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“ROMASA‘s message of nihilistic destruction has a terrifying relevance today…” — Cvlt Nation
Stream ROMASA’s “Formulaic Decay” HERE.
Cvlt Nation is pleased to unveil “Formulaic Decay” from Louisiana sludge/crust/death trio, ROMASA. The demoralizing track comes by way of the band’s Insufferable Cave of Rotting Aspiration EP, set for release next month via Hand Of Death Records.
Spewing forth three tracks of sonic nihilism, Insufferable Cave Of Rotting Aspiration was produced by James Whitten (Thou, The Body, Ossacrux) at High Tower Recording, mastered by Jack Control (Hot Graves, The Wraith, Cavity) at Enormous Door, and comes swathed in the cover renderings of Coffincrux.
Reflects Cvlt Nation of the band’s latest track unveiling, “ROMASA‘s message of nihilistic destruction has a terrifying relevance today. Not that I see the world through a nihilistic lens personally, but I believe that nihilism is behind the debased greed and power-grabbing of the people who hold the wealth and privilege in this world. If our lives are meaningless to them, we don’t deserve equality, we deserve to serve and build wealth for them until death. I’d love to get that extremely small group of powerful people together and put them in a soundproofed underground bunker with ROMASA‘s ‘Formulaic Decay’ full volume on repeat, lock the doors, and let a bloody Lord Of The Flies scene play out. It’s a heady mix of genres with one thing in common – they all want to see you dead and buried!”
Read more and stream ROMASA’s “Formulaic Decay” exclusively via Cvlt Nation at THIS LOCATION.
Insufferable Cave Of Rotting Aspiration will be released October 30th on cassette and digital formats via Hand Of Death Records. For preorders go to THIS LOCATION where first single, “Insufferable Cave Of Rotting Aspiration,” can be streamed.
ROMASA – drummer Rob Lovell (Ossacrux, Witch Burial, Torture Garden, Minor Fret), bassist Samael White (Witch Burial), and guitarist/vocalist Matthew Moorin (Final Weapon) – took form in New Orleans, Louisiana in 2017. The band sets out to create a caricature of the world of excess, filth, and depravity in which we’re all forced to inhabit. Eschewing tradition while still honoring their varied influences, they’ve concocted a truly vile brand of aggressive music that mixes OSDM, sludge, crust, crossover, and more into a seamless cocktail of audio depravity.
The band released their critically lauded debut, Cheering Death, in 2019. Wrote Decibel Magazine of the release, “ROMASA builds the crust-infected sludge, galloping d-beats, and rotten vocals into glorious crescendos and squalls of distortion and feedback.” Invisible Oranges concurred noting, “Few aliases could be as fitting, as their name refers to the unlikely glitter that can be dissected from the grotesque. Indeed, performing the musical equivalent of street fights offset by carnivalesque wonder and an incoming rainstorm is a bit of an acquired taste, at least on paper. The experience of listening, however, makes for a treat for the senses as you feel yourself getting hypnotically pulled through the crowd in different directions.” Added Collective ‘Zine UK, “The clumpy, mire-dwelling riffs and clogged-pipe vocals are offset by stringier scrabbles and bouts of hollow-eyed ambience, keeping these five tracks interesting, engaging, and enjoyably non-standard every tortured step of the way.”
Following Cheering Death, the band completed several short tours before recording Insufferable Cave Of Rotting Aspiration as a taste of things to come. Offers the band, “ROMASA has teamed up with Hand Of Death Records to deliver a short blast of two scorching, sludged-out, and death-soaked tracks, chained together by one mind-expanding synthesizer soundscape. The tape promises a figurative – or literal – cave dwelling foray into the nihilistic tendencies inherent in humanity and the planned obsolescence of the very world we inhabit.”