Miami deathgrind maniacs Maruta return to the fold with their Relapse debut Remain Dystopian, their most punishing and focused album to date. Recorded in various studios including drums with Pig Destroyer’s Scott Hull and vocals with Torche’s Jonathan Nuñez, Remain Dystopian is a vicious, 17 song blast of relentless and infectious death metal infused grindcore. Featuring guest vocals from the legendary Tomas Lindberg (At the Gates, Disfear) and Pig Destroyer’s J.R. Hayes plus layers of noise from Agoraphobic Nosebleed’s Jay Randall, Remain Dystopian raises the bar for what 21st century grind can accomplish!
Formed in Plaistow, New Hampshire in 2010, Vattnet Viskar (Swedish for “the water is whispering”) had no idea they would travel as far as they have today. In 2012, they signed a worldwide deal with Century Media on the strength of a self-titled EP. Shortly thereafter the New Hampshirites embarked on their first headlining tour of the United States, with websites such as Stereogum labeling Vattnet Viskar one of the “40 Best New Bands of 2012”. In 2013, the group released their debut album, Sky Swallower, to critical acclaim the world over. Inspired by New Hampshire’s vibrant seasonal contrasts, Sky Swallower was an album at home with color bursts of autumn and the vibrancy of spring. Tracks “Apex” and “Breath of the Almighty”, for which Vattnet Viskar filmed a video, could also be attributed to the spells of summer and winter. Throughout 2013 and 2014, they toured incessantly in support of their debut, sharing stages with Pallbearer, Tombs, Dillinger Escape Plan and many more.