An audio sample of the song “Omitting Eyes” from technical extreme metal instrumentalists BLOTTED SCIENCE — featuring guitarist/mastermind Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, TERRESTRIAL EXILED, SPASTIC INK), bassist Alex Webster (CANNIBAL CORPSE, HATE ETERNAL), and new arrival, drummer Hannes Grossmann (OBSCURA, TERRESTRIAL EXILED) — can be streamed using the SoundCloud player below. The track comes off the band’s forthcoming EP, “The Animation Of Entomology”, which is scheduled for an October 4 release via Jarzombek‘s EclecticElectric label. The cover art was done by Atlanta, Georgia-based artist Richard Morley of Morley Artsand can be seen below.
Described as “a cross between CANNIBAL CORPSE, SPASTIC INK, and a Bugs Bunny cartoon,” “The Animation Of Entomology” takes Jarzombek‘s fascination with animated cartoons and creepy crawlies to a whole new level. Having experimented with writing complex pieces of music to sync up with movie sequences in the past with his previous outfit SPASTIC INK, the concept has now been applied to BLOTTED SCIENCE over the course of seven songs and a total of 24 minutes of music.
Says Jarzombek: “We wanted to follow up ‘The Machinations Of Dementia’ along some of the same lines of science and gore, and came up with a killer concept and some great material with yet another 12-tone writing system. I totally busted my ass syncing things up, carefully orchestrated music to film, bug movies actually, and nit-picked notes to death on this material until my fingers bled and my brain nearly exploded. How everything falls into place I think is beyond incredible! Whether this is the heaviest or most technical thing I’ve ever done, I don’t really know or care, but no other band/project is pulling off what we are doing with this EP.”
“The Animation Of Entomology” track listing:
01. Ingesting Blattaria
02. Cretaceous Chasm
03. Vermicular Asphyxiation
04. A Sting Operation – I. Human Barbequed
05. A Sting Operation – II. Cessation Sanitation
06. A Sting Operation – III. Seeing Dead People
07. A Sting Operation – IV. Omitting Eyes
The folllow-up to the band’s highly acclaimed 2007 “The Machinations Of Dementia” full-length album was produced and mixed by Ron Jarzombek and recorded in San Antonio, Texas; Tampa, Florida; and V. Santura‘s (OBSCURA, TRIPTYKON) Woodshed Studios in Landshut, Germany where the drums were cut. Mastering duties were once again handled by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, DESTRUCTION) at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark.
A two-minute video teaser for “The Animation Of Entomology” can be viewed below.
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