Cleveland extreme metal legends RINGWORM have delivered another brutal taste of their highly-anticipated, 9th full-length album, Seeing Through Fire, that’s out August 18th from Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band has released, ‘Thought Crimes,’ a track of epic brutality and relentless aggression.
Commenting on the song, vocalist Human Furnace says:
Thought Crimes.’ Speed. Aggression. Attack. All the things that come to mind, sonically, when I think of this song. It’s a manic song. It makes you move. Lyrically, it’s not a political song. It’s about trying to have your own thoughts amongst an ocean of controlled marketing, algorithms, and forced tribalism. It’s a natural emotional response to being sculpted, directed, and sometimes, ordered, to believe in one thing or the other.
‘Thought Crimes’ follows the band’s absolutely devastating first single ‘No Solace, No Quarter, No Mercy.’ Watch the video below.
Seeing Through Fire Tracklisting:
1. Seeing Through Fire
2. Carved In Stone
3. No Solace, No Quarter, No Mercy
4. Death Hoax
5. Thought Crimes
6. Unavoidable Truth
7. House of Flies
8. You Want It To
9. Mental Decontrol
10. Power and Blood
11. Playing God
RINGWORM will take their sonic fury on tour this fall in support of Seeing Through Fire, joining VENOM INC. for their ‘Better to Reign In Hell Tour Part 2′ with SATAN and 72 LEGIONS. Tickets are on-sale now!
On the rarest of occasions, there comes along a band that latches on and annihilates your ears with such a unique combination of sounds, you find yourself dislodged from the monotony of every-day music, and rooted firmly in the terrain of admiration. Cleveland Ohio’s RINGWORM are no strangers to this concept, and have been fascinating metalheads with their unorthodox melodies for over 30 years. Now recently signed to Nuclear Blast Records, the guys are preparing to unleash their 9th studio album: Seeing Through Fire.
“We wanted to go with a slightly different approach and look than the previous records, it’s a new era for us,” explains vocalist and founder James Bulloch, also known as the Human Furnace. “It’s a little bit of a return to our roots, you have those moments every so often where you wanna get back to your comfort zone, but at the same time you want to expand that comfort zone.“
A different level of sound quality was accomplished with Seeing Through Fire as technology allowed RINGWORM to banish any previous restrictions laid upon them during the production and recording processes. Working again with Noah Buchanan of Mercinary Studios in Cleveland, this was the first time everything, including vocals, was all recorded in that same space.
With Seeing Through Fire recorded and artwork prepped, the album was packaged and ready to go when Nuclear Blast Records became aware of RINGWORM‘s motivation to unleash it in 2023. “We’re fortunate to be able to work with Nuclear Blast, especially at this stage. It opens up a lot of doors for us, and a lot more people can hear what we do.
We’re looking forward to working with them; it’s nice having their team, their machine, built around us.”
Look out for RINGWORM‘s newest offering:“Seeing Through Fire, due to be released Summer 2023 via Nuclear Blast Records.
James ‘Human Furnace’ Bulloch (vocals)
Matt Sorg (guitar)
Mike Lare (guitar)
Ed Stephens (bass)