In just over a week, Nefarious Industries will unveil the self-titled debut EP by Chicago-based MINE COLLAPSE – a new act founded by two-thirds of now defunct punk/metal ensemble arbogast – and PureGrainAudio now aids in the delivery of a new track from the record, streaming the song, “Zeroed.”
Throughout the Mine Collapse EP, a running lyrical theme attempts to, in the words of the band, “address the frustrations in the face of a corporatized culture and the inevitable surrender to it.” This is present in the “Zeroed” single, for which the band offers, “’Zeroed’ similarly echoes the lyrical theme of modern misanthropy, calling out insatiable consumerism and shameless entitlement among the upper crust. ‘Last in line is first to fail/ Choking down the bitter pill / After everything’s consumed / Empty life goes unfulfilled’.”
Enter the PureGrainAudio portal to check out MINE COLLAPSE’s “Zeroed” RIGHT HERE.
Also hear the EP’s track “Mouthpiece” at New Noise Magazine HERE.
MINE COLLAPSE’s release show for the EP sees the band supporting Child Bite and Snafu on July 30th. Additional tour dates following the release of the record will be announced shortly.
MINE COLLAPSE Live:
7/30/2016 Burlington – Chicago, IL *EP Release Show w/ Child Bite, Snafu, Den
Formed in the Fall of 2015, MINE COLLAPSE picks things up where arbogast left off, with Aaron Roemig and Mike Rataj continuing a nearly decade-long collaborating streak. Roemig and Rataj hurl a ten-ton mass of experience onto the Chicago music scene with their newest endeavor—having served time in other Chicago notables Lord (Asian Man Records), Modern Advances (Baldy Longhair Records), Retro Morning, and Still Machine. Rounding out the sound on the EP and live is Ed Sanchez-Gomez, the mastermind behind the Latinoamericano Shoegaze project, Umbra Sum. Recorded with Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos, Lord Mantis, Harm’s Way) at Bricktop Recording, and mastered by Carl Saff (Coliseum, Sofy Major, Young Widows), the self-titled debut from MINE COLLAPSE delves into a uniquely heavy, jagged, sludge-punk sound. Clocking in at twenty-two minutes, the four-song EP shows layers of frantic noise rock and doom riffage stacked atop its jazz-infused pummeling drum style. Influences range from contemporary heavy bands — think Torche, Queens Of The Stone Age, Don Caballero, Boris, and The Austerity Program — to old-school nineties AmRep bands à la Helmet, Jesus Lizard, and Unsane.