Thursday, May 17, 2012

GAZA - No Absolutes in Human Suffering

Black Market Activities proudly announces No Absolutes in Human Suffering, the third full-length album by Gaza. No Absolutes in Human Suffering is set for a July 31 release on BMA.

Brooklyn Vegan has posted an exclusive stream of the album's lead track, "Mostly Hair and Bones Now".

The full tracklist is as follows:
1) Mostly Hair and Bones Now
2) This We Celebrate
3) The Truth Weighs Nothing
4) Not With All the Hope in the World
5) The Vipers
6) No Absolutes in Human Suffering
7) The Crown
8) When They Beg
9) Winter in Her Blood
10) Skull Trophy
11) Routine and Then Death

No Absolutes in Human Suffering was recorded and mixed by Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou (Torche, Today Is the Day) and mastered by Alan Douches (Mastodon, Dillinger Escape Plan).

Gaza will hit the road this month for a six-week US tour with Black Cobra, including many dates with Corrosion of Conformity and Torche.

Black Cobra, Gaza:
May 25 - Austin, TX @ Red 7
May 26 - Houston, TX @ Rudyard's
May 27 - New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
May 29 - Orlando, FL @ Will's Pub
May 30 - Jacksonville, FL @ Burro Bar
May 31 - Athens, GA @ Caledonia

Corrosion of Conformity, Torche, Black Cobra, Gaza:
June 1 - Charlotte, NC @ Amos' Southend
June 2 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
June 3 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
June 5 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
June 6 - Albuquerque, NM @ Gasworks (Gaza only)
June 7 - Tempe, AZ @ Club 910
June 9 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
June 11 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
June 12 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
June 13 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
June 14 - Boise, ID @ The Venue (Gaza only)
June 15 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
June 16 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
June 18 - St Louis, MO @ Firebird
June 19 - Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
June 20 - Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
June 21 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
June 22 - Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
June 23 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs

Black Cobra, Gaza:
June 24 - Providence, RI @ AS220
June 25 - Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
June 26 - Newark, DE @ Mojo Main
June 27 - Baltimore, MD @ Otto Bar
June 28 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
June 29 - Rock Island, IL @ Rock Island Brewing
June 30 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
July 1 - St Paul, MN @ Turf Club
July 2 - Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
July 3 - Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep

From Salt Lake City, Gaza have carved out their own unique place in the underground with a sound so suffocatingly heavy, so honest and raw, it can only be described with extreme words. Decibel Magazine has hailed Gaza as "pure face-fucking noise-grind", while Revolver Magazine has named it "sick and twisted sludgy grindcore - like someone threw The Red Chord and Eyehategod into a wood chipper, then used the results to fertilize an Indian burial ground". As notorious for their message as for their music, Gaza remain staunch realists in the face of fantasy, confronting society's hypocrisies with scientific precision.

The new masterpiece, No Absolutes in Human Suffering, pulls the listener down to new depths - the sound is smothering and inescapable, every note delivered with pure conviction. Yet above all, it is entrancing and anthemic - through the brutality, glorious melodic passages shine and haunt the mind long after the album ends.