Track Premiere: Dark Sky Burial – “Decay is the Matrix of Fertility”

As we mercifully turn the page on 2021, Shane Embury (Napalm Death, et al) has a delivered one last piece on new music just as he did as 2020 exhaled its final viral load. But this time time, it’s another new song from his prolific Dark Sky Burial project.

“I thought it only apt on New Year’s Eve to once again share a brand new free download track to those who have helped me through some trying times and another year,” Embury tells Decibel.

The new song, “Decay is the Matrix of Fertility,” features a guest appearance from Tom Dring of British noisemakers Corrupt Moral Altar on saxophone.

Dring recording his contribution to “Decay is the Matrix of Fertility.”

I love saxophone,” gushes Embury, “which has given the track more atmosphere and further thoughts on to what will come next on future recording thanks.

Recording once again with assistance from longtime Napalm Death engineer Russ Russell, the song is available to stream and for free download below, a gesture of holiday good will from one of extreme music’s true good guys.

“The title of this track for me symbolizes the hopeful death of old habits, whatever they maybe — the cutting away of dead wood in the hope of further growth towards the light. Look forward not back!”