LEECHED have announced details of their second full-length release, To Dull The Blades Of Your Abuse, alongside the first track to be taken from the album. A video for the track, “Earth, And Ash”, is streaming exclusively via Kerrang.com, and the track will hit digital streaming services from tomorrow. “To Dull The Blades Of Your Abuse“ will be released via Prosthetic Records on January 31, 2020 – pre-orders are available now HERE. The band has also announced live shows around the album release with Tuskar and Geist – full dates are below.
“This video was created to show what will one day become a reality. All the games we play will cease to matter. And all the money we own will cease to hold value. This world doesn’t care about you or your benevolent good nature. It doesn’t care about your past achievements. In the grim darkness of the future, there is only despair and depravity.“
On their sophomore album, LEECHED prepares to broach uncomfortable topics in a way that is as unflinching as it is emotive. Since the release of You Took The Sun When You Left, LEECHED have honed their craft and embraced a far denser production ethos. By pushing the boundaries of their own comfort zones during the writing and recording, they have created an album that fizzes with discordance and teeters precariously on the precipice of the abyss.
The industrial overtones – inspired in part by the bleakness of their hometown, Manchester – of their debut remain; cold, desolate, inhospitable. The trio have created a seemingly impenetrable exterior of expansive bleakness. Yet underneath the surface, there is a white-hot mass of barely controlled aggression, writhing under the scrutiny of their collective creativity.
LEECHED have capitalized on the response to their debut release, playing shows both home and abroad, sharing stages with the likes of Full of Hell, Employed To Serve and Harms Way – delivering their sonic violence purposefully and powerfully.
To Dull The Blades Of Your Abuse will be released via Prosthetic Records on January 31, 2020.
LEECHED – “To Dull The Blades Of Your Abuse”
1. THE HOUND’S JAW
2. THE GREY TIDE
3. I, FLATLINE
4. NOW IT ENDS
5. EARTH AND ASH
6. FAMINE AT THE GATES
7. PRAISE YOUR BLADES
8. BURN WITH ME
9. LET ME DIE
30 January – Alberts, Nottingham, UK
31 January – Crofter’s Rights, Bristol, UK
01 February – Deaf Institute, Manchester, UK
02 February – Bannermans, Edinburg, UK