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28/Sep/2017 THAW SIGN WITH AGONIA RECORDS, ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM 'GRAINS'

Three years after building a sonic monument with "Earth Ground", Poland's experimental black metal band THAW return with their brand new full-length album, "Grains", scheduled for a December 8th release via Agonia Records.

In the past years the world of extreme music witnessed a monumental turn in black metal philosophy. A new, experimental approach stormed the genre and while many purists shook their heads in disapproval, a new age was already starting. As with every revolution, there were leaders and followers. While not being there for the initial spark, you can hardly call THAW the latter. This Polish black/experimental powerhouse was founded in 2010 by members of such acclaimed acts as Mentor, ARRM and Furia. Their music boldly fuses  black metal with sludge, doom and sonic experiments, along with with noise, electronics and free-impro.

Recorded during sessions scattered over various periods of time, "Grains" are not just another step forward for the already acclaimed band. The album divided into five pieces evolves in multiple directions. There is THAW's trademark take on black metal noise, there is drone, last but not least – there is the ability to conduct a unique narrative with music. Intensity combined with abandoning traditional structures make the new effort of one of the most forward-thinking bands an experience one of a kind. A distorted landscape where creation meets destruction perfectly painted.

"Grains" has been once again recorded and produced by THAW at Maq Records Studio and Satanic Audio. A cover painting made by Furia's Sars as well as appearances of Maciej Moruś (Mitch & Mitch, ex-Starzy Singers) and Stawrogin (Odraza) only add to the album's mystery and weird magnetism. 

This fall, THAW is touring Poland with Furia, Sacrilegium and Licho, with more dates to be announced in due time. Often praised for their energetic live appearance, THAW has a stage history with bands such as Jucifer, Altar Of Plagues or Corrections House; they also performed at festivals including Asymmetry Festival, Metalfest, OFF Festival, Under The Black Sun, Castle Party, Inferno Festival, Primavera Sound Festival and Brutal Assault. In 2015, THAW supported Behemoth on their European "Satanist" tour (alongside Bölzer).

The new album "Granis" will be available in CD, vinyl and digital formats. More details along with pre-orders will be announced soon.

Tracklist:
1. The Brigand
2. The Thief
3. The Cabalist
4. The Harness
5. Wielki Piec

Upcoming shows:
17.11.2017 (PL) – Warszawa @ Progresja
18.11.2017 (PL) – Bydgoszcz @ Estrada
19.11.2017 (PL) – Poznań @ u Bazyla
23.11.2017 (PL) – Wrocław @ A2
24.11.2017 (PL) – Kraków @ Kwadrat
25.11.2017 (PL) – Katowice @ MegaClub

Line-up:
Piotr Gruenpeter - vocal, synth
Krzysztof Kurek - guitar
Artur Rumiński - guitar, noise
Maciej Śmigrodzki - bass
Michał Leks - drums 

THAW on-line:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/THAWnoise
Bandcamp: https://thaw.bandcamp.com/

Agonia Records:
Website: http://agoniarecords.com
Webshop: http://tinyurl.com/agoniashop
Facebook: https://facebook.com/agoniarecords
Twitter: https://twitter.com/agoniarecords
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/agoniarecords
Bandcamp: https://agoniarecords.bandcamp.com
Instagram: https://instagram.com/agoniarecordsofficial
YouTube: http://youtube.com/AgoniaRec



Upcoming releases
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Upcoming shows
THAW
24/Nov/2017
Kraków @ Kwadrat, PL

BLAZE OF PERDITION
24/Nov/2017
Geleen @ Cafe De Meister, NL

HYPOTHERMIA
25/Nov/2017
Athens @ Arcane Angels Festival III, GR

THAW
25/Nov/2017
Katowice @ MegaClub, PL

BLAZE OF PERDITION
25/Nov/2017
Gent @ Jeugdhuis Asgaard, BE

HYPOTHERMIA
26/Nov/2017
Sofia @ Autumn Souls of Sofia Festival, BG

BLAZE OF PERDITION
26/Nov/2017
Loberschutz @ Gleisberg, GER

OCTOBER TIDE
01/Feb/2018
70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise

THE ORDER OF APOLLYON
15/Mar/2018
Paris @ Glazart, FR

DEMONICAL
19/Apr/2018
Barcelona @ Sala Upload, ES