Extreme Metal Legends RINGWORM Delivers Cataclysmic Second Single “Thought Crimes”

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Cleveland extreme metal legends RINGWORM have delivered another brutal taste of their highly-anticipated, 9th full-length album, “Seeing Through Fire,” that’s out August 18th from Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band has released, “Thought Crimes,” a track of epic brutality and relentless aggression.

Commenting on the song, vocalist Human Furnace says: “‘Thought Crimes.’ Speed. Aggression. Attack. All the things that come to mind, sonically, when I think of this song. It’s a manic song. It makes you move. Lyrically, it’s not a political song. It’s about trying to have your own thoughts amongst an ocean of controlled marketing, algorithms, and forced tribalism. It’s a natural emotional response to being sculpted, directed, and sometimes, ordered, to believe in one thing or the other.

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“Thought Crimes” follows the band’s absolutely devastating first single “No Solace, No Quarter, No Mercy.” Watch the video below.

Speaking about “Seeing Through Fire”, vocalist James “Human Furnace” Bulloch says: “We’re pretty pumped on ‘Seeing Through Fire’. It’s a total burner. It’s a straight-forward, ‘smash your face and leave you layin’ there wondering what you got hit with’-type record. We’ve never felt the need to ‘re-invent our own wheel’ but going into this one we tried some different things sonically, and we’re very happy with the results. Of course, it’s the intention, every time we record a new record, but we feel like the overall sound, feel and aggression of ‘Seeing Through Fire’ one-ups many of our past records. Which, for anyone that knows our catalog, is not always an easy task. With every new record, you have to dig deeper.”

“Seeing Through Fire” Album Artwork

“Seeing Through Fire” track listing:

 1. Seeing Through Fire
 2. Carved In Stone
 3. No Solace, No Quarter, No Mercy
 4. Death Hoax
 5. Thought Crimes
 6. Unavoidable Truth
 7. House Of Flies
 8. You Want It To
 9. Mental Decontrol
10. Power And Blood
11. Playing God

On the rarest of occasions, there comes along a band that latches on and annihilates your ears with such a unique combination of sounds, you find yourself dislodged from the monotony of everyday music, and rooted firmly in the terrain of admiration. RINGWORM are no strangers to this concept, and have been fascinating metalheads with their unorthodox melodies for over 30 years.

“We wanted to go with a slightly different approach and look than the previous records. It’s a new era for us,” explains Bulloch. “It’s a little bit of a return to our roots. You have those moments every so often where you wanna get back to your comfort zone, but at the same time you want to expand that comfort zone.”

A different level of sound quality was accomplished with “Seeing Through Fire” as technology allowed RINGWORM to banish any previous restrictions laid upon them during the production and recording processes. Working again with Noah Buchanan of Mercinary Studios in Cleveland, this was the first time everything, including vocals, was all recorded in that same space.

RINGWORM is James “Human Furnace” Bulloch (vocals), Matt Sorg (guitar), Mike Lare (guitar), and Ed Stephens (bass).

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