Thursday, August 22, 2019

CLOUD RAT - "Wonder"

CLOUD RAT reveals new track "Wonder," prepares for US tour with Iceland's Kælan Mikla and more

Cloud Rat has premiered new track "Wonder" via BrooklynVegan.

Stream, here:

"Wonder" appears on Cloud Rat's upcoming, fourth full-length album, Pollinator, due out September 13th on Artoffact Records.

Pre-order, pre-add, and pre-save the album, here:

Sheer emotion is the name of the game on "Wonder" – Brandon Hill's hurricane drumming propels the song, as Rorik Brooks' melodic guitars and Madison Marshall's tortured screams deliver complete catharsis in just under two minutes.

Over the past ten years, Cloud Rat has established itself as one of the most compelling bands in the underground – releasing four full-length albums, eleven EPs and splits, a live album, and various other comps, the prolific Michigan trio has made a name for itself via sheer emotion and musical freedom. Emerging from the space where hardcore punk spirals into grindcore, Cloud Rat incorporates musical influences from across the map – black metal, death metal, noise, folk, and beyond – all while retaining its realness and urgency.

As BrooklynVegan states,"Grindcore isn’t always the easiest genre to break ground in, but Cloud Rat have a genuinely fresh, unique take on the genre... Even on their grindiest songs you can tell that Cloud Rat are experimentalists at heart."

Brooks states, "Pollinator is our most complete and accomplished work yet. It is the quintessence of everything we've tried to say and do before, and it's kind of fitting that we are coming up on a decade of being a band together."

As a companion piece to Pollinator, Cloud Rat has devoted an entire EP to its more experimental leanings: Artoffact will release Do Not Let Me Off the Cliff as the second disc in a 2-CD digipak version of Pollinator.

Upcoming shows include a week of US dates with labelmates Kælan Mikla and more.

Aug 30 - Chicago IL @ Scorched Tundra Fest
Sep 2 - Boston, MA @ Once Somerville w/ Kælan Mikla
Sep 3 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie w/ Kælan Mikla
Sep 5 - Richmond, VA @ Wonderland w/ Kælan Mikla
Sep 6 - Atlanta, GA @ 529 Bar w/ Kælan Mikla
Sep 7 - New Orleans, LA @ Santos w/ Kælan Mikla
Sep 8 - Austin, TX @ Empire
Sep 9 - Dallas, TX @ Double Wide
Sep 10 - Little Rock, AR @ Whitewater
Sep 11 - Memphis, TN @ B Side
Sep 12 - Raleigh, NC @ Maywood
Sep 13 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery w/ Pig Destroyer
Sep 14 - Hudson, NY @ Basilica Soundscape
Sep 15 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr Roboto Project
May 2020 - Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest

Photo by Jason Tipton

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