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THE RODEO IDIOT ENGINE streaming new album in full; Europeam tour happening this week!

THE RODEO IDIOT ENGINE have debuted a full stream and a free download of their new album “Malaise”, available now through Throatruiner Records. The band will be supporting the record on their upcoming European tour later this week! Listen to the full record and see the details below.

“Bayonne-based quintet THE RODEO IDIOT ENGINE have been nothing but unstoppable since their very first steps in 2009, tirelessly sculpting a signature sound torn between the most abrasive sides of chaotic hardcore, post-metal or screamo. After gaining a growing reputation all over Europe due to their 250 staggering, seizure-inducing live shows, the band returned to Amaury Sauvé’s studio in Laval during summer 2015 to track «Malaise», their third full-length and follow-up to 2013’s «Consequences».

While most acts tend to soften with age, the band’s work has only become darker over the years. Opener “Le Parfum” sets the tone, with merciless, spasmodic rhythms morphing into bleak, slow-paced heaviness and emotionally-charged vocals screamed to the breaking point. From the straight-up barrage of grinding yet melodic tracks (“Carrying Icons”, “Final Relief”) to more downtempo, menacing ones (“Syngue Sabour”, “Thousand Of Nails”), «Malaise» is a dense album with rich atmospheres and structures. On these nine tracks THE RODEO IDIOT ENGINE’s trademark sound has turned more expressive, resulting in nothing but the band’s strongest material to date.”

– Recorded and mixed by Amaury Sauvé at La Senelle/The Apiary, Laval
– Mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East Mastering, Boston
– Artwork photos by Louis Triol

RODEO IDIOT ENGINE December dates:


– 4th Bordeaux, FR @ Heretic Club
– 5th Montaigu, FR @ Le Zinor
– 6th Rouen, FR @ Hipster Cafe
– 7th TBA
– 8th Utrecht, NL @ ACU
– 9th Liege, BE @ La Zone
– 10th Giessen, DE @ AK44
– 11th Berlin, DE @ XB-Liebig
– 12th Leipzig, DE @ S9
– 13th Prague, CZ @ Cross Club
– 14th Wien, AT @ Venster99
– 15th Zagreb, HR @ Mochvara
– 16th La Chaux-De-Fonds, CH @ Centraf
– 17th Lausanne, CH @ L’Aencre
– 18th Barcelona, ES @ Kasal de Joves Roquetes
– 19th Toulouse, FR @ Le Saint des Seins

GO HERE to read a recent interview with the band, conducted by CVLT Nation.

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