90s industrial worshippers Ungraven and Belfast sludge titans Slomatics have joined forces for a new split album.
Set for a March 5 release on UK label Blackbow Records, the split will feature three tracks from each act.
Ungraven (pictured above) are contributing Defeat The Object, Onwards She Rides to a Certain Death and Blackened Gates of Eternity to the record, while Slomatics will complete the release with Kaän, Proto Hag and Monitors.
Formed in 2019 by Conan frontman Jon Davis – and featuring Fudge Tunnel bassist David Ryley and Tuskar drummer Tyler Hodges in their ranks – Ungraven pay homage to the 90s heavy and industrial sounds of bands such as Ministry, Godflesh, Sepultura and Nailbomb.
Since their 2004 inception, Slomatics have released six albums, plus a number of split releases alongside Conan, Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard and Holly Hunt. The trio’s last album, Canyons, came out in 2019.
Ungraven’s Jon Davis said: “As the world groans and creaks and crawls forward in slow motion we chose to release three tracks with our brothers in Slomatics, our first on vinyl.
“Ungraven was an idea that started in my head as I drove into Richmond Virginia in 2017, on tour with Conan.
“It was originally intended as a solo act. Blackened Gates and Onwards She Rides were initially written to be performed with a drum machine, while Defeat The Object came along during rehearsal with Tyler before we toured early March 2020, before the earth stood still. Enjoy.”
Slomatics added: “This recording began before the pandemic kicked in, not being completed months later.
“At a time of great uncertainty it’s been good to turn the amps up loud and temporarily transport ourselves away from it all.
“With this record everything was on 11 – from the artwork to the music, it’s our heaviest and most diverse release yet.”
Listen to the new Ungraven track Onwards She Rides To A Certain Death here: https://ungraven.bandcamp.com/album/split-with-slomatics