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UK doom/stoner/sludge/post-metal duo Kulk released their third full-length album »It Gets Worse«; out now via Human Worth!

Norwich, UK based doom/stoner/sludge/post-metal duo Kulk presents their third full-length album, »It Gets Worse«, which was just released on May 17th, 2024 via Human Worth.

Stream »It Gets Worse« now on all major digital platforms!

01. More
02. A Heavy Sigh
03. Out Of Reach
04. Mammoth
05. Beyond Gone
06. Fountain
07. Life Will Wait
08. Less

Courtesy of Human Worth:

Human Worth are proud to present the immense new album »It Gets Worse« from Norwich based two-piece Kulk, with a portion of proceeds donated to charity.

Kulk’s latest album »It Gets Worse« comes two and a half years after the release of their thunderous and experimental sophomore album »We Spare Nothing« which saw them further define their unique and monolithic brand of heavy doom and sludge and sees the band mature massively in sound as well as cementing their place as the future of UK heavy music. Jade Ashleigh (drums) and Thom Longdin (vocals and guitar) have defined their sound massively across this release, focusing on louder and more aggressive cuts throughout this 8 track album.

The first half of »It Gets Worse« gleefully drags us backwards through the sonic doom scape of the Kulk that we’re familiar with through wizzing saw noises, primal gurgles and chugging riffs. »Mammoth« hits a new stride for the band and sticks to its name well, elevating their sound into something unstoppable and stomping with much faster and aggressive passages than previous tracks. The lead single »Beyond Gone« turns a bleak and intoxicating stumble into a seriously cutting track and a good summary of the depth and heaviness across the rest of the release. »Life Will Wait« features Adam Sykes of Pigsx7 who approached the band about lending some guest guitar to the album which was captured in an exciting on the road recording shredding session and summated in the moments of respite and versatility in songwriting. Their infamous live shows and voracious touring schedule have garnered a tight cult of fans including genre traditionalists and complete outsiders alike due to their captivating displays of aggression and prowess in artistic performance. If you haven’t heard of Kulk yet then it’s definitely time to start listening.

The album will be available to pre-order from 5th April and releasing in full on the 17th of May 2024 through Human Worth on vinyl and digital – a UK charitable label showcasing incredible artists with a portion of all proceeds donated to help support those in crisis and ensuring that bands are paid fairly. They’ve pressed up a limited edition of stunning ‘Pink & Black Swirl’ vinyl with a special edition of signed copies, with 10% of all sales proceeds donated to the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust Charitable Fund.

“This album is about the universal suffocating weight of hoping for more while navigating a climate where the apparatus for seeking it is being consistently undermined. What it feels like to not only struggle keeping your head above water but to try jumping out from the deep end without loosing your trunks. It is selfish guilt and misplaced woe, desire is a distraction from the world at our feet.” – Kulk

Order »It Gets Worse« here:

Recorded by Wayne Adams at Bear Bites Horse.
Mastered by Jake Aylward.
Additional guitar on »Life Will Wait« by Adam Ian Sykes.
Artwork by Thom Longdin.

Kulk are:
Jade Ashleigh – Drums
Thom Longdin – Vocals and Guitar

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

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