Gnaw—the New York City noise metal/experimental group featuring current and ex-members of Khanate, OLD, Insect Ark and others—have announced their latest record, Cutting Pieces, for an October 27 release through Translation Loss Records.
On first single “Septic,” streaming exclusively through Decibel, vocalist Alan Dubin’s harrowing shrieks and disturbed whispers serve as the narration to six minutes of noise, razor-sharp guitar assaults and other sounds created by Gnaw’s diverse repertoire of devices. Stefania Alos Pedretti from Italian band OvO also joins Gnaw on the new song.
“’Septic’ is one of the faster tunes on the album,” Gnaw offer. “The guitars sound like razors and the ending is utterly creepy. We’re honored to have Stefania from OvO on it thickening up the chorus with her unique cave-woman like voice.”
Cutting Pieces follows 2013’s Horrible Chamber and is the first Gnaw record to feature Dana Schechter (Insect Ark) on lap steel guitar. You can pre-order the record here.