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Friday, March 25, 2016
The Great Destroyer
Release: 11 March 2016
Grind fanatics will be living large for a while after they hear what the Swedes have constructed once again. These old fat bears sometimes go on hibernation for long periods of time and they disappear into the woods only to return for more grind, with more grind. Payback is playback, don't look into this mirror unless you stand behind it for the grind. Gadget is back. Let the grind times roll.
On behalf of Swedish grindcore stalwarts GADGET, Relapse Records is excited to announce that The Great Destroyer,the band’s first full-length in a decade, will see worldwide release this March 11th, 2016. Though the band has largely flown under the radar in the general metal consciousness, Gavle, Sweden's GADGET has roots that trace back to 1997. The band has always included influences from every other extreme genre that they've been fond of, like doom, sludge, hardcore punk, death metal, black metal and more, never letting genre boundaries stand in the way of their path of destruction. At the time of the band's formation, GADGET existed as the grinding alter-ego of a metalcore band whose members, including founder William Blackmon, simply switched instruments. Rikard Olsson and William teamed up in the winter of 1999/2000, and wrote the first GADGET demo as a duo. The band then joined forces with Emil Englund to record a second demo, which was strong enough to grab the attention of Relapse Records, who signed the band for the release of their debut full-length Remote (2004), now featuring Fredrik Nygren. Remote was extensively well-received, as was its 2006 follow-up The Funeral March. After touring Europe twice and performing at dozens of festivals worldwide, including at Maryland Deathfest and Auditory Assault in the US, GADGET has proven itself to be a relentless grindcore force live as well as on record.
A blistering high-speed assault of relentless grind, GADGET's new album The Great Destroyer is a cohesive exercise in extremity that blends hints of doom, sludge and death metal with unadulterated, old-school grindcore. The result is an album that is as memorable and infectious as it is pummeling and explosive. With The Great Destroyer, GADGET has released their most accomplished material to date!