Louisville, KY / Seattle, WA’s crust hardcore/grindcore act TRAP THEM have released a new track called “Salted Crypts”. Produced by CONVERGE‘s Kurt Ballour, tt comes from the band’s new new album titled “Blissfucker“, scheduled for release on June 10 via Prosthetic Records.
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Scheduled for release on June 10 via Prosthetic Records, ”Blissfucker” is now available for pre-order on CD, LP and cassette along with an exclusive t-shirt design. You can also order a special pre-order package featuring a T-shirt depicting the album artwork (featured above), limited-edition blue vinyl and one-year subscription to Decibel Magazine. Check out all pre-order packages here: http://
When asked for further details on the record, TRAP THEM vocalist Ryan McKenney sent the following: “Evidently, some bands are under the misconception that, when announcing a record, there’s an inflated sense of entitlement… a delusion of grandeur. Evidently, announcing a record means writing a press release that’s longer than most reviews it will receive. The press release will involve the band using most, if not all, of the following rehashed, obligatory descriptions of what they’ve done: ‘Heaviest,’ ‘Darkest,’ ‘Fastest,’ ‘A step up,’ ‘Our best yet,’ ‘Intense,’ ‘Brutal,’ ‘Able to reach new listeners’… it goes on and on and on, because the press release goes on and on and on. (By the way… the one that gives us the biggest douche chills? No question, it’s ‘And there’s a few surprises!’ Wrong. There is a maximum of one surprise per record, and that surprise is limited to whether it was supposed to be good, but sucks; OR if you thought it would suck, but it’s really good.)
So… hey, we made a new record. That’s what bands do. The members talk to each other and say something along the likes of, ‘Writing music isn’t shitty. Let’s make a new record,’ and then they go forward with it. We went forward with it and we’re glad we did. It sounds like a new TRAP THEM record, which, to clarify, means that it is produced by Kurt Ballou and it is heavy and loud and bitter. Some songs are fast, some songs aren’t, but all the songs are awesome and we wouldn’t change one thing. There you have it… an album description that doesn’t read like it was written by a used car salesman.
The name of the record is ‘Blissfucker.’
Buy it and help us make Baby Jesus cry.
In other TRAP THEM news, a new fifth pressing of the band’s acclaimed 2011 Prosthetic debut “Darker Handcraft” — already the best-selling vinyl release in the label’s 16-year history — is now available for pre-order on both orange and black wax. According to Decibel, which included “Darker Handcraft” in its Top 40 of 2011, the album “turns flesh to fringe,” while the BBC — which also included “Darker Handcraft” in its 2011 Top 25 — called it “an album every fan of extreme music should own.”
More information on “Blissfucker” will be revealed in the coming weeks.