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The Horrors Announce 'Against The Blade' EP, Share Title Track

Friday, 15 October 2021 Written by Jon Stickler

Photo: Till Janz

The Horrors have shared details of a new EP.

'Against The Blade' will arrive on November 5 via Wolf Tone/Fiction Records and feature the industrial-edged title track.

The cut continues in a similar vein to their 'Lout' EP, which was released in March and marked a stylistic jump from their 2017 full-length 'V'. Singer Faris Badwan commented:

"The 'Against The Blade' EP is a further descent into chaos, it's about the freedom that comes with abandoning all hope, giving up control, and accepting that you will always be at odds with the world around you."

Bassist Rhys Webb said: "Once the ball started rolling with writing 'Lout' I liked the idea of challenging the band to push all the songs in as extreme a direction as possible."

"Against The Blade and Twisted Skin were both written in Southend-on-Sea over lockdown, it’s the most DIY music we've ever made. The first demos were written in my bedroom and work continued in Joe's studio The Bunker, which is a shipping container that overlooks the estuary. The only element recorded in an actual studio were the vocals, we even recorded guitars in my front room."

Faris added: "There’s something about our recent writing that has felt really free and liberated, like being let off a leash - slightly ironic given the fact that lockdown forced us into certain ways of working. ​This almost feels like a new band now - a new beginning right in time for the apocalypse."

They'll support the EP with three previously announced The Horrors Present: Metal Rain gigs this November and December in Bristol, Manchester and London, with a support bill curated by the band.

'Against The Blade' tracklist:

1. Against The Blade
2. Twisted Skin
3. I Took A Deep Breath And I Kept My Mouth Shut 

The Horrors Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Thu November 25 2021 - BRISTOL Marble Factory
Fri November 26 2021 - MANCHESTER Albert Hall
Fri December 03 2021 - LONDON Electric Ballroom

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