San Antonio tastemakers Tofu Carnage are at it again. This time, they’re bestowing a very special gift upon us unworthy mortals: the posthumous and terminal release from one of the most intriguing, important metal/punk bands to ever rise up out of Texas. ECOCIDE called it quits awhile ago, and recently completed a short farewell tour that took them across the Lone Star state this past December, but now, this is IT. Their innovative blend of black metal, doom and sludge with mournful violin and harsh, unabating female vocals, coupled with crust punk’s ideals and grimy aesthetic, is impossible to duplicate, and lands them amongst the likes of Nux Vomica, Agrimonia, and Downfall of Gaia are true innovators and architects of extremity.
‘When Will It End’ will be officially released on February 1, 2013, and will be unleashed upon the general population in a limited pressing of 250 copies on bone white with olive green haze vinyl. Preorder your copy here.
Bleak Metal’s Cheryl Carter summed up the record perfectly in her description: “Four tracks of powerful and driven sludge make up this new compilation and show that Ecocide are certainly going to be hugely missed on the crust sludge scene. Blackened choruses showcase a knack for melody and deep growls of utter contempt permeate the oppressive atmosphere of When Will It End? with rage and outright disgust at the horrors of the modern world.”
ECOCIDE’s time on this earth has ended, but the battle they fought rages on…
1. Despair (6:25)
2. Pain (8:10)
3. When Will It End? (6:27)
4. Barren (6:04)
Heidi Moore – Violin and vocals
Brian Gordon – Guitar
Nick Holdsworth – Guitar
Brian Slaughter – Bass guitar
Elliot Rodriguez – Drums
All songs recorded by ECOCIDE at Winter Skies Productions in San Antonio, Texas
Mastered by Dave Harris at Studio B Mastering
Album artwork by Halie Koehler