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Dopethrone announce new record, Broke Sabbath, out on May 24th via Totem Cat Records

Active since 2008, Dopethrone have always encompassed the bleakness of black metal, the steadfastness of New Orleans-style sludge, and a heavier-than-thou doom mentality. The riffs are thick, punishing, suffocating and destructive, with lyrics based on self-destruction, murder, cannabis and sleazy drug abuse. The band refers to their music as slutch, the Canadian term for cold sludge or dirty mud snow, or, in the band’s own words, a “frozen sludge, snow covered in crackhead diarrhea, blood, tears and broken dreams”. After their second release Dark Foil, this DIY gang started drawing some attention and were invited by Voivoid to play Roadburn Festival in 2012. Since then, Dopethrone haven’t stopped growing their audience in Europe, their adoptive land, releasing five studio records as well as some collaborations with other artists, touring regularly in Europe and Canada.

And just when the world thought Dopethrone had finally disappeared, it is revealed that Canada’s filthiest heavy trio had been delicately baking their sixth studio release, rustling up something evil in the dark corners of their twisted minds. And now, the beast has awakened and ready to deliver maximum levels of grim, fuzz and fun with Broke Sabbath, a noxious 7-tracker that was recorded by long-time collaborator Jean-Baptiste Joubeaud, and coated with copious amounts of asphyxiating sonic density thanks to mastering from Brad Boatright. To celebrate the announcement, the band has also unveiled the first single, “Uniworse”, which you can listen to below this article.

About the record, the band says, “We went full ‘Volume 4’ on this one. The last few years have been thought for the underground, we swam against a tsunami of nonsensical bullshit and still managed not to drown. It’s just like a stew, we all know that the scum always rises to the top… And here we are! We decided to turn up the ‘not giving a fuck’ knob to 11, stepped out of our rusty dumpster, gave it a spit-shine and lit the fucker on fire. We went ‘full DIY’ on the cover artwork. We grabbed a shit-ton of Hochelaga alley dirt, junk, slutch and dumped it on our saloon floor, made a concoction of ‘fake’ blood and proceeded to surgically etch the Dopethrone logo on this stinking putrid pile. We also made all our videos with no budget and full dedication. Passion is known to exceed the norms of expectation, but we’re not passionate, we’re obsessed, so you better buckle up.”

Broke Sabbath will be released on May 24th via Totem Cat Records. Pre-orders will be made available at a later date.

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