Empire State BastardGavin Smart

Empire State Bastard (Biffy Clyro, Ex-Slayer, Etc.) To Release Debut Album “Rivers Of Heresy” In September


Empire State Bastard, the grindcore project formed by Biffy Clyro‘s Simon Neil and Mike Vennart, will have their debut album “Rivers Of Heresy” out on September 01st via Roadrunner Records. The band’s live incarnation also includes drumming legend Dave Lombardo (Mr. Bungle, ex-Slayer, etc.) and touring bassist Naomi Macleod (Bitch Falcon).

Vennart commented, “I set about making the most fucking poisonous vile music I possibly could, just unabridged hatred in musical form.” Neil added, “lyrically, it’s as misanthropic and nihilistic as I’ve ever written.”

Rivers Of Heresy” track listing:

01 – “Harvest
02 – “Blusher
03 – “Moi?
04 – “Tired, Aye?
05 – “Sons And Daughters
06 – “Stutter
07 – “Palms Of Hands
08 – “Dusty
09 – “Sold!
10 – “The Looming

Pre-orders can be found here.

06/09 Donington, UK – Download Festival
06/15 Leeds, UK – Brudenell
06/16 Cambridge, UK – Mash
06/18 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest Open Air
07/07 Cheltenham, UK – 2000trees
07/21 Nordfjordeid, NOR – Malakoff
08/17 Somerset, UK – ArcTanGent
09/15-17 Chicago, IL – Riot Fest

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