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With over a decade of experience working together across multiple projects, the frenetic bass and drums tag team known as BANGLADEAFY have set out to revisit what originally brought them together. Initially Jon had reached out to Atif about playing drums in a live, aggressive synth band. The synths were quickly replaced with the energized bass playing we know them for, but the idea was not forgotten. On Ribboncutter, their first official full length release, we are treated to a healthy blend of BANGLADEAFY’s tried and true ultra-hyper bass and drum performance complemented by wildly abrasive synths to usher in the duo’s original intent with a curiously more aggressive bite.

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BANGLADEAFY: Deranged “Espionage” Video Premiered At Toilet Ov Hell; Vinyl Version Of Ribboncutter Out Now Via Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

Bangladeafy - photo by Nick Spadafora
[photos by Nick Spadafora]

New York City-based technical/eccentric metal duo BANGLADEAFY presents their deranged new video for “Espionage,” which is found on the band’s intense new LP, Ribboncutter. Toilet Ov Hell is hosting the debut of the new video as the vinyl edition of the album sees release through Nefarious Industries.

The “Espionage” video was directed and filmed by Jason Smallwood, and through the use of horses, popcorn, firearms, and unhinged lunacy, attempts to visually corral BANGLADEAFY’s singular and unhinged sound.

“This song was our first experiment in which I mimicked the drum phrase between my bass and a sampler in real time,” BANGLADEAFY’s Jon Ehlers discloses about “Espionage,” offering on the video itself, “This is our second time working with Jason Smallwood. We trust his vision, so we gave him full creative control, but when contrasting this video with the previous one, I’m proud of it but also concerned for his mental health. It might be a cry for help.”

Toilet Ov Hell offers with the video, “It’s dark and weird, but you won’t be able to turn away. ‘Espionage’ is a fever-dream drenched in bad acid and good cough syrup. It twists, turns, shifts, and discombobulates. It stays crunchy even in milk.”

See BANGLADEAFY’s “Espionage” video at Toilet Ov Hell RIGHT HERE.

Following its digital and CD release through Nefarious Industries in September, Ribboncutter is now available on wax, pressed on beautiful 180-gram 12″ vinyl at 45rpm, with 200 pressed on opaque green and 100 on black. Find order options the label webshop HERE and Bandcamp where the entire album is streaming HERE.

BANGLADEAFY Live:
12/03/2018 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Lazer/Wulf

BANGLADEAFY has proven itself as an unstoppable and almost unclassifiable force under the umbrella of technical metal. 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. The name BANGLADEAFY merges references to bombastic Bangladeshi-American drummer Atif Haq and the physical impairment of bassist/pianist/vocalist Jon Ehlers, who, alongside his two sisters, was born with sensio-neural hearing loss.

Ribboncutter’s bass and synth tracks were recorded 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.

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Video Premiere: BANGLADEAFY “Espionage” – Toilet Ov Hell

“It’s dark and weird, but you won’t be able to turn away. ‘Espionage’ is a fever-dream drenched in bad acid and good cough syrup. It twists, turns, shifts, and discombobulates. It stays crunchy even in milk. Really, it’s the perfect song and video for a place called Toilet Ov Hell.” – Toilet Ov Hell

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BANGLADEAFY: New Noise Magazine Premieres “Conch” Live Video With Feature On Member’s Inborn Hearing Loss; Vinyl Version Of Ribboncutter Out Next Week Via Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

Bangladeafy - photo by Nick Spadafora[photo by Nick Spadafora]

A new live video of “Conch” by New York City-based tech metal eccentrics BANGLADEAFY is now playing at New Noise Magazine, alongside a feature on the band’s Jon Ehlers, who was born with sensio-neural hearing loss. The feature hits just a week ahead of the limited vinyl edition of the band’s new full-length release, Ribboncutter, through Nefarious Industries.

The name BANGLADEAFY merges references to bombastic Bangladeshi-American drummer Atif Haq and the physical impairment of bassist/pianist/vocalist Jon Ehlers, who, alongside his two sisters, was born with sensio-neural hearing loss. This factor is focused on in the New Noise Magazine, alongside the multi-camera pro-shot live video of the Ribboncutter track “Conch,” filmed live in Brooklyn in July.

The New Noise feature includes, “the tracks move at a strange and frantic pace. Alien time signatures abound, and complex sequences melt into one another to create a singular, dazzling array of sound. The new album utilizes synths in a more integrated way, bringing a new dimension to the sound that reveals itself in layers, like gazing into a fractal.”

Check out BANGLADEAFY’s live “Conch” video and the feature at New Noise RIGHT HERE.

Following its digital and CD release through Nefarious Industries in September, Ribboncutter’s LP pressing is completed, pressed on beautiful 180-gram 12″ vinyl at 45rpm, with 200 pressed on opaque green and 100 on black. Find order options the label webshop HERE and Bandcamp where the entire album is streaming HERE. Also see the “Steam” bass playthrough at Gear Gods HERE.

Watch for additional videos from Ribboncutter to be issued over the days ahead.

BANGLADEAFY Live:
10/26/2018 Furnace Warehouse – Hicksville, NY w/ Visualize Industrial Collapse, Dead Empires, Blame God, Not
10/28/2018 Paradise:Lost – New Brunswick, NJ w/ Invalids, Gematria, Hole In The Earth [info]
12/03/2018 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY 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 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 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.

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BANGLADEAFY: “Steam” Bass Playthrough Video Playing At Gear Gods; Ribboncutter Debut Full-Length Out Now Via Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

Bangladeafy - photo by Nick Spadafora[photos by Nick Spadafora]

With the release of BANGLADEAFY’s debut full-length release, Ribboncutter, through Nefarious Industries last week still fresh, Gear Gods is now hosting a playthrough video for the album’s “Steam.”

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.

Filmed by Nick Spadafora, BANGLADEAFY’s “Steam” playthrough video shows the duo’s vocalist/bassist/synth player Jon Ehlers performing the track’s rambunctious and technical basslines. “It’s not often you get a band that combines the genres of tech, world, and thrash, but when you do, BANGLADEAFY are the ones doing it right,” Gear Gods issues with the video’s debut, commenting on “Steam” in particular, “As with most of the music from these guys, this track has a lot going on. Although it barely beats the two-minute mark, the tune pummels you with the aggressive basslines of Ehlers, the hypnotic percussion of Haq, and enough dizzying synth lines to write home about. It’s a banger in the truest sense, and doesn’t let you go until it’s had its way with you, and we wouldn’t want it any other way.”

See BANGLADEAFY’s “Steam” bass playthrough at Gear Gods RIGHT HERE.

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.

Ribboncutter is now available digitally and in a limited CD run through Nefarious Industries, with the 12” vinyl cut at 45rpm arriving in October. Place CD orders and LP preorders at the Nefarious webshop HERE and Bandcamp where the entire album is streaming HERE.

Watch for a new official video from Ribboncutter to be issued over the days ahead.

BANGLADEAFY Live:
10/05/2018 Bour House – New Haven, CT
10/06/2018 No Problemo – New Bedford, MA
10/28/2018 Paradise:Lost – New Brunswick, NJ w/ Invalids
12/03/2018 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY *vinyl release show w/ Lazer/Wulf

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BANGLADEAFY: “Ribboncutter” Album Review – Post-Trash

“Brooklyn two-piece BANGLADEAFY have been making music for close to a decade and have few others they can be compared to. Trying to sell them to friends, usually goes, “they’re like if NIN and Hella had a baby.” The songs are dark, tense, humorous, displaying an absolutely mind blowing amount of skill by Jon Ehlers and Atif Haq. […] Ribboncutter is a furious departure from their last outing, the fantastic Narcopalma, featuring more deep, foggy synths, creating a series of songs that feel like early aught’s techno beats suffering from a withdrawal. […] The album clocks in at just over twenty minutes and is a train heading for oblivion from beginning to end.” – Post-Trash

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BANGLADEAFY Bassist Jon Ehlers Charges Through This Exclusive Playthrough of “Steam” – GearGods

“It’s not often you get a band that combines the genres of tech, world, and thrash, but when you do, BANGLADEAFY are the ones doing it right. […] As with most of the music from these guys, this track has a lot going on. Although it barely beats the 2-minute mark, the tune pummels you with the aggressive basslines of Ehlers, the hypnotic percussion of Haq, and enough dizzying synth lines to write home about. It’s a banger in the truest sense, and doesn’t let you go until it’s had its way with you, and we wouldn’t want it any other way.” – Gear Gods

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BANGLADEAFY Ribboncutter – Svbterranean

“New York duo BANGLADEAFY return with their signature brand of cartoonish math metal on Ribboncutter. For the uninitiated, the sounds produced by bassist Jon Ehlers and drummer Atif Haq is essentially what would happen if Les Claypool joined Don Caballero, or if Hella were raised on a steady diet of LSD and Mr. Bungle. The highly technical, dissonant, yet eccentric racket these gentlemen make is unique to them and to them alone.” – Svbterranean

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BANGLADEAFY: Metal Injection Streams Entire Ribboncutter Full-Length By NYC Eclectic Tech Metal Duo; Album Sees Release Friday Via Nefarious Industries – Earsplit PR

Bangladeafy - photo by Nick Spadafora
[photo by Nick Spadafora]

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.

Nefarious Industries will release Ribboncutter digitally and on CD September 21st, with 12” vinyl cut at 45rpm arriving in October. Find preorders at the Nefarious webshop HERE and Bandcamp 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.

BANGLADEAFY Live:
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.

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Get Weird And Mostly Spazzy With BANGLADEAFY’s New Album Ribboncutter – Metal Injection

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, and we’re premiering it in full today. […] Why bother repeating what you’ve already heard when BANGLADEAFY can destroy you in other, brand new and exciting ways?” – Metal Injection

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BANGLADEAFY: Ribboncutter – Ghost Cult Magazine

BANGLADEAFY still manages to produce the musical equivalent of a multi-coloured spray-paint can, practically jittering and bursting with bonkers rhythms and stomach-turning dissonance. It’s easy for this kind of thing to fall into the usual chin-stroking, muso trap, but Ribboncutter (Nefarious Industries) retains a certain character that gives it its replay value.” – Ghost Cult Magazine

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BANGLADEAFY: Ribboncutter – Can This Even Be Called Music?

“Jon and Atif form a spectacular symbiosis. Jon’s bass work is as incredibly daunting as ever, playing across the whole tessitura of his instrument in a frantic and relentless fashion — which made BANGLADEAFY what it is! — while Atif’s drums are complex and intricate, melodic in a sense, too, with different percussions playing the role of pitches on a musical staff. […] Ribboncutter is undoubtedly BANGLADEAFY‘s best work to date, topping even 2016’s Narcopaloma, which already set the bar higher than before.” – Can This Even Be Called Music?

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Track Premiere: BANGLADEAFY ‘Steam’ – Decibel Magazine

“The bass and drum duo are skilled, taking the song through multiple moods and levels of intensity over the course of two-and-a-half minutes. Without guitars or death growls, BANGLADEAFY‘s version of extreme is different than, say, Dying Fetus, but it’s no less impressive for it.” – Decibel Magazine

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BANGLADEAFY: Decibel Magazine Burns Off Some “Steam” From Ribboncutter; Debut LP From NYC Duo Nears Release Through Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

Bangladeafy - photo by Nick Spadafora[photos by Nick Spadafora]

Nefarious Industries is preparing for the release of the unhinged and bizarre rampage of NYC-based BANGLADEAFY, and their debut LP, Ribboncutter. With the record’s street date closing in, the album’s new “Steam” single has been premiered through Decibel Magazine.

Through their two prior EPs – 2013’s The Briefcase and 2016’s Narcopaloma – the BANGLADEAFY duo 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.

With the new single “Steam,” Ehlers offers, “This song was written during the Narcopaloma sessions but didn’t make it to the final cut. In the time since that release, we opened up its holding cell to find that it had developed a violent layer of mold that makes it fit right into the ugliness of Ribboncutter.”

Decibel Magazine offers of the band’s output, “The bass and drum duo are skilled, taking the song through multiple moods and levels of intensity over the course of two-and-a-half minutes. Without guitars or death growls, BANGLADEAFY’s version of extreme is different than, say, Dying Fetus, but it’s no less impressive for it.”

Burn off some BANGLADEAFY “Steam” at Decibel Magazine RIGHT HERE.

Ribboncutter’s bass and synths were recorded by Colin Marston at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves, the drums recorded by Mike Perotta at Ridge Hill Sound and Michael Gatto at Gatto Records, and the vocals were recorded 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. Completed with photography by Brian Bonelli and art design by Nick Spadafora, the album will see release on all digital platforms as well as LP cut at 45rpm.

Nefarious Industries will release Ribboncutter digitally and on CD September 21st, with vinyl arriving several weeks later. Find preorders at the Nefarious webshop HERE and Bandcamp where the title track is streaming HERE.

Watch for additional audio and video previews from the album and more to be issued in the weeks ahead.

The bass and drum tech-metal duo 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.

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Review: Tech Metal Duo BANGLADEAFY Release Title Track From Upcoming Ribboncutter LP – Everything Is Noise

“Drummer Atif Haq and Bassist/synth player/vocalist Jon Ehlers have once again delivered a high energy blast of unique, guitar-free tech metal with punky vocals that inspire feelings of resistance and uprising. The synth work on the track creates a fairly abrasive and disconcerting vibe, and it fucking rules! […] Considering the fact that BANGLADEAFY didn’t even touch their most deadly weapon -the bass- on this track, I’m intrigued to hear how they utilize it in the other tracks on Ribboncutter.” – Everything Is Noise

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BANGLADEAFY: No Clean Singing Premieres Title Track From Ribboncutter LP By NYC Tech Metal Duo; Album Nears Release Through Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

Bangladeafy - photo by Nick Spadafora[photos by Nick Spadafora]

No Clean Singing is now streaming “Ribboncutter,” the lead single and the title track to the proper debut LP by NYC synth-drenched tech metal duo BANGLADEAFY. The album is set for September release through Nefarious Industries, who has posted preorders this week.

Ribboncutter’s bass and synths were recorded by Colin Marston at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves, the drums recorded by Mike Perotta at Ridge Hill Sound and Michael Gatto at Gatto Records, and the vocals were recorded 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. Completed with photography by Brian Bonelli and art design by Nick Spadafora, the album will see release on all digital platforms as well as LP cut at 45rpm.

BANGLADEAFY’s Jon Ehlers offers of the “Ribboncutter” track, “The song is live synths and live drums. No bass for that one, but still heavy as fuck. I came up with the rhythm when I was on a trip in the jungles of Costa Rica and I couldn’t shake it the entire trip.”

No Clean Singing posts in part, “BANGLADEAFY have recorded a new album, the name of which is Ribboncutter. It will be released by Nefarious Industries on September 21st. That news, all by itself, was a source of fresh intrigue. It seemed a given that these two wouldn’t have done anything that could remotely be considered conventional. The only question was what kind of roller-coaster ride had they have created for us, and whether listeners would be left securely strapped in place for the spin or instead be vaulted way out into thin air, arms and legs flailing in frightened and gleeful exhilaration. The answer should have been obvious.”

Unleash BANGLADEAFY’s “Ribboncutter” at No Clean Singing RIGHT HERE.

Nefarious Industries will release Ribboncutter digitally and on CD September 21st, with vinyl arriving several weeks later. Find preorders at the Nefarious webshop HERE and Bandcamp HERE.

Watch for additional audio and video previews from the album and more to be issued in the weeks ahead. BANGLADEAFY also just completed several runs of East Coast tour dates performing material from Ribboncutter, with more shows to be expected shortly.

The bass and drum tech-metal duo 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. Ribboncutter introduces a new stage in the nearly-twelve-year exploration of pushing conventional musical limits between Atif Haq and Jon Ehlers.

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.

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AN NCS PREMIERE: BANGLADEAFY — “RIBBONCUTTER”

“Yes indeed, it’s heavy as fuck, and sufficiently berserk to make your brain rattle like a marble in a can affixed to one of those pneumatic paint shakers. The music’s combination of intricate, hard-pulsing, head-battering rhythms is nerve-exploding, and the synth’s rapidly warping tones and equally rapid swirling sounds (along with a cavalcade of other darting phantoms of electronic lunacy and doses of wicked vocal incineration) are all mind-melting. Such an electrifying blast…” – No Clean Singing

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BANGLADEAFY: Ribboncutter LP By New York Tech Metal Duo To See Release Via Nefarious Industries; Trailer, Tour Dates, And More Posted – Earsplit Compound

Bangladeafy - photo by Nick Spadafora[photo by Nick Spadafora]

New York City-based tech metal duo BANGLADEAFY has completed their long-awaited debut album, Ribboncutter, now confirmed for digital, vinyl, and CD release through Nefarious Industries this fall. The album artwork, a brief trailer, and more has been posted, and the band has also booked a run of East Coast tour dates which begins this week.

The bass and drum tech-metal duo 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. Ribboncutter introduces a new stage in the nearly-twelve-year exploration of pushing conventional musical limits between Atif Haq and Jon Ehlers.

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, with Nefarious Industries, we are 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.

Ribboncutter’s bass and synths were recorded by Colin Marston at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves, the drums recorded by Mike Perotta at Ridge Hill Sound and Michael Gatto at Gatto Records, and the vocals were recorded 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. Completed with photography by Brian Bonelli and art design by Nick Spadafora, the album will see release on all digital platforms as well as LP cut at 45rpm.

Check out a brief trailer for Ribboncutter HERE.

Nefarious Industries will release Ribboncutter on September 21st. Watch for audio and video previews, preorders, and more to be issued in the coming days.

BANGLADEAFY will kick off a run of summer tour dates this week, playing Baltimore this Friday, July 13th, Richmond on Saturday, and New Brunswick on Sunday. July shows follow on the 20th in New Paltz, the 28th in Brooklyn, and the 29th in Philadelphia. August sees them playing Brooklyn again on the 3rd, then on the 4th at Battle Candle Festival in Warwick. More tour dates are to be continually expected over the months ahead.

BANGLADEAFY Summer Shows:
7/13/2018 Joe Squared – Baltimore, MD w/ Thought Eater, Snakefeast, Modern Fuzz
7/14/2018 Garden Grove – Richmond, VA w/ Teen Death, Foresterr, Swathe
7/15/2018 Paradise:Lost – New Brunswick, NJ w/ Bubblegum Octopus, Mothguts, Bathing In Chunks
7/20/2018 Snug Harbor – New Paltz, NY w/ Multiple Bird Strikes, 16hpp
7/28/2018 Brooklyn Bazaar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Giraffes? Giraffes!
7/29/2018 The Barbary – Philadelphia, PA w/ The Mountain Chiefs, Countdown From Ten, Cellar Fox
8/03/2018 The Kingsland – Brooklyn, NY w/ InAeona, Dreadnought, Piggy Black Cross
8/04/2018 Wickham Woodlands Park – Warwick, NY @ Battle Candle Festival

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BANGLADEAFY: Narcopaloma – The Ripple Effect

“In my humble opinion these new songs distill Bangladeafy‘s music into it’s purest form yet. We have two musicians who work seamlessly together to weave highly intricate blasts of technical excellence.” – The Ripple Effect

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BANGLADEAFY: “Narcopaloma” Review – Freq

“I tend to be cynical of a lot of math-rock/prog things for doing these things, but where Bangladeafy do it well it’s because it’s fundamentally closer to fusion jazz without all the floppy dogshit that comes with fusion.” – Freq

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BANGLADEAFY Embarks On East Coast Tour Run This Weekend; Band Working On Follow-Up To Narcopaloma EP – Earsplit Compound

Bangladeafy
[photo by Nick Spadafora]

NYC tech-metal-mangling duo BANGLADEAFY embarks on a short East Coast run of shows this week to close out the year. Joined by Cryptodira, the band has confirmed shows in Baltimore this Friday, December 16th, Philadelphia on Saturday the 17th, and their hometown of Brooklyn, this Sunday, December 18th.

These will be BANGLADEAFY’s final shows for 2016, as the band will spend the Winter months finishing the songwriting for their next release, the follow-up to this year’s lauded Narcopaloma EP. Additional news on the next release as well as Spring tour dates will be issued early in the new year.

Stream Narcopaloma at THIS LOCATION, see the “Say It With Your Chest” video HERE, and watch a Gear Gods playthrough video HERE.

Narcopaloma is out now on Nefarious Industries; place orders for the CD and digital HERE.

BANGLADEAFY w/ Cryptodira:
12/16/2016 Sidebar – Baltimore, MD
12/17/2016 Fire Shot Drive In – Philadelphia, PA
12/18/2016 Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, NY (matinee)

BANGLADEAFY issued their Narcopaloma EP through Nefarious Industries in August, the record capturing the attention of media outlets everywhere including Noisey, who issued, “The NYC duo’s ultra-complex blurts of drum and bass insanity pebble-dash the inside of your skull like Satan’s own toilet bowel, and Narcopaloma, their new EP, comes off like Lightning Bolt and the Melvins eating big, greedy spoonfuls of each other’s candy-colored vomit.” MetalSucks praised, “the only way the band’s name could be even more accurate is if it was ‘Bangladeafinitelygreatmusicians.’ The skill with which these two dudes create spazzy mathcore ensures that they’re more than just a band with a great gimmick… it’s a noodly maze that defies easy categorization and demands repeat listens.” Metal Injection hails, “The mostly instrumental drum and bass duo sound like the bastard child of Primus, Rush and Animals As Leaders… Ehlers’ spastic and busy bass work is matched in intensity by Haq’s drums. The swirling fusion-like rhythms and subtle keyboard swells are the audio equivalent of an amusement park ride that leaves you breathless when it’s over and makes you immediately get in line to ride it again.”

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BANGLADEAFY: Tech-Instrumental Duo Unloads Sci-Fi Ferocity In “Say It With Your Chest” Video Premiere Via MetalSucks – Earsplit Compound

Bangladeafy screen shot

BANGLADEAFY has just issued a scorching new video, a bewilderingly wild infusion of sci-fi visuals appropriately fitted to their equally intense “Say It With Your Chest,” the song culled from their recently-released Narcopaloma EP.

Filmed, directed, and edited by Jason Smallwood, BANGLADEAFY’s totally bonkers new video comes into the public through an exclusive premiere at MetalSucks — who has championed the band virtually since inception — their write-up accompanying the premiere offering in part, “The clip is like an acid nightmare amalgamation of A-Ha’s famous ‘Take On Me’ video, Tron, a toy commercial, and that messed-up shit they show Malcolm McDowell in A Clockwork Orange to make him stop being evil. And we’re not even sure that description does it justice.”

Wrap your face around BANGLADEAFY’s “Say It With Your Chest” only at MetalSucks RIGHT HERE.

Narcopaloma is out now on Nefarious Industries; stream the full EP at Noisey alongside an interrogation of the band RIGHT HERE, view a recent Gear Gods playthrough video at THIS LOCATION, and place orders for the CD and digital HERE.

BANGLADEAFY continues to book new shows supporting Narcopaloma, including a show at Brooklyn’s infamous Saint Vitus Bar TONIGHT, September 27th, and shows in Smithtown and again in Brooklyn this Friday, September 30th, and Saturday, October 1st, respectively.

BANGLADEAFY Live:
9/27/2016 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Seven Suns
9/30/2016 Katie’s – Smithtown, NY w/ Dead Empires, Bbigpigg, Bite Your Tongue
10/01/2016 Lucky 13 – Brooklyn, NY w/ Dead Empires, Bbigpigg
10/22/2016 Village Pub – Lindenhurst, NY w/ Sargasm, Consonance, Transience

The humans, frothing for another hit of that intoxicating thing BANGLADEAFY does with their mostly instrumental, technical, sci-fi/progressive auditory bombast, have welcomed the news of a new record from this prime pair with widespread approval. Noisey issued, “The NYC duo’s ultra-complex blurts of drum and bass insanity pebble-dash the inside of your skull like Satan’s own toilet bowel, and Narcopaloma, their new EP, comes off like Lightning Bolt and the Melvins eating big, greedy spoonfuls of each other’s candy-colored vomit.” MetalSucks came in early offering, “the only way the band’s name could be even more accurate is if it was ‘Bangladeafinitelygreatmusicians.’ The skill with which these two dudes create spazzy mathcore ensures that they’re more than just a band with a great gimmick… it’s a noodly maze that defies easy categorization and demands repeat listens.” Metal Injection hails BANGLADEAFY’s new output with, “The mostly instrumental drum and bass duo sound like the bastard child of Primus, Rush and Animals As Leaders… Ehlers’ spastic and busy bass work is matched in intensity by Haq’s drums. The swirling fusion-like rhythms and subtle keyboard swells are the audio equivalent of an amusement park ride that leaves you breathless when it’s over and makes you immediately get in line to ride it again.”

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Exclusive Cinemetal Premiere: Bangladeafy’s “Say It with Your Chest” – MetalSucks

“…like an acid nightmare amalgamation of a-ha’s famous “Take On Me” video, Tron, a toy commercial, and that messed-up shit they show Malcolm McDowell in A Clockwork Orange to make him stop being evil. And we’re not even sure that description does it justice.” – MetalSucks

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NYC Record of the Month: Bangladeafy – “Narcopaloma”

“We are here, desperately tapping the big HELP button on our Life Alert pendant because the latest release from NYC’s Bangladeafy has left us bowled over on the floor. Narcopaloma, the band’s newest EP, is an unrelenting chaos machine, delivering proggy riffage at its absolute best–there’s not a single passage on here that feels either half baked or overworked. The duo of Jon Ehlers and Atif Haq also drop such technically intense licks that any four-piece band would be left eating their dust. Make no mistake, Narcopaloma is a mammoth work (well deserving of multiple listens), but it manages to feel consistently innovative rather than overly indulgent.” – The Deli Magazine

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BANGLADEAFY: “Termites” Bass Playthrough – Gear Gods

Bangladeafy is a two-man band consisting of bassist Jon Ehlers and drummer Atif Haq, and their combined skill is impressive even before you learn that Jon has been nearly entirely deaf since birth. Then, the mind boggles.” – Gear Gods

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BANGLADEAFY: Gear Gods Issues Bass Playthrough Video From NYC Tech Metal Outfit; Narcopaloma EP Out Now – Earsplit Compound

Bangladeafy

In the wake of their intense new Narcopaloma EP’s very recent release via Nefarious Industries, Brooklyn tech metal duo BANGLADEAFY has been featured on Gear Gods through an up-close playthrough video. The band has also announced several new shows throughout the Northeast for the months ahead.

Showcasing the scorching bass-work of BANGLADEAFY’s Jon Ehlers deploying the riffage for the whiplash-inducing track “Termites,” the new playthrough video is engaging on its own, yet when the viewer discovers that the multi-instrumentalist has been hearing-impaired since birth, the delivery becomes that much more impressive. The video was filmed by Frank Huang of Pit Full Of Shit, and sees release through Gear Gods.

Scope the video at THIS LOCATION.

Engineered and mixed by Jonathan Vergara at Pancake Studios, with Atif Haq’s drums having been recorded by Mike Gatto, and all bass, samplers, and keys tracked by the band’s Jon Ehlers, BANGLADEAFY’s Narcopaloma deploys seven new tunes, the long-awaited follow-up to their 2013-released The Briefcase. Stream the full EP at Noisey alongside an interrogation of the band RIGHT HERE, and place orders for the CD and digital HERE.

BANGLADEAFY continues to book new shows for the rest of the year, with new gigs across the New York City region confirmed throughout September and October, and much more being planned.

BANGLADEAFY Live:
9/27/2016 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Seven Suns
9/30/2016 Katie’s – Smithtown, NY w/ Dead Empires, Bbigpigg, Bite Your Tongue
10/01/2016 Lucky 13 – Brooklyn, NY w/ Dead Empires, Bbigpigg
10/22/2016 Village Pub – Lindenhurst, NY w/ Sargasm, Consonance, Transience

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Bamgladeafy: Narcopaloma – No Ripcord

Narcopaloma is the work of a band that seemingly revels in the excesses of progressive virtuosity while applying the “econo” philosophy of the Minutemen to their overall presentation. Though short, Narcopaloma sounds complete, every track transitioning perfectly into the next, bridged by synthesized tones and playful, electronic instrumental oddities.” – No Ripcord

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Album Review: BANGLADEAFY Narcopaloma – Metal Injection

“I think what has made me come back to Bangladeafy time and time again over the years is the band’s ability to consistently surprise with their music. You’d think that their brand of monochromatic and arrhythmic instrumental madness would get dull after a while, but instead you find yourself coming back time and time again to more fully understand what the album is truly about. They can be rock gods of the sort not seen since Emerson, Lake and Palmer. […] You don’t want to spend too much time at once with Narcopaloma because it very well may destroy your brain. There is so much to understand here that to try and explain it with mere words seems like an insult to the music. There are hooks, slams and everything in between. If you can wrap your head around the madness of this band then you are a better man than I, because here I am, five or six listens in and I’m still only just barely starting to scratch the surface of what may very well be the most important prog record of 2016.” – Metal Injection

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Bangladeafy: Narcopaloma – That Metal Station

“The vast array of musical perversion being plundered here by Long Islanders, Bangladeafy, is an exhibition of tremendous proportion. […] Exceeding the expectations of every musical chieftain in our attendance today, this album carries you through a listening experience that would leave you rutting about the rest of your life trying to unwind the massive mind-fuck you were just subjected to.” – That Metal Station

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BANGLADEAFY: Noisey Interrogates Tech Metal Duo Alongside Narcopaloma Stream; EP Out Friday Via Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

Bangladeafy

Brooklyn’s BANGLADEAFY will unveil their anxiously anticipated Narcopaloma EP to the masses next Friday, and today the record becomes ingestible through an early stream at Noisey.

Engineered and mixed by Jonathan Vergara at Pancake Studios, with Atif Haq’s drums having been recorded by Mike Gatto, and all bass, samplers, and keys tracked by the band’s Jon Ehlers,BANGLADEAFY’s Narcopaloma deploys seven new tunes, the long-awaited follow-up to their 2013-released The Briefcase.

Alongside the exclusive pre-release stream of the new EP, Noisey digs into the origin, creation, and delivery of the band’s sound with an in-depth interrogation of BANGLADEAFY, in part noting of the album, “The NYC duo’s ultra-complex blurts of drum and bass insanity pebble-dash the inside of your skull like Satan’s own toilet bowel, and Narcopaloma, their new EP, comes off like Lightning Bolt and the Melvins eating big, greedy spoonfuls of each other’s candy-colored vomit.”

Stream BANGLADEAFY’s Narcopaloma EP at Noisey RIGHT HERE.

Nefarious Industries will issue Narcopaloma on CD and digital formats on August 26th; preorders are available at THIS LOCATION.

BANGLADEAFY has booked a hometown Brooklyn record release show on August 25th, with Husbandry, Spotlights, and Geometers also on the bill. Other newly-solidified New York live actions include a show in Smithtown on September 30th, another show in Brooklyn on October 1st, and a set in Lindenhurst on October 22nd, with the band rapidly securing additional public infiltrations to be continually announced over the weeks ahead.

BANGLADEAFY Live:
8/25/2016 Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, NY w/ Husbandry, Spotlights, Geometers * Narcopaloma release show
9/30/2016 Katie’s – Smithtown, NY w/ Dead Empires, Bbigpigg, Bite Your Tongue
10/01/2016 Lucky 13 – Brooklyn, NY w/ Dead Empires
10/22/2016 Village Pub – Lindenhurst, NY w/ Sargasm, Consonance, Transience

The humans, frothing for another hit of that intoxicating thing BANGLADEAFY does with their mostly instrumental, technical, sci-fi/progressive auditory bombast, have welcomed the news of a new record from this prime pair with widespread approval. Metal Injection issued alongside their premiere of the album’s first single, “’Termites’ bends and twists endlessly though cluttered hallways of riffs and insane passages that just might make you pause the track to get off your ass and practice. Seriously, this sounds like four dudes trying to keep up with one another… not two dudes crushing it. Observe!” MetalSucks came in offering, “the only way the band’s name could be even more accurate is if it was ‘Bangladeafinitelygreatmusicians.’ The skill with which these two dudes create spazzy mathcore ensures that they’re more than just a band with a great gimmick… it’s a noodly maze that defies easy categorization and demands repeat listens.” Metal Injection hails BANGLADEAFY’s new output with, “The mostly instrumental drum and bass duo sound like the bastard child of Primus, Rush and Animals As Leaders… Ehlers’ spastic and busy bass work is matched in intensity by Haq’s drums. The swirling fusion-like rhythms and subtle keyboard swells are the audio equivalent of an amusement park ride that leaves you breathless when it’s over and makes you immediately get in line to ride it again.”

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Bangladeafy’s Jon Ehlers Is Doomed To Play Rock Music, Hearing Disability Be Damned – Noisey

“Musically, Bangladeafy is an odd proposition. The NYC duo’s ultra-complex blurts of drum and bass insanity pebble-dash the inside of your skull like Satan’s own toilet bowel, and Narcopaloma, their new EP, comes off like Lightning Bolt and the Melvins eating big, greedy spoonfuls of each other’s candy-colored vomit.” – Noisey

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Quick Reviews: BANGLADEAFY – SVBTERRANEAN

“…flurries of angular grooves and dissonant, off-kilter attacks that sound like a kooky blend between Primus, The Dillinger Escape Plan and any one of Mike Patton‘s musical endeavors. […] Bangladeafy possess a unique and wonderfully weird style that is still fresh and exciting” – SVBTERRANEAN

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Review of Bangladeafy – “Narcopaloma” – Teach’s Criterion of Metal

“Raw, fervent, and ferocious […] Spawned on the crowded streets of NYC, the two instrumentalists of Bangladeafy have returned from a three year absence with their second recording of perplexing, progressive instrumetal, Narcopaloma (Nefarious Industries); and much like early Animals As Leaders, Bangladeafy‘s music is more than enough to make the mind spin and senses tingle with its psychedelic and chaotic intensity.” – Teach’s Criterion of Metal

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BANGLADEAFY Delivers “Act Like An Adult” Via Metal Insider As Narcopaloma EP Nears Release Through Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

Bangladeafy

Brooklyn’s tech-shred duo BANGLADEAFY are preparing to unload the brain-warping rampage of their noxious Narcopaloma EP later this month through Nefarious Industries. The band now offer the public another dose of its whiplashing capabilities through an exclusive stream of “Act Like An Adult,” the track dispatched exclusively through Metal Insider.

“The mostly instrumental drum and bass duo sound like the bastard child of Primus, Rush and Animals As Leaders,” the write-up of the track provides. “Ehlers’ spastic and busy bass work is matched in intensity by Haq’s drums. The swirling fusion-like rhythms and subtle keyboard swells are the audio equivalent of an amusement park ride that leaves you breathless when it’s over and makes you immediately get in line to ride it again.”

“Act Like An Adult” with BANGLADEFY at Metal Insider RIGHT HERE.

Also hear the previously-released “Termites” at Metal Injection HERE.

Nefarious Industries will issue Narcopaloma on CD and digital formats on August 26th; preorders are available now at THIS LOCATION.

BANGLADEAFY has booked a Brooklyn record release show on August 25th, with many other live announcements to be expected.

BANGLADEAFY CD Release Show:
8/25/2016 Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, NY w/ Husbandry, Spotlights, Geometers

Closing a three-year gap since their bewildering The Briefcase EP left jaws swinging,BANGLADEAFY’s Narcopaloma crams seven new tunes into a white-knuckled fifteen-minute ride through Weirdo City, delivering manic, tech-mangled, bass and drum-driven attack with even more brain-warping arrangements than before. Progressive fusion meets cyber annihilation in brutalizing grooves that take the listener by the throat and drag one through a psychotic 8-bit video game holocaust. The record is drenched in the synth elements that have permeated the outfit’s prior works, including segues bridging each track, and while BANGLADEAFY songs are largely instrumental already, Narcopaloma is virtually void of any vocals. Narcopaloma was engineered and mixed by Jonathan Vergara at Pancake Studios, with Atif Haq’s drums having been recorded by Mike Gatto, and all bass, samplers, and keys tracked by the band’s Jon Ehlers.

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Song premiere: Bangladeafy, “Act Like An Adult” – Metal Insider

“The mostly instrumental drum and bass duo sound like the bastard child of Primus, Rush and Animals As Leaders. […] Ehlers’ spastic and busy bass work is matched in intensity by Haq’s drums. The swirling fusion-like rhythms and subtle keyboard swells are the audio equivalent of an amusement park ride that leaves you breathless when it’s over and makes you immediately get in line to ride it again.” – Metal Insider

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Bangladeafy Come Back Deftly with “Termites” – MetalSucks

“The skill with which these two dudes create spazzy mathcore ensures that they’re more than just a band with a great gimmick. It’s been three years since the release of the band’s last EP, The Briefcase, but “Termites” demonstrates that they haven’t lost their mojo: it’s a noodly maze that defies easy categorization and demands repeat listens. Not everyone will “get it,” but those who do are gonna fall in love with it — hard.”- MetalSucks

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Seen and Heard: No Clean Singing on Bangladeafy’s “Narcopaloma”

“The first advance track, “Termites”, is an amazing song — brain-twisting but melodic, instrumentally jaw-dropping but spell-binding. Riding the compelling drum and bass rhythms is like flying through a roller-coaster ride with your arms in the air, and the words that come to mind in listening to the arpeggios (I’m not always sure what instruments I’m hearing) are “intricate”, “bright”, “sparkling”, and “scintillating”.” – No Clean Singing

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BANGLADEAFY: First Single From Narcopaloma EP Issued Through “Termites” Premiere At Metal Injection – Earsplit Compound

Bangladeafy 2016
[photo by Nick Spadafora]

New York City-based technical metal duo, BANGLADEAFY, has just issued the first single from their impending Narcopaloma EP, with a premiere of the churning “Termites,” delivered exclusively through Metal Injection.

Narcopaloma crams seven new tunes into a white-knuckled fifteen-minute ride through Weirdo City, delivering BANGLADEAFY’s manic, tech-mangled, bass and drum-driven attack with even more brain-warping arrangements than before. Progressive fusion meets cyber annihilation in brutalizing grooves that take the listener by the throat and drag one through a psychotic 8-bit video game holocaust.

The first single from Narcopaloma comes writhing forth through an exclusive debut at Metal Injection, the write-up stating of the track, “’Termites’ bends and twists endlessly though cluttered hallways of riffs and insane passages that just might make you pause the track to get off your ass and practice. Seriously, this sounds like four dudes trying to keep up with one another… not two dudes crushing it. Observe!”

Choke on BANGLADEAFY’s “Termites” RIGHT HERE.

Narcopaloma will see release on CD and digital formats through the band’s cohorts at Nefarious Industries on August 26th; preorders will be made available in the coming days.

BANGLADEAFY has booked a Brooklyn record release show on August 25th, with many other live announcements to be expected.

BANGLADEAFY CD Release Show:
8/25/2016 Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, NY w/ Husbandry, Spotlights, Geometers

The origin of the BANGLADEAFY moniker fuses the Bangladeshi descent of drummer Atif Haq with the physical hearing impairment of bassist/pianist/vocalist Jon Ehlers, as he along with two sisters were been born with sensorineural hearing loss. The duo interlopes endless runs and rhythms with intense time changes and otherworldly texture with utter seamlessness. Closing a three-year gap since The Briefcase EP left jaws swinging, the duo slams back onto the grid withNarcopaloma. The record is drenched in the synth elements that have permeated the outfit’s prior works, including segues bridging each track, and while BANGLADEAFY songs are largely instrumental already, Narcopaloma is virtually void of any vocals. Narcopaloma was engineered and mixed by Jonathan Vergara at Pancake Studios, with Atif Haq’s drums having been recorded by Mike Gatto, and all bass, samplers, and keys tracked by the band’s Jon Ehlers.

BANGLADEAFY is also already currently immersed in the writing process for their next release. Steady updates are to be expected throughout the year.

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BANGLADEAFY’s New Song Is A Rhythm Section’s Worst Nightmare – Metal Injection

“‘Termites’ bends and twists endlessly though cluttered hallways of riffs and insane passages that just might make you pause the track to get off your ass and practice. Seriously, this sounds like four dudes trying to keep up with one another… not two dudes crushing it. Observe!” – Metal Injection

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BANGLADEAFY: Technical Bass/Drums NYC Duo To Issue Narcopaloma Through Nefarious Industries In August – Earsplit Compound

[photo by Nick Spadafora]
[photo by Nick Spadafora]

Closing a three-year gap since their bewildering The Briefcase EP left jaws swinging, NYC-based BANGLADEAFY returns with their ripping new set of tunes encapsulated on Narcopaloma.

The origin of the BANGLADEAFY moniker fuses the Bangladeshi heritage of drummer Atif Haq with the physical hearing impairment of bassist/pianist/vocalist Jon Ehlers — the multi-instrumentalist and his two sisters having been born with sensorineural hearing loss, rendering him virtually deaf his entire life. Yet this thought would never cross your mind, as the duo interlopes endless runs and rhythms with intense time changes and otherworldly texture with utter seamlessness.

Delivering BANGLADEAFY’s manic, tech-mangled, bass and drum-driven delivery comes writhing forth with even more deft precision and brain-warping arrangements than ever on the seven new tracks the Narcopaloma EP bears. Progressive fusion meets cyber annihilation in brutalizing grooves that take the listener by the throat and drag one through a psychotic 8-bit video game holocaust. The synth elements that have steadily permeated the outfit’s works more with each release, Narcopaloma is drenched in random doses of keys, including segueing each track with washes of ambiance, adding even more waves of perplexing awesomeness to the record. And while the BANGLADEAFY output is heavily instrumental by nature, Narcopaloma is virtually void of any vocal utterances.

With Atif Haq’s drums being recorded by Mike Gatto, and all bass, samplers, and keys tracked by Jon Ehlers, Narcopaloma was engineered and mixed by Jonathan Vergara at Pancake Studios, and completed with photography by Brian Bonelli and art design by Kaptain Carbon. The EP is being finalized for release on CD and digital formats through the band’s cohorts at Nefarious Industries on August 26th; preorders, audio samples, and much more on the EP will be released over the next several weeks.

BANGLADEAFY has booked a Brooklyn record release show on August 25th, with many other live announcements to be expected throughout the year.

In May, BANGLADEAFY supported The Dillinger Escape Plan; see their full set, including tracks from the new EP right HERE.

The band is also already currently immersed in the writing process for their next release, as the band furiously closes their time off the grid with an impending tsunami of new music and shows ahead.

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Narcopaloma Track Listing:
1. Discovery
2. Termites
3. Act Like An Adult
4. Tundra Suntan
5. Crimes At Sea
6. Say It With Your Chest
7. Trillionaire

BANGLADEAFY CD Release Show:
8/25/2016 Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, NY w/ Husbandry, Spotlights, Geometers

BANGLADEAFY:
Jon Ehlers – bass, synths, programming
Atif Haq – Drums

http://www.facebook.com/Bangladeafy
http://bangladeafy.bandcamp.com

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BANGLADEAFY: Crown of Viserys reviews “The Briefcase”

The Briefcase is a well dressed business man with a shady work ethic and a violent temper walking down the street (think American Psycho level) while you, unfortunate listener, are a well meaning but down on your luck homeless panhandler. “Excuse me mister but, would you happen to be able to spare some cha…” and the sound of BANGLADEAFY’s Briefcase connecting with the bottom of your open jaw, slamming it shut and splintering your front teeth into an unknown number of pieces replaces the rest of your meager request. Holy shit, right? Yeah. Holy shit indeed.” – Crown of Viserys

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BANGLADEAFY: American Aftermath reviews “The Briefcase”

“The New York bass-and-drum duo’s new six song EP, The Briefcase, is a genre bending tour de force. What’s in the aforementioned briefcase, you might ask? Why, just some of the most jarring and ridiculous tunes you’ll hear this year of course. Each track flows into one another, making for a seamless barrage of whimsical psychosis. The drumming is completely off-the-wall and tight while the bass performance is just as mind-boggling. BANGLADEAFY can roll out cycling, funk-laden grooves one moment and jump flawlessly into rhythmically bastardizing dissonant, math rock riffing the next. BANGLADEAFY are definitely in a league all their own.” – American Aftermath

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Absolute Hell reviews “The Briefcase”

“With The Briefcase, BANGLADEAFY churn out some seriously unusual and spastic combinations of jazz, electronica, and progressive metal/punk. I am immediately reminded of excellent groups like Child Abuse and occasionally Naked City. Songs like “Elixer” and “Tubes” almost make me think of a Venetian Snares track, with strange, glitchy percussion and anomalous tempo and time signature changes that make my head spin. “Show Me the Gold” is one of my favourites, featuring wonderful bass/drum work that is reminiscent of later Neoandertals (Australopithecus in particular). Before I know it, this short, fifteen-minute album is over as quickly and strangely as it began. What a bizarre ride. I’m left wondering what just happened, and wanting more. Better give it another listen. Recommended.” – Absolute Hell

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BANGLADEAFY: Houston Press reviews “The Briefcase”

“Their drummer is from Bangladesh, and their vocalist/bassist/pianist suffers from sensio-neural hearing loss. Now the name makes sense, right? What doesn’t make sense is their brand of math-metal, which explodes with complexity and creativity. Elements of other math-rock and metal bands are in here as well, like trace amounts of Tera Melos and early Dillinger Escape Plan, but overall their sound is pretty damn original.” – Houston Press

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Don’t Count On It reviews “The Briefcase”

“This drum and bass duo play just that, drums and bass (with occasional vocals, and some addition flairs thrown in as well) in a very aggressive and somewhat spastic way and yet never once did I feel bored. Maybe you can blame that on the fact that this release is six songs long and only the closer, “Pest Control”, tops three minutes. It’s a lesson in frenetic songwriting because these two guys take what is essentially some of my favorite ideas and do them. This was an absolute treat and is definitely one of my favorite EPs to drop this year. It’s awesome, not much more I can say besides that.” – Don’t Count On It

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BANGLADEAFY: Sardless reviews “The Briefcase”

The Briefcase sees BANGLADEAFY make use of an array of instrumentation and effects, including old-time piano on ‘Tubes,’ and at the start of the track ‘Show Me The Gold’ there is a sample of a bee swarm or a fly swarm, and a sample that sounds like it is from a Western with that pan-flute sounding noise you hear in cowboy movies. The heavy synth intro to the final track ‘Pest Control’ is pretty interesting. This track also features a pogo-sounding effect at the beginning before what sounds like an 8-bit crowd cheer, and then some organ sounding bits that keeps it all very surprising and interesting then finishes off very dramatically with a piano solo amid some creepy synth. Indeed the whole album is fucking creepy […] The collection clocks in at a brief 14.8 minutes, yet The Briefcase packs in more ideas than the usual human might have across several hours in a day.” – Sardless

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BANGLADEAFY: Metalmouth reviews “The Briefcase”

“This is a bass-thumping, hobo-jumping, slack-jawing release that has no discernible genre. The New Yorkers come together to offer you fun-fuelled music with a massive splash of schizoid metal. Since their inception in 2009, the formidable duo have grown fast. They are like an oak tree standing out amongst weathered bushes that will never grow tall.” – Metalmouth

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BANGLADEAFY: Nutbag NYC Duo Opens The Briefcase; New EP Out Now And Streaming At Decibel – Earsplit Compound

Bangladeafy

The Briefcase, the freshly opened pleasure pack from fully unchained and possibly somewhat insane prog/metal/punk dueling whackos BANGLADEAFY, is out this week via Nefarious Industries. Generally instrumental, all chaotic, BANGLADEAFY’s output is powered mostly by fingerbanging bass riffery and earthmoving drumwork, and their most recent proof of this perplexing prowess pumps into the public this week with The Briefcase, an engaging six-song EP that lays out the band’s most proficient display of face-melting jam-blast mayhem yet.

BANGLADEAFY’s moniker fuses the Bangladeshi origins of drummer Atif Haq with the physical impairment of bassist/pianist/vocalist Jon Ehlers — the multi-instrumentalist having been born with sensio-neural hearing loss, alongside his two sisters. Disability aside, the intensely technical and somehow still laid-back basslines this musical assassin drops will floor critics and fans alike paired with is cohort’s jacked-up percussive attack, recorded at Pancake Studios in Park Slope, Brooklyn by recording engineer Jonathan Vergara, the drums recorded by Mike Gatto. The equally intriguing cover art includes a sculpture created by deviant artist Andrea Falaschi, inspiring the question, “what is all that crazy shit in The Briefcase?”

Today Decibel Magazine wants to whack your fuckin’ head around with a full dose of whatever came out of The Briefcase, so get rid of your helmet, smoke a fatty, punch a baby, or do whatever it is you need to get nuts, and dive blindly into the mess over at the Deciblog RIGHT HERE.

With more tour plans continually being devised, the BANGLADEAFY local chaos is expanding, with new shows into the Northeastern US now locked and more ill shit currently in the works behind the scenes.

The Briefcase’s contents can be purchased digitally for a few mere bucks at the BANGLADEAFY Bandcamp; stay tuned for info on the pending physical incarnation of the EP.

BANGLADEAFY Live:
7/12/2013 The Wood Shop – Copiague, NY w/ Fall of the Albatross, Give Up The Goods, Moon Tooth, Necropia, Edenborn, Workhorse
7/18/2013 Death by Audio – Brooklyn, NY w/ The Netherlands, Gull, Hard Nips
7/19/2013 Grand Victory – Brooklyn, NY w/ Hannibal Montana, Moon Tooth, Pseudo Sentai
8/16/2013 TBA – Poughkeepsie, NY w/ Dead Empires
8/17/2013 Fart City – Westerly, RI w/ This Wretch In Me, Steadfast, Spinach
8/18/2013 TBA – New Haven, CT

Bangladeafy is one of the most original, and straight-up weird (we mean that as a compliment) acts we’ve heard in quite some time…” – MetalSucks

“…the musicianship takes center stage… Catchy parts morph into dissonant and technical sections followed by a jazzy interlude…” – About.com Heavy Metal

“In the sea of derivative underground metal bands I watch perform each year, I’ll sometimes get lucky and find a band so organic, so unique, and so talented that it fills me with hope for the future of music. One such band I find myself promoting very often is Bangladeafy, a NY mostly-instrumental two piece that are as progressive as they are fun.” – Metal Injection

The Briefcase

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MetalSucks – Exclusive Track Premiere: BANGLADEAFY’s “Elixir”

BANGLADEAFY is one of the most original, and straight-up weird (we mean that as a compliment) acts we’ve heard in quite some time. Which is why we’re proud to debut “Elixir” an instrumental jam from their new EP, The Briefcase. We’re not even quite sure how the hell to describe it to you… it’s like proggy tech metal mixed with funk mixed with jazz mixed with punk mixed with LSD. Really, that’s the best description we can come up with. You should really just listen and experience this insanity for yourself.” – MetalSucks

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BANGLADEAFY Issues A Dose Of “Elixir” From Inside The Briefcase At MetalSucks – Earsplit Compound

BANGLADEAFY!

As NYC’s intrepid duo BANGLADEAFY prepares to release their newest EP, The Briefcase, today the first official auditory lashing from of tech/insanity has been busted out of the box.

Boasting bass riffery and percussion as jagged and technical as it is cohesive and succinct, this duo bears more than just a whack style and catchy name, fusing the Bangladeshi origins of drummer Atif Haq with the physical impairment of bassist/pianist/vocalist Jon Ehlers — the multi-instrumentalist having been born with sensio-neural hearing loss, alongside his two sisters. Disability aside, the intensely technical and somehow still laid-back basslines this musical assassin drops will floor critics and fans alike paired with is cohort’s jacked-up percussive attack.

BANGLADEAFY’s newest release The Briefcase is an engaging six-song EP that lays out the band’s most proficient display of face-melting jam-blast and neckbending mayhem, and is nearing release on July 9th via Nefarious Industries. The EP was captured at Pancake Studios in Park Slope, Brooklyn by recording engineer Jonathan Vergara, the drums recorded by Mike Gatto. The equally intriguing cover art includes a sculpture created by deviant artist Andrea Falaschi, inspiring the question, “what is all that crazy shit in The Briefcase”?

So take a moment and have your face displaced with a dose the EP’s hyperschizto second track “Elixir” which is being disbursed at the fine squad of riffologists at MetalSucks who profess “Bangladeafy is one of the most original, and straight-up weird (we mean that as a compliment) acts we’ve heard in quite some time,” RIGHT HERE.

The Briefcase

The Briefcase Track Listing:
1. Fruit Flies
2. Elixir
3. Dumpster Fire
4. Tubes
5. Show Me The Gold
6. Pest Control

BANGLADEAFY will hit the region with a trio of shows in Jersey, Long Island and Brooklyn with Resolution 15, Torrential Downpour and headliners Car Bomb this weekend, as other new shows around the city and abroad are being booked for the steamy Summer months.

BANGLADEAFY Live:
6/21/2013 Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ w/ Car Bomb, Resolution 15, Torrential Downpour [info]
6/22/2013 Katie’s – Smithtown, NY w/ Car Bomb, Resolution 15, Torrential Downpour [info]
6/23/2013 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY w/ Car Bomb, Resolution 15, Torrential Downpour [info]
7/17/2013 Grand Victory – Brooklyn, NY w/ Pseudo Sentai, Hannibal Montana, Moon Tooth
8/17/2013 Fart City – Westerly, RI w/ This Wretch In Me, Steadfast, Spinach

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BANGLADEAFY: Explosive Tech/Spazz NYC Duo To Release New EP – Earsplit Compound

BANGLADEAFY!

NYC-based duo BANGLADEAFY are prepared to release their new EP, a capsule of musical mayhem containing a burst of the most bewilderingly fun metallic fusion out there.

With rabid rolls and pummeling percussion fueled with nutbar fingertapping, cerebellum-convulsing time change-ups, sporadic keyboard-interloping and the vocalizations and a general disregard for rulebooks, off-the-chain twosome BANGLADEAFY fiercely perpetuates an original style of technical extreme music defying genre classifications and merging in a melee that’ll have jazz aficionados fighting prog critics while the tech metal fans bang their own faces off in their own anomalous sequences.

While dropping riffery and percussion that is jagged and technical yet at once cohesive and succinct, this duo bears more than just a whack style and catchy name. BANGLADEAFY basically breaks down the band to the core, fusing the Bangladeshi origins of blazing drummer Atif Haq with the actual physical impairment of bassist/pianist/vocalist Jon Ehlers — the multi-instrumentalist having been born with sensio-neural hearing loss, alongside his two sisters. Disability aside, the intensely technical and somehow still laid-back basslines this musical assassin drops will floor critics and fans alike paired with his cohort’s jacked-up percussive attack.

Following their self-released full-length This Is Your Brain On Bugs amidst other random recordings since their full-on inception in 2009, BANGLADEAFY has completed their newest display of jam-band-gone-homicidal musical intensity, now preparing it for disbursement as The Briefcase; a magnificent six-song EP that lays out more face-melting proficiency in under fifteen minutes than most so-called “tech” bands could ever visualize. The band will self-release the tracks through a direct cooperation with their cohorts at the oddball/prog-tech outlet Nefarious Industries on July 9th.

As more info on The Briefcase nears disclosure, BANGLADEAFY will hit the locals with a wave of live dates, playing shows in Jersey, Long Island and Brooklyn this week with Resolution 15, Torrential Downpour and headliners Car Bomb.

Stay tuned for full info on what’s in The Briefcase, new shows and much more on these zany BANGLADEAFY dudes in the coming days. For now sink into some live footage of the band engaging the public including a live portrayal of “Show Me The Gold” and “Dumpster Fire” from the new EP below.

BANGLADEAFY w/ Car Bomb, Resolution 15, Torrential Downpour:
6/21/2013 Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ [info]
6/22/2013 Katie’s – Smithtown, NY [info]
6/23/2013 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY [info]

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