Official press release:
Magic Bullet Records confirms the impending May release of Largo, the pummeling new full-length by Tampa, Florida’s corrosive quartet, Meatwound, issuing a trailer and more on the LP.
After a successful run in support of their critically-acclaimed Addio debut, Meatwound has returned with seven more songs of ungodly sonic devastation with Largo. While a lot of the scuzzy, surging groove of the debut album can be found intact on Largo, the band has pressed down on the accelerator a bit, resulting in faster and more violent-sounding results this time around. The aural attack has once again been captured by Dan Byers at Rock Garden Studio, just south of Largo, Florida, with mastering by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound. As with the debut, the visuals have once again been executed by former Florida man Chris Norris, aka Steak Mtn.
Scope the trailer previewing a bit of Largo‘s gnarled audio and more right here:
Several Largo trackswere recently used to assault a Florida house-show crowd; watch the entire set here:
Largo will be issued through Magic Bullet Records on purple vinyl LP and digital platforms; official audio samples, preorders and more will be leaked in the days ahead. Meatwound is currently booking tour dates in support of the album, and a video for the album’s “Pigs” is also under construction.
Digital pre-orders are live here; vinyl pre-orders will be released shortly.
Largo track listing:
1. “Haunted House”
3. “Jungle Heart”
4. “Reproduction Blues”
5. “Middle Earth”
Largo is the second LP offering from Tampa’s Meatwound, the outfit’s depraved cast comprised of punk/hardcore scene veterans collectively hailing from the likes of Combatwoundedveteran, Holy Mountain, Headless Dogs, Primate Research, and others. Their Addio debut took home the “Best Heavy” trophy from Creative Loafing‘s 2015 Critic’s Choice Awards, and was described in Decibel Magazine‘s review as, “a bassheavy, guitar-chaotic, drum-puncturing, vocal-strained noise-rock thing of beauty. Six tracks of ’90s worship that have plucked juicy bits from all over to create a lovely smorgasbord of punk, hardcore and pigfuck: the Jesus Lizard groove in ‘I Am Transgressor’; the cement mixer riffing in ‘Meat Pack’ reminiscent of Coalesce; the feedback breakdowns that drive a lot like Jehu; and even a few spazzy interludes that show the lineage back to the No Idea roster from yesteryear.”
Ari Barros – guitar/choke selector
Dan Shook – vocals/master race traitor
Mariano Iglesias – bass/vocals/life force swindler
Leo Suarez – drums/organ trafficking