Morgan Mechling – vocals, Phillip Davis – guitars and vocals, Kasey Richardson – guitars, Bryce Kresge – bass and visuals, and Patrick Santana – drums are here to unleash the Hell of fury and contorted, merciless Metal. Forging genres, melting into one Black Metal and (Post) Hardcore, Sludge and Doom, technical and extreme Metal, Bone Dance is not “just” a band, but an attitude, a state of spirit and mind, and they delivering not “only” music, but their work is a manifest. Back in the days, Rollins Band had this kind of attitude and energy, although Bone Dance speeding up wildly, just like you put a 33⅓ r.p.m. spinning vinyl record up on 45 while Morgan Mechling keep on howling bloody deadly.
Grinding the tooth of chaotic Hardcore/Metal, Bone Dance enforce the balance and sharpness, clarity in their music, find the equilibrium between rage and conscience, despair and revolt, gloom and grooves. And throughout this extremely consistent 10 tracks, Bone Dance manage to merge the extremes: slowly grinding moments with brutally fast overtakes; contorted and gloomy riffs with cutting to the bone sharp ones; truly distorted, twisted passages with groovy, powerful build-ups. This wild, but fluid approach keeps the listener attention sharp throughout this massacre. Give up all hopes and push play!!
“Bone Dance, a ritually charged and menacingly DIY band seeped in all things heavy, is rising from the South Idaho desert with their first self-titled LP for Melotov Records (USA), Throatruiner Records & Prototype Records (Europe). Bone Dance takes the grime and gravelly glut of the band’s previous work, the self-released Snakecharmers, and reevaluates not only its intensity, but also the band’s heritage: retooling the ferocity of hardcore, the technical acumen of extreme metal, and the minimal gauze of sludge and doom. This is the kind of tight, controlled, anvil-heavy music that only comes out of an area dominated by the Religious Right, the Conservative Coalition, and some of the most culturally repressive mechanisms in America. Bone Dance acts as a document of this inheritance by time and place and on principle rejects all of it. As a combatant to the moderate veneer that glosses even the counterculture in their hometown of Boise, Bone Dance have crafted not a shield but a weapon against the repressive devices they so clearly detest. By deconstructing typical sludge breakdowns, by retooling blast beats into searing grooves, by inverting a biblical poetic into a sinister manifest of their body politic, Bone Dance forges a musical dialogue exemplifying the clash typical of the liberal-conservative head butting seen throughout misleading media; however, the band seems to reject even mainstream leftist views in favor of an utter desert-driven nihilism. Bone Dance proves yet again that the frontier isn’t innovation—the frontier is misery.” (Official Promo)
01 – Comfort (3:17)
02 – Burnout (2:24)
03 – Conniver (3:38)
04 – Writhing In Ecstasy (3:50)
05 – White Guilt (4:54)
06 – West (4:11)
07 – Children Having Children (2:53)
08 – Barren (2:42)
09 – The Skinny (3:57)
10 – Feral (5:07)
• Photography Ryan Cheatham and Alex Hecht
• Layout and design by Bryce Kresge.
• Recorded and mixed by Dave Swanson at LoveJuice Labs
• Mastered by Dave Swanson / Carl Saff
• Release date : Oct 2nd (12” vinyl)