Sunday, July 21, 2024

Words That Burn’s Cut Throat Culture

Out now, Words That Burn’s new album Cut Throat Culture will feature previously released singles, ‘Den of Lions, ‘You’re On Your Own’, ‘Fire at Will’, and ‘Play God’, as well as much more melodic heft.

For fans of Parkway Drive, Archecticts, BMTH, Korn, Spiritbox, produced by Josh Schroeder (Lora Shore, King 810), Cut Throat Culture sees the rising Irish four-piece embrace a variety of styles that range from alternative, to metal-core, and electronic fusion, to form a body of work that, if anything, is totally unique to the bands core sound, as well as being a landmark release for contemporary Irish metal. 

Cut Throat Culture is an album written and recorded during a time of crisis and despair, where you want to believe there is a light at the end of the tunnel, but the tunnel seemed endless,” reflected the band “It’s ten tracks reflecting on & observing a world impacted by isolation, chaos, hysteria, hurt, anger & loss.”

The album features the tracks ‘Den Of Lions’, ‘Sunshine’, ‘Playgod’, ‘Sirens’, ‘The Cavalry Ain’t Coming’, ‘You’re On Your Own’, ‘Fire At Will’, ‘To Night’, ‘Thicker Skin’ and ‘Michael’.

 Cut Throat Culture is released via Blood Blast Distribution/Believe Digital and available here.

Commenting further, the band said: “In late 2019 we decided to start writing for what would be album number four. ‘Pyres’ was out five or six months, and we were starting to feel that itch to get into new some songs.

Shane had been sending the rest of us ideas that he had recorded pretty much since PYRES was released which we were all loving so the timing felt right to start the process, but we were in no rush. Then fast forward 3 months – Covid happened.

“No major panic at the start, as we all thought it was going to be a few weeks, and then it was business as usual…but….well, we all know how that panned out! Thankfully, we all have our own studios for demoing music, and are fortunate enough to live in the cloud era, so we could work on our own bits and pieces remotely, which is dead on, but not the same as getting into our main studio in Shane’s house, and work together.

“As lockdown & the fallout persisted, we wrote songs, re-wrote songs, binned songs, un-binned songs, back and forth, back and forth over a year, and finally had 10 tracks ready for recording. By this stage we’re into mid 2021, and covid restrictions are not as, em, restrictive so Ger and Jason could get out to Shane’s studio, and record bass & drums. We rented a friends studio (Thanks Paul Finn!!) for vocals, and our very good friend Darren Clarke stepped in to record Roni. Darren, you have the patience of a saint!!

“And 6 weeks later the songs were off to the USA for production, mixing & mastering.  We were extremely lucky to secure one of the best producers in the game for this record, Mr Josh Schroeder  who has worked with Lorna Shore, King 810TallahButcher BabiesOf Virtue (among many others) fame, and well, the man is a genius and brought this record to a level beyond our expectations.”

Order the album here:

Words That Burn has also been confirmed for the Takedown Festival in Portsmouth on Saturday 8th April – They will share the bill with the likes of Sleep Token, Skindred, INME, Loathe, Seething Akira, Jamie Lenman, and Heart Of A Coward.

“We are absolutely delighted and honoured to be invited to play this year’s Takedown Festival, ” said the band. “It’s a fantastic feeling to be playing on the same bill as some of our favourite bands and influences. We’d like to say a big thank you to Sarah, Kai at Takedown Festival and Oran at for making this happen. We’ll see you at the Out Of Line Stage on April 8th!!“ 

Tickets for Takedown Festival are on sale here. 

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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