Shatter Brain to release debut full-length album “Pitchfork Justice” on May 1st 2020

Shatter Brain Pitchfork Justice cover
Australian metal combo Shatter Brain are proud to announce that they have signed with Wormholedeath for the release of their album “Pitchfork Justice”.

“Pitchfork Justice” will be released on May 1st, 2020, via Wormholedeath / Aural Music Group worldwide.

Signing quote:
“Shatter Brain are very excited to announce that we have partnered up with WormHoleDeath/Aural Music for the worldwide release of our debut album “Pitchfork Justice” on May 1st 2020! We’re stoked to be joining a diverse roster full of high-quality bands, including fellow Australians SUMERU and One Step Beyond. We have a lot of cool stuff to release and announce over the coming months, so watch this space!”...

“Pitchfork Justice” was recorded and mixed by Jimmy Balderston at Ghostnote Recording Studios (Scott Kelly, Sumeru, Space Bong) in Adelaide, and mastered by Dav Byrne at Iridium Audio (Witchskull, YLVA, Space Bong). All artwork and layouts were done by Adelaide local Steve Lehmann. “Pitchfork Justice” contains nine cohesive songs that are a unique blend of sludge metal, old-school thrash, and hardcore, with modern and diverse vocals. The production is lively and bombastic, as well as punchy and aggressive, and the lyrics make a strong statement about the current state of the world, particularly around social media and PC culture.

Watch the video for the first single “Talk in Fear” below. Stream and buy the track here.

Pre-order “Pitchfork Justice” here.

Tracklist:
1.Talk in Fear
2.Lorem Ipsum
3.Pitchfork Justice
4.Choosing Beggars
5.Fencesitter
6.Noble Savagery
7.Silent Screams
8.Life Ephemeral…
9.Death Goes On

Shatter Brain are an Adelaide based metal band comprised of members of some of South Australia’s most successful heavy bands. Boasting a diverse vocal performance that ranges from ear piercing highs to sewer dwelling lows the band also draws on an eclectic but coherent range of influences and seamlessly blends fast, razor-tight rhythms with laid back grooves. Their sound is reminiscent of its contemporaries, such as High On Fire, Merauder, Black Breath, and Power Trip, with the occasional nod to classic metal and crossover. Shatter Brain launched in January 2018, releasing a four-song demo that was recorded and mixed by guitarist Jack Hartley and mastered by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust, Power Trip, Cavalera Conspiracy). The release was accompanied by a video clip for the debut single “Rip the Stitch” and was supported by an Australian & New Zealand Tour between Feb and April. This tour culminated with a debut home town show in front of over 650 punters at the annual Heavy SA Festival. Bootleg footage from this tour is documented in the music video for the band’s second single “Discard”.

The band then commenced the “Rip the Stitch Asia Tour” in June/July. This tour included three shows in Taiwan, including a headlining performance at Wake Up Fest in Chiayi, and shows in Thailand and Malaysia as main support for Brazilian crossover-thrash legends R.D.P. (Ratos de Porão). Upon returning to Australia, Shatter Brain released a split vinyl EP (aptly titled “The Twelve Inch Split”) with Melbourne band Blunt Shovel in early August and embarked on another tour with King Parrot and Blunt Shovel. The 12" Split featured two new Shatter Brain songs and a cover of the Mastodon classic “Blood and Thunder”. The release of the split was accompanied by a music video for the opening track “The Ship That Never Sinks” which featured footage of the band performing the song at Heavy SA earlier that year.

2018 also saw Shatter Brain supporting Power Trip (USA) on the Adelaide date of their Australian tour. Shatter Brain began 2019 with a tour of Japan and returned to Australia to open for Max and Iggor Cavalera’s (Sepultura) “Return to Beneath the Arise” tour, during which Tom joined Max on stage to sing a rendition of AC/DC’s “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap”. Shatter Brain entered the studio in July to record their debut album, due for release in 2020, and the band rounded out the year by supporting New Orleans sludge legends Eyehategod (USA) in November. With their debut album on the way, 2020 is shaping up to be the biggest year yet for Shatter Brain!

Line-up:
Tom Santamaria - Vocals
Matt Disisto - Guitar
Jack Hartley - Guitar
Pat Callaghan - Bass
Ryan Quarrington - Drums

Weblinks:
www.shatterbrainmetal.com
www.facebook.com/shatterbrainmetal