Windy City-based death doom dealers COKEGOAT will self-release their anticipated Drugs And Animals full-length on wax late next month. In advance of its release, today Decibel Magazine is offering up the corrosive sounds of third album cut, “Winter Of Fear,” for public inebriation.
Elaborates the band, “‘Winter Of Fear’ was written after a most traumatic birthing experience. When we scream about pain in this song, we mean it. If you’re getting chills at any point during this track, it’s because making life is a disgusting, gooey, bloody, mess. Just like being in COKEGOAT.“
Get chills with “Winter Of Fear” RIGHT HERE.
And if you missed it, check out first single “Nurture” at THIS LOCATION.
Drugs And Animals will be released digitally and on 180-gram 12″ vinyl on November 25th via the official COKEGOAT Bandcamp page.
The post/doom/death/heavy metal sextet layers Jeff Wojtysiak, Ed Nudd, and Rebekah Brown on guitars, synths and vocals, while Chase Bentley, Tim Baldwin, and Jordan Schultz add mass with guitar, bass and drums respectively. Six members strong. Six years in the making. Six musical voices. Drugs And Animals was engineered, produced, and mixed by Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos, Like Rats) at Bricktop Recording and mastered by Carl Saff (Unsane, Red Fang, Earthless et al) at Saff Mastering.
“Drugs And Animals is a tall refreshing Long Island Ice Tea in a craft cocktail world,” elaborates the band of their latest output. “It’s trashy, it will get you fucked up, and you’ll probably wake up in a strange place needing a double dose of antibiotics. To quote producer/engineer Andy Nelson during the recording sessions, ‘This album is dense.’ Since our 2013 debut LP Vessel, countless group texts have helped COKEGOAT achieve growing friendships, razor sharp focus, mental stability, financial instability and a more advanced writing process. In other words, we are beyond stoked to get this record to your earholes.“
Founded in Chicago during the summer of 2011, COKEGOAT embraces the inherent evil of the earth and the soul. Planets dying, earth eating man, ocean birthing fear, moon swallowing heavens… 2013 saw the release of the debut album Vessel. Sludgelord gushed, “Vessel is an album of distorted chaos… chaotic, angry, brilliant, and bewitching.” New Noise concurred, “Vessels is one hell of a debut. This bitch has balls. But quickly flashes some groove… Here we have ‘three guitarists, three voices, synths, bass and drums,’ kept on a production leash that adds an urgency to the manic time changes. Which crush. The atmospheric layers are just touches. They add mood but never take center stage. This is about riffs, but COKEGOAT know where to accent their talents as well.“