Track Premiere: Contracult – ‘The Infirmary’

LA-based industrial-metal act Contracult are sharing their new track “The Infirmary,” and you can check it out right here at New Noise.

Listen to the track here:

Contracult frontman Svart states:

“We all pity the sick and injured, but one talks about the tragedy of the nurse. The ones who work day and night, feeding, dressing and cleaning their patients, for no real reward. The hours are long; the salary is small, and the work can be abusive. You always resent the ones you love in The Infirmary.”

Video director Kyle Kouri states:

“While working on ‘The Infirmary’ I had a few things in mind. I wanted to create a three-and-half-minute little horror movie that felt and looked like ‘Metropolis’ meets ‘Reanimator’ meets ‘Weekend at Bernie’s.’ Travis and I both appreciated the comedy of the plot, and the low-budget, ’80’s vibe of the set and shots, but we also wanted there to be a real sense of grief in this video. ‘The Infirmary’ is about a man helping his partner in an assisted suicide and the long process of saying goodbye afterwards. I think we were able to create an authentic mix of camp and compassion.”

Contracult is an LA-based industrial-metal band that just split with Roadrunner Records to self-release their new album, The New Torment. RIYL: Nine Inch Nails, KMFDM, Fear Factory, Ghostemane. Guest vocals by Mayhem vocalist Attila Csihar. Co-mixed and mastered by Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Ghostemane). Having parted ways with Roadrunner Records, Contracult comes into its own on its first independent album, out November 4 via the band’s Hogwasche Music label.

The New Torment is a monumental achievement—a dense mix of pedal-to-the-metal beats, thick-as-tar riffs, head-spinning electronic elements, and soaring vocal hooks.

Contracult frontman Svart states:

“The record was written and produced during probably the most precarious time for me. I was diagnosed as bipolar during the creation of it. It’s a piece of work I am forever proud of, but it almost killed me.”

Preorder The New Torment here.

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Photo courtesy of Steven Anthony Roe 

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