, Metz, A Place To Bury Strangers, Girl Band, Swans, Sonic Youth

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

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