US grindcore metallers Escuela Grind have announced a new EP called “DDEEAATHHMMEETTAALL“, set for release on January 12 via MNRK Heavy. The band also shared a music video for the song “Ball And Chain” and you can watch it below.
The clip was directed by Michael Jari Davidson (Alice In Chains) and recorded at a recent festival performance in Mexico City.
“DEEAATHHMMEETTAALL is the third instalment of our EP series where we dive into the genres that most influence this band,” says vocalist Katerina Economou. “Finishing this trilogy has been years in the works. We are so excited to release these songs as they are perhaps the best reflection of our live performance. The stage has honed these hectic songs to perfection. Originally we were going to have three songs on this EP, but we wanted to create another track that had a huge build-up. This eventually developed into this brutal song, ‘Ball And Chain’, that marks the point in our live shows where we have a wall of death every night. Lyrically, it references death metal tropes of murder and revenge, but with a decidedly feminine angle.”
The forthcoming EP was mixed by Kurt Ballou (High On Fire, Gatecreeper, etc.), mastered by Nick Townsend (Cheap Trick, Dr Dre) and even features a guest appearance by Napalm Death vocalist Barney Greenway on the song “Meat Magnet“.
“DDEEAATHHMMEETTAALL” track list:
01-Ball And Chain
04-Meat Magnet (w/ Napalm Death‘s Barney Greenway)
Pre-order your copy here.