NoiseCreep’s Carlos Ramirez writes, “Featuring musicians from Chicago's legendary industrial and electronic scenes, Czar is an exciting power trio that fans of Mastodon, Killing Joke and even the Jesus Lizard should check out immediately.”
Vertical Mass Grave was recorded by Matt Talbott, guitarist/vocalist of Hum, at Great Western Record Recorders (Emery, Open Hand, Adai). The album boasts an awesome array of influences - from post-industrial to progressive metal to alternative rock - woven seamlessly into a sound Outburn Magazine has hailed as “thinking man’s metal”.
Vertical Mass Grave will see a December 6 release on Cracknation, the label founded in 2002 by Czar’s Jason Novak. In addition to releasing music by Czar, Acumen Nation, and DJ? Acucrack, Cracknation has functioned as a production house, creating instrumental tracks for TV shows (True Blood, MTV Music Awards), original scores for videogames, and remixes for the likes of KMFDM, Frontline Assembly, and Prong.