Article By: Leanne Ridgeway
Riff Relevant is quite excited to present an exclusive première of the new track “Abominatrix” from the Mid-Atlantic’s heathen brethren WASTED THEORY.
The “Abominatrix” song and lyric video from these riffmongers is the second track from their side of the much-anticipated “Chapter 9” of the ‘Second Coming Of Heavy‘ Split Series from Ripple Music. The ninth chapter is another full-length, dual destroyer from the series, this time with the (in my opinion) absolutely perfect pairing of Wasted Theory and Cortez.
We have some words from Wasted Theory about their side of songs for the Ripple ‘Chapter 9‘ Split:
“The songs on the split were a combination of different players. We wrote half of the material with our former guitarist and the other half with our new guitarist Andrew [Petkovic]. Much like everything else in our catalog, we feel like it helped give each tune its own identity. Obviously, the last thing we wanted to do was to release four songs that all sounded the same sonically. We wrote what we felt at the time was the dirtiest, grooviest, rifftastic tunes we had written since the ‘Defenders’ album.”
Cortez also offered a bit of insight into their contributed recordings:
“Infinite celestial bodies hurling through infinite space and time, a nation filled with people who have never been more connected to each other or so far apart, and the more personal relationships we have with our own self and a person we hold dear. These three original songs we wrote are an examination of the distance, the loneliness, and the murkiness that can exist in systems both large and small in scale. I know, I know… heavy stuff, maaaaan. We didn’t want to bum you out too much, so we figured we’d round it out with the title track from the underappreciated Deep Purple Mark III album ‘Stormbringer.’ Thanks for listening, as always, more new Cortez is on the way soon.”
‘Second Coming Of Heavy: Chapter 9’ – Tracklist:
Side A: Cortez
Fog Of Whores
Side B: Wasted Theory
Baptized In Gasoline
‘Second Coming Of Heavy: Chapter 9’ is due for release on Friday, September 21st, and will be available on limited vinyl LP variants, plus digital streaming and download coming via the label’s Bandcamp. Ordering will be available in the near future on the Ripple Music Webstore [HERE]. The incredible artwork was created by Joseph Rudell at Ghosttown Graphic Art.
Wasted Theory also shared some rather interesting details regarding the song in the lyric visualizer:
“When we wrote “Abominatrix”, we wanted to write a song that had more of a driving metal vibe that was heavy on the breakdowns. Something with a lot of thick riffs that would pull in the old metal heshers from the front of the bar up to the stage.
Lyrically, the song is about exploring the practices of sadomasochism and domination, from the perspective of the amateur bondage and humiliation fan. The song was meant to be a dark battle cry for us sinners who obviously don’t regularly attend church. The lyric video was produced and animated by YOD Multimedia.”
Wasted Theory ‘Stoned On Both Coasts’ Tour – remaining dates for 2018:
- Aug. 24 – Washington DC @ Atlas Brew Works
- Aug. 25 – Frederick MD @ Guido’s Speakeasy
- Sep. 13 – Shadyside OH @ The Buzz Inn
- Sep. 14 – Columbus OH @ Victory’s Live
- Sep. 15 – Indianapolis IN @ Indiana City Brewery
- Sep. 16 – Louisville KY @ Magbar
- Oct. 11 – Pittsburgh PA @ Howler’s
- Oct. 12 – Detroit MI @ Fireside Inn
- Oct. 13 – Canton OH @ Buzzbin Art & Music Shop
- Nov. 17 – Baltimore MD @ Oliver Brewing Company (Record Release Show)
Cortez is also appearing this weekend at RPM Fest, sponsored in part by Riff Relevant. [INFO].