CULT LEADER (ex-GAZA), are teasing their new 7″, coming up this summer! The new record features 3 new tracks and will mark’s the band’s first new offering since their stunning debut called “Nothing For Us Here”. The band is hitting the road this month with OLD WOUNDS, HOLLOW EARTH, and a bunch of other great bands. See the full lost of dates below.
“Useless Animal” is the three song follow up to their acclaimed debut, “Nothing For Us Here” (Deathwish 2014). Both “Useless Animal” and “Gutter Gods” are full bore assaults on the senses. A grinding combination of otherworldly heaviness and deafening distortion. Both played with a guttural ferocity and rage that few bands could ever tap into. The B-Side, however, shows Cult Leader expanding their sonic horizons. Joining forces with Subrosa members for a stunning cover of the Mark Kozelek & Desertshore number “You Are Not My Blood”. Paying respect to the somber original while still infecting it with their own brand of creative darkness.
01. Useless Animal
02. Gutter Gods
03. You Are Not My Blood
Live band photo by Reid Haithcock.
03/05: St. Louis, MO @ FUBAR
03/06: Indianapolis, IN @ 5th Quarter Lounge
03/07: Columbus, OH @ The House with No Name w/ Purge
03/08: Pittsburgh, PA @ The Rock Room w/ Purge
03/09: Washington, DC @ The Dougout w/ Purge
03/10: Wilmington, DE @ Claymont VFW w/ Full Of Hell, Purge
03/11: Montclair, NJ @ Uncle Slevs w/ Purge
03/12: Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall w/ Purge
03/24: Burlington, VT @ Monkey House w/ Old Wounds
03/25: Sherbrooke, QC @ La Murdoch w/ Old Wounds
03/26: Montreal, QC @ La PBR w/ Old Wounds
03/27: Ottawa, ON @ Le Bistro w/ Old Wounds
03/28: Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck w/ Old Wounds
03/29: Waterloo, ON @ Maxwells Concerts and Events w/ Old Wounds
03/30: Buffalo, NY @ Sugar City w/ Old Wounds, Hollow Earth
03/31: Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class w/ Hollow Earth
04/01: Detroit, MI @ The Sanctuary w/ Hollow Earth
04/02: Chicago, IL @ Club Rectum w/ Hollow Earth
04/03: Omaha, NE @ Midtown Art Supply
04/04: Cheyenne, WY @ Ernie November
Cult Leader are the next evolutionary leap forward for three-quarters of Gaza, arguably one of the best metallic bands of the last decade. After the early 2013 dissolution of the aforementioned band, remaining members Michael Mason, Casey Hansen, and Anthony Lucero were joined by bassist Sam Richards to form this brand new beast.
“Nothing For Us Here” the debut from Cult Leader will hit stores April 15th, 2014 via Deathwish.
“Nothing For Us Here” is a complex crusher as you would expect. Brilliantly heavy, technical musicianship complimented by Anthony Lucero’s newfound brutal vocal delivery (previously he played bass in Gaza). All of it coming together as an unconventional tangle of metal/hardcore/punk wreckage. Proving that even in their primordial state, Cult Leader are capable of standing as contemporaries Converge and Coalesce as new monsters of the aggressive music genre.