As New York City-based eclectic tech/alternative metal duo BANGLADEAFY gets ready to release their anxiously awaited debut full-length, Ribboncutter, through Nefarious Industries this Friday, Metal Injection is now streaming the entire album.
BANGLADEAFY recorded Ribboncutter’s bass and synth tracks at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves with Colin Marston, the drums by Mike Perotta at Ridge Hill Sound and Michael Gatto at Gatto Records, and the vocals by Jonathan Vergara at Pancake Studios, who also mixed and mastered the original tracks, which were then mastered for vinyl by Bill Henderson at Azimuth Mastering. The album is completed with photography by Brian Bonelli and art design by Nick Spadafora.
The band’s Jon Ehlers states with the album stream, “I think one thing we were aiming for with this album was ambiguity in techniques, tones and structure. Could we have made another spazzy bass and drum record? Sure. But we didn’t need to.”
Metal Injection writes, “BANGLADEAFY has been blowing people’s minds with their EP releases over the past few years and now they’re finally releasing a killer full-length record. It’s called Ribboncutter, it’s absolutely going to turn your brain into a steaming pile of blithering nothingness…”
Stream BANGLADEAFY’s Ribboncutter in its bizarre and bewildering entirety at Metal Injection RIGHT HERE.
Watch for new official and playthrough videos from Ribboncutter to be issued over the coming days.
BANGLADEAFY has been hitting the streets heavily with local and regional touring throughout the Northeast since mid-summer and continues to do so through the release of Ribboncutter. The band has confirmed an album release show weekend this Friday and Saturday, a weekend in New England in early October, a New Jersey gig in late October, and a vinyl release show in Brooklyn with Lazer/Wulf the first weekend of December. New shows will be announced in the days ahead and through the rest of the year.
9/21/2018 Comiskey – St James, NY *album release show
9/22/2018 Dojo Dungeon – New Hampton, NY
10/05/2018 Bour House – New Haven, CT
10/06/2018 No Problemo – New Bedford, MA
10/28/2018 Paradise:Lost – New Brunswick, NJ
12/03/2018 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY *vinyl release show w/ Lazer/Wulf
Through their two prior EPs – 2013’s The Briefcase and 2016’s Narcopaloma – BANGLADEAFY has proven itself as an unstoppable and almost unclassifiable force under the umbrella of technical metal. The band’s moniker reflects its two members, merging reference to bombastic drummer Atif Haq’s Bangladeshi bloodline and the physical impairment of bassist/pianist/vocalist Jon Ehlers, who, alongside his two sisters, was born with sensio-neural hearing loss. The band has created a singular style of avant-progressive, technically super-proficient, and overall stunning style of pummeling sound that comes roaring forth on their debut album, Ribboncutter.
BANGLADEAFY has always had a reputation for filling a lot of sonic space between two people. Not satisfied with annihilating every molecule of air within earshot for the past nine years, the pair have added abrasive synths to the mix and have slowly brought back the bratty punk vocals they were once known for on their first official full-length with Nefarious Industries. As these two musicians have over a decade of experience working together as the frenetic tag team of bass and drums across multiple projects, they set out to revisit what originally brought them together. Initially Ehlers had reached out to Haq about playing drums in a live, aggressive synth band. The synths were quickly replaced with the energized bass playing BANGLADEAFY is now a widely-known feature of the band’s output, but the idea was not forgotten. For their first official full-length release, Ribboncutter, the listener is treated to a healthy blend of ultra-hyper bass and drum performance to satisfy the tried and true sound of BANGLADEAFY – showcased here with a curiously more aggressive bite – and wildly abrasive synths to usher in the original intent of the outfit.