Track Premiere: Meatwound – ‘Fist of God’

I don’t wanna spill any more digital ink on Meatwound‘s name that hasn’t been already typed, but, Jesus Christ, it really is the best band name of the past decade. I don’t even know what it means, and I don’t give a shit. I just wanna say it over and over: Meatwound, Meatwound, Meatwound… wait, where you going? We actually have a new Meatwound jam — taken from the band’s Culero album out August 2 through Financial Ruin — and if you’re into ugly, angular, deeply unpleasant noise-rock, then you’re gonna wanna stick around.

“‘Fist of God’ is another in the endless stream of anti-religion tirades that I go on and also a sort of sequel to ‘Hand of God’ from the first record [2015’s Addio],” vocalist Daniel Wallace tells Decibel. “It’s about evangelicals using the idea of an angry god as some kind of weapon to control people and put fear in them. I guess all this religious shit started with a natural curiosity about the world around us, but quickly soured when that was outweighed by the fear of death and what happens after. People started making up stories so they could feel better about dying and some clever leaders saw a powerful means of dividing and controlling populations. The Catholic Church is wealthy beyond belief because of this. Honestly, though, I can’t take any religions seriously, it’s not much different than if I was to base a belief system around the movie Poltergeist.”

Find digital preorders for Culero HERE and watch for vinyl preorders at THIS LOCATION. The LP is limited to 300 copies on green vinyl, and including a 16-page lyric booklet with screen-printed cover, full-color 11 x 17 poster of the cover art, a black and white double-sided 24 x 36 poster, and a sticker.

And catch Meatwound live here:

9/05/2019 The Bricks – Tampa, FL *
9/06/2019 The Atlantic – Gainesville, FL *
9/07/2019 The Jinx – Savannah, GA ^
9/08/2019 TBA – Columbia, SC ^
9/09/2019 TBA – Richmond, VA ^
9/10/2019 Slash Run – Washington, DC ^
9/11/2019 Anthorna Gallery – Philadelphia, PA ^
9/12/2019 The Building – Coplay, PA ^
9/13/2019 TBA – New York, NY ^
9/14/2019 Worthen Attic – Lowell, MA ^
9/15/2019 Dead Air Studios – Amherst, MA ^
9/16/2019 TBA – Pittsburgh, PA ^
9/17/2019 Legion Of Doom – Columbus, OH ^
9/18/2019 State Street Pub – Indianapolis, IN ^
9/19/2019 Northside Yacht Club – Cincinnati, OH ^
9/20/2019 Fleetwoods – Asheville, NC ^
9/21/2019 Reggie’s – Wilmington, NC ^
9/22/2019 Rain Dogs – Jacksonville, FL ^
11/01-03/2019 The Fest – Gainesville, FL
* w/ Thunderclap, Horsewhip
^ w/ Thunderclap

Photo: Exploding Lens

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