Hierophant Great Mother: Holy Monster on LP
Italy's Hierophant have been making waves since their formation back in 2010 and are excited to call Bridge Nine Records their new home. The band caught the attention of the label with their self-titled first album in 2011, which CVLT Nation called "straight killer no filler." The band went on to tour Europe with the likes of Deafheaven, Oathbreaker, Tombs, Pelican, Cancer Bats and many more, and have made an intense and relentless live reputation for themselves in the process.
Now, Hierophant is gearing up to release their Bridge Nine debut, Great Mother: Holy Monster in the spring of 2013. The band commented, "It is an absolute honor for us to be a part of Bridge 9's roster - it's one of the greatest hardcore labels, it has survived and is still around for a reason. It's a dream for us, and we couldn't have thought of any better conditions to release Great Mother: Holy Monster!"
Great Mother: Holy Monster was recorded in late 2012 by Steve Scanu and Simone Mularoni at Domination Studio and mixed by Lorenzo Stecconi and mastered by Alan Douches. The 8-song set is a beast of blackened metallic hardcore fraught with D-beat and crust punk influence, unexpected moments of speedy intensity and sludgy aggression lurking around every corner.
Hierophant play blackened metallic hardcore in the vein of His Hero Is Gone, Darkthrone, Neurosis, Catharsis, and Entombed and have been accurately described by Hardboiled zine as "an otherworldly experience of dark, cold, grimy and almost dehumanized hardcore."
Hierophant Great Mother: Holy Monster Track Listing:
1. Son of the New Faith
2. Son of the Tongue's Prison
3. Son of the Four-Hands Way
4. Son of the Carcinoma
5. Son of Egotistic Love
6. Son of Public Castration
7. Son of the Cathartic Cave
8. Son of the Black Mirror