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Sunday, January 28, 2018
TREEDEON: German Sludge Trio To Release Under The Manchineel LP Via Exile On Mainstream In February
NEWS: German trio TREEDON will release their monstrous second LP, Under The Manchineel, this February through their allies at Exile On Mainstream. Advancing the record's release, Decibel Magazine has premiered the crushing track, "Breathing A Vein."
Offers bassist/vocalist Yvonne Ducksworth, "We recorded Under The Manchineel at Studio Wong in Berlin; they have a great Live setup for us. The song "Breathing a Vein" surprised me; turned out to be one of our favorite songs on the record. As far as vocals: it really melds what Arne and I do best to accompany one another. The song lyrics are echoing that as well: Two opposites who manage to belong together."
Decibel issues with their debut of the song, "There is a legion of sludge metal bands out there today that have pushed the genre's extremity and direction in new and exciting ways, but few do it like TREEDEON. The instrumental side of their music draws heavily from doom and noise, as well as sludge, moving at a thick, crushing pace. Vocally is where TREEDEON set themselves apart, as you'll hear on 'Breathing A Vein.' The dueling vocals of Yvonne Ducksworth and Arne Heesch dance from clean and bright to throat-ripping shrieks and back, creating an added dynamic to the new song."
TREEDEON returns with the follow-up to their debut, Lowest Level Reincarnation, which was released some three years ago. The bruising second album, Under The Manchineel marks the arrival of a new drummer Andy Schuenemann, of post-rock instrumental duo Alphatrip, joining bassist/vocalist Yvonne Ducksworth and vocalist/guitarist Arne Heesch, and taking the band in an even heavier direction.
The seven tracks on Under The Manchineel have foundations in sludge, noise, and doom, also incorporating unexpected melodies into their colossal wall of sound. This thunderous catharsis, reaches levels of emotional intensity previously untapped within the album's forty-five-minute lifespan. The lyrics are fueled by a multitude of political issues including general disenchantment with world events, and the current world order. The track "Manchineel" -- one of the album's many highlights -- is a clear example of this as raging vocals of lyrical angst target all the forces declaring war on our society and our planet.