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CLOUD RAT reveals new Kali-worshiping single and video, tour dates coming up

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CLOUD RAT has released “Inner Controller (Lucid Running Home),” the second single from its upcoming album, Threshold. Stream the song now, on all platforms. Watch the video below.

Threshold will be released October 7th on Artoffact Records. Pre-order the album here.

Vocalist Madison Marshall states: “‘Inner Controller (Lucid Running Home)’ is about becoming enlightened by letting go of everything, accepting Kali and letting her destroy you. It touches on themes of self-hatred and body horror, despising parts of yourself so much that entities begin to manifest. And the idea of death feeling like sleep.”

With more than 20 releases under its belt – a treasure trove of albums, EPs, splits, and seven-inches, released since 2010 – Cloud Rat is a singular force in the extreme music scene, creating a legacy of crucial work by way of pure catharsis.

Cloud Rat has been labelled a “grindcore” band, but the prolific Michigan trio is so much more.

Cloud Rat’s only rule is realness.

Within its punishing songs, the band glides freely through a range of musical forms; underneath its full-throttle grind swirls a Lake Superior of emotion. Vocalist Madison Marshall’s gut-purging screams and drummer Brandon Hill’s hyperactive hammering meld with guitarist Rorik Brooks’ kaleidoscope of epic riffs and occasional synths, into songs that are equally wild-eyed, bone-crushing, and heartbreaking.

A review from Kerrang! Magazine of 2019’s Pollinator album reads: “Their music is inexhaustible, spasming through elaborate rackets of heaving riffs, spit-flecked vocals, and berserk percussion without ever slowing down. At the same time, there’s an atmospheric creep to their music that gives it a hard menace.”

Upcoming new album Threshold is described by guitarist Rorik Brooks as “our best work so far.”

A European tour with electronic duo HIDE has been announced for the fall, kicking off October 5th in Berlin. Brooks gives this statement about the tour: “We are thrilled to head to Europe with HIDE this fall – they are one of the best, most exciting, and interesting bands currently active, and they’re lovely folks too! Every time we’ve played together in the past, it has been a killer gig. A whole tour of shows like that is a dream. Can’t wait!”

Oct 5 – Berlin, DE @ Urban Spree
Oct 6 – Hamburg, DE @ Stubnitz
Oct 7 – Copenhagen, DK @ Ideal Bar
Oct 8 – Malmo, SE @ Plan B
Oct 11 – Oslo, NO @ Vaterland Bar
Oct 12 – Stockholm, SE @ Debaser
Oct 14 – Helsinki, FI @ Blow Up Fest
Oct 15 – Tallinn, EE @ Sveta Bar
Oct 16 – Vilnius, LT @ XI20
Oct 18 – Warsaw, PL @ Hydrozagadka
Oct 19 – Prague, CZ @ Underdogs
Oct 20 – Munich, DE @ Rote Sonne
Oct 21 – Koln, DE @ Blue Schell
Oct 22 – Nijmegen, NL @ Soulcrusher Festival
Oct 24 – Bristol, UK @ Crofters
Oct 25 – Glasgow, UK @ The Hug & Pint
Oct 26 – Manchester, UK @ The White Hotel
Oct 27 – London, UK @ Moth Club

Karol Kamiński

DIY rock music enthusiast and web-zine publisher from Warsaw, Poland. Supporting DIY ethics, local artists and promoting hardcore punk, rock, post rock and alternative music of all kinds via IDIOTEQ online channels.
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