New York City’s own experimental noise spewers Gnaw (ft. current & former members of Khanate, OLD & Insect Ark) are gearing up for the release of their third studio album, Cutting Pieces, on October 27th through Translation Loss. Ahead of the new LP’s unleashing, the band have let loose the effort’s first single, “Septic,” via Decibel Magazine — have a listen below.
Here’s more info via an official press release:
A recent personnel shift sees the GNAW lineup now including Dana Schechter (Insect Ark, ex-Angels Of Light) on lap steel guitar, joining returning assassins, Alan Dubin (Khanate, OLD), Brian Beatrice, Carter Thornton (Enos Slaughter), Eric Neuser, and Jun Mizumachi (Ike Yard). Cutting Pieces was written and recorded over the past two years at various studios and locales across NYC, the bulk of the music was written by Thornton, Beatrice, and Dubin with all members creating sound elements and arrangements, the final record mixed by Beatrice. Coalescing with Dubin’s twisted lyrical visions, these factors culminate into the outfit’s most terrifying movielike torment and tension yet. The album was once again mastered by James Plotkin. The graphic and type design for the cover was done by French designer Sebastien Hayez who did the first two GNAW albums as well.
In addition, Gnaw have confirmed a pair of local assaults, including an appearance at ‘Nightside Of Eden Fest’ at Brooklyn’s The Paper Box on October 7 with Acheron, Kult ov Azazel, Sardonic Witchery and more [TIX], and at Saint Vitus for a Septic record release show on October 29 with Couch Slut, Escuela and Syndromes [TIX].
Band photo by Samantha Marble