Founded in 2012 in Stockholm, Sweden, GOD MOTHER churns out an electrifying sound, 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 (listen below) was hailed by Pitchfork as “an asteroid crash of an album that renders most of its competition extinct.” Consisting of frontman Sebastian August Campbell, guitarist Max Lindstrom, bassist Daniel Noring, and drummer Michael Dahlstrom, God Mother packs hardcore, grind, sludge, and noise into lethal projectiles, fueled by bilingual lyrics denouncing society’s ignorance, in both Swedish and English. In a few short years the band has made its mark across the globe, from Europe to Central America to Africa, on tours with the likes of Cult Leader, sharpening its live game into an all-out assault that caught the eye of none other than Party Smasher Inc founder and The Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman.
“For some reason, out of all the European countries producing independent punk and heavy music, it was always the bands from Sweden that made the noise even us arrogant pricks in the United States had to notice. To be completely honest, 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!”
Drummer Michael Dahlstrom says this about the signing:
“We are super excited and proud to be part of the Party Smasher Inc family. Ever since we started talking about signing earlier this year we have felt extremely welcome. We played the Party Smasher showcase at SXSW and we are supporting The Dillinger Escape Plan around Europe this summer. Party Smasher Inc is a place for creativity with a great DIY attitude that we can relate to, and we couldn’t be more thrilled about releasing our new album here.”
God Mother’s upcoming sophomore album will be released on Party Smasher Inc this fall.
Photo by Stephen Odom
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
Party Smasher Inc is a multi-faceted collective founded by Ben Weinman in 2014 as a home for various artistic ventures. As a label, Party Smasher has released music by The Dillinger Escape Plan, Giraffe Tongue Orchestra, and Primitive Weapons.