BLOTTED SCIENCE — the forward-thinking, progressive metal act 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) — has inke a European deal with Basick Records. The band’s long-awaited EP, “The Animation Of Entomology”, which was released in the U.S. on October 4 via Jarzombek‘s EclecticElectric label, will be made available in Europe on November 28. The cover art was created by Atlanta, Georgia-based artist Richard Morley of Morley Artsand can be seen below.
Commented Jarzombek: “I’m really excited to be partnering with Barley and the Basick Records crew on the new BLOTTED SCIENCE record, ‘The Animation of Entomology’. They are a young, exciting company on the cutting edge, whose roster is very much compatible with what BLOTTED SCIENCE is all about, so I feel like this will be a great home for us. Feeding ‘The Animation Of Entomology’ into their distribution channels should noticeably improve our retail visibility and availability compared to ‘The Machinations Of Dementia’. I’m looking forward to working with Basick and maximizing our potential to the fullest in Europe!”
Added Basick label owner Barley: “Having been a huge admirer of Ron‘s output for a number of years, it gives me great pleasure to welcome BLOTTED SCIENCE to the family! I can’t wait to get this record out to all our dedicated fans in Europe!”
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.
Said 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 “Cretaceous Chasm” can be seen below.
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.