(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)
In celebration of their impending twentieth anniversary, Ohio’s extremist noise veterans FISTULA are preparing to unleash the first wave of a planned series of Splits. Slated to drop on December 15th via PATAC Records, the first splits find FISTULA facing off with sludge stalwarts Come To Grief and -(16)-.
The band’s split with Come To Grief features two original unreleased tracks and will be available in three colors of vinyl, as well as an extremely limited “cassingle.” On the second split, -(16)- covers “Complications” by Killing Joke while FISTULA covers “Mongoloid” by Devo. This release will also be available in three color variants.
FISTULA will unleash four more splits with Hemdale, Bloodsick, Fister, and one final band to be announced at a later date. Additionally, the band will issue a vinyl version of 2016’s Longing For Infection with a bonus etched seven-inch from the recording session. Details to be announced in the coming weeks.
All of these impending releases, re-issues on vinyl and what have you are all part of FISTULA‘s turning twenty years old in 2018. Since 1998, the band has relentlessly pummeled and punished listeners with some of the most volatile musical brutality known to man.
1. Fistula/Come To Grief Track Listing:
A1 Come To Grief – Take Me In My Sleep
B1 Fistula – Contusion
B1 Fistula – Mongoloid (Devo cover)
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