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09/Oct/2017 THAW PREMIERE NEW TRACK 'THE BRIGAND'

Polish experimental black metallers THAW premiere the first single from their recently announced fourth studio album, "Grains", set to be released on December 8th via Agonia Records. "The Brigand" is the openeing song of the album, which arrives three years after its acclaimed predecessor, "Earth Ground".  Listen to the track at this link:

https://youtu.be/L1FzKyiXOeQ

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 MentorARRM 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 FuriaSacrilegium 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 JuciferAltar Of Plagues or Corrections House; they also performed at festivals including Asymmetry FestivalMetalfestOFF FestivalUnder The Black SunCastle Party, Inferno FestivalPrimavera 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 CDvinyl and digital formats. More details along with pre-orders will be announced soon.

Album formats:
- Digipack CD.
- Black LP.
- Silver LP (limited to 150 handnumbered copies).
- T-shirt.
- Digital.

Pre-orders:
CD/LP/MERCH:
https://agoniarecords.com/thaw
Digital:
https://agoniarecords.bandcamp.com/album/grains

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/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/thawnoise666

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



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