SEATTLE DUO MAKES MATH-GRIND MAGIC OUT OF UNORTHODOX GEAR; DECIBEL PREMIERES VIDEO; SILENT PENDULUM TO RELEASE DEBUT FULL-LENGTH
"Instrumental grind duo Pound play a super groovy, mathy form of the genre... The mathy chaos shares as many similarities with The Dillinger Escape Plan and Meshuggah as it does with other grindcore bands."
Seattle duo Pound will release its debut, self-titled album, July 13th on Silent Pendulum Records.
Watch the video for "x.---.x.---.x.---.x.---" from Pound's self-titled debut, here via Decibel Magazine:
Pre-order the album, here:
Digital + vinyl: https://silentpendulumrecords.
Digital + merch: https://pound.bandcamp.com
As shown in the video for new song "x.---.x.---.x.---.x.---," Pound's unique setup consists of a baritone 9-string guitar and two drum kits positioned at a 90-degree angle. The sounds extracted from these unorthodox instruments adds up to an entirely new vibe that belongs only to Pound.
Debut album Pound was mixed and mastered by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio (Primitive Man, Cattle Decapitation).
The music's machine-like nature is reflected in the song titles – each title is a symbolic representation of a rhythm contained in the song. The tracklist is as follows:
Founded in Seattle in 2008, Pound honed its sound and vision for a full decade before finally immortalizing it in album form. Debut album Pound is a tour-de-force, showcasing a purely passionate style, located entirely outside the box.
Guitarist Ryan Schutte warns: "When I hit my octave pedals on the clean rig, you feel it. It shakes the room. We rattled all the bottles off a bar once... At a show a few years back, my bass cab burst into flames and a foot of fire shot out the front." Stay tuned for Pound's next live dates.
Ryan Schutte - baritone 9-string guitar
David Stickney - dual drum kits
Photo by Grant Staab