FAITH NO MORE's RODDY BOTTUM Teams Up With 81-Year-Old Vocalist

11 June 2019
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Sleeping Giant Glossolalia has set a July 26 release date for the self-titled debut album by NASTIE BAND.

With leather, chains, macabre makeup, and a cast of characters including an 81-year-old vocalist, shirtless twin brothers, and iconic keyboard player Roddy Bottum (FAITH NO MORE, IMPERIAL TEEN), NASTIE BAND is one of New York City's most thrilling new spectacles.
The sound: spine-chilling dirges, for fans of the creepiest depths of SUNN O))) or TODAY IS THE DAY's early work. The album opens and closes with songs featuring octogenarian Chris Kachulis's croon — a damaged, pining voice, in the spirit of the late Scott Walker. Fans of early electronic music know Kachulis as a collaborator of Bruce Haack; he sang on Haack's 1970 album 'The Electric Lucifer', among other things.
Masterminded by Sandy Smiles — the alter ego of visual artist Frank Haines, whose body of work includes film, stained glass, performance art, and more — NASTIE BAND's lineup has morphed since its inception and still might change from show to show. Appearing on the album are Haines, Kachulis, Bottum, guitarist Patrick Delaney (ex-VILLAINS, POLLUTION), twin brothers David and Tradd Sanderson (ex-CREAM ABDUL BABAR), drummer Elsner Nino (ex-MERCHANDISE, POLLUTION), artist Reuben Lorch-Miller, and vocalist Inyang Bassey (MOBY). Since the time of the recording, drummer Hisham Bharoocha (BLACK DICE, SOFT CIRCLE) has taken over the drum throne from Nino.
'Nastie Band' was recorded at Seizures Palace in Brooklyn by Jason LaFarge (SWANS, DEVENDRA BANHART, OPENING BELL) and mastered by James Plotkin (MERZBOW, SUNN O))), GNAW).
First single, 'Shapeshift', will be released June 14 on cassette as a maxi-single containing ten remix versions of the song, by members of NASTIE BAND, DÄLEK, OPENING BELL and ORNAMENT.
'Nastie Band' album track listing:
01. Falling In Love 
02. Shapeshift 
03. Lucifer's Grotto 
04. Circle Of Knives 
05. The Widening 
06. Relapse 
07. A Summer With A Thousand Julys