Party Smasher Inc, the label founded by Ben Weinman of The Dillinger Escape Plan, announces the September 29th release of Vilseledd, the new album by Stockholm, Sweden’s GOD MOTHER. Across 14 tracks, GOD MOTHER packs hardcore, grind, sludge, and noise into lethal projectiles, fueled by bilingual lyrics denouncing society’s ignorance, in both Swedish and English. The sound is electrifying – inspired as much by the grinding speed of Nasum and Rotten Sound as by the almighty weight of the Melvins.
The band’s 2015 debut Maktbehov was hailed by Pitchfork as “an asteroid crash of an album that renders most of its competition extinct.”
The Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist and Party Smasher label founder Ben Weinman has stated this: “After 20 years of touring the world and playing thousands of shows with thousands of bands, it is hard to impress me. But Sweden has done it again. God Mother is an undeniable force majeure that demands attention like bands did in the old days, by just being that fucking good. Torch, officially passed!”
Vilseledd was recorded at Soundtrade Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, the historic studio where artists from ABBA to Rammstein have made music. The album was mixed and mastered by Magnus Lindberg of Cult of Luna.
Directed by Jakob Jennerholm Hammar, the video’s raw vibe was achieved using VHS tapes. Drummer Michael Dahlstrom explains the story behind the song: “The words come from a poem called ‘Fear,”by Neil Cathan, a writer based in the UK… It’s about the idea that all evil and violence stems from fear. Every terrible thing that we do to each other comes from fear, and every terrible thing makes us more afraid, so things accelerate and build until they reach a crescendo like they did in 1939.”
GOD MOTHER will support The Dillinger Escape Plan and The Number 12 Looks Like You on a European tour in August:
Aug 8 – Nuremberg, DE @ Hirsch
Aug 9 – Jaromer, CZ @ Brutal Assault Festival
Aug 10 – Krakow, PL @ Kwadrat
Aug 11 – Budapest, HU @ A38
Aug 12 – Zagreb, HR @ Mochvara
Aug 13 – Vienna, AT @ Szene
Aug 14 – Prague, CZ @ Palac Akropolis
Aug 15 – Cologne, DE @ Gloria
Aug 16 – Leipzig, DE @ Conne Island