BIGGER, LOUDER, HEAVIER BLIND IDIOT GOD SET FEBRUARY 24 RELEASE DATE FOR VINYL LP CO-PRODUCED BY BILL LASWELL

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Sunday, January 11, 2015

Instrumental rock band Blind Idiot God will release their first new album in 23 years on February 24th. Titled Before Ever After, the album will span 74 minutes in length and finds the band playing even louder and heavier than before. It will be available on vinyl first, with CD and digital releases set for March and April. Check out the song “Wheels of Progress” below to hear the first snippet of Before Ever After. This sounds like it will be an interesting album to dive right into and get lost in, and I’m excited to hear the rest. If you’re in the Brooklyn area, Blind Idiot God will be playing a record release party on March 7th with additional tour dates to be announced later on.

January 8th, 2015 (Brooklyn, NY) — Indivisible Music announce February 24th, 2015 vinyl LP release date for new Blind Idiot God (BIG) studio album co-produced by Bill Laswell. The 74-minute opus titled, Before Ever After, will also have CD and digital release dates in March and April respectively. The gatefold double-vinyl LP artwork was created by noted artist Seldon Hunt (Neurosis, Earth, Melvins, Sunn). The Indivisible Music Online Store is now open and taking pre-orders. The release will be celebrated with a live performance at The Paper Box in Brooklyn.

BLIND IDIOT GOD Record Release Party
Saturday, March 7th
The Paper Box in Brooklyn, NY
doors 8:00 pm // tickets $10 advance, $13 at the door // 21+
also playing: Oneirogen, Rhyton, Gnaw

The band has shared the stage with artists like John Zorn (a collaborator who released their third album on Avant Records), Helmet, Black Flag, The Minutemen, Sonic Youth, Die Kreuzen, Don Caballero, Jesus Lizard, Napalm Death, HR, Eekamouse among many others.

Noisey/VICE enthused “Blind Idiot God is back, and they’re somehow even bigger, louder, and heavier than ever.” and BLURT calls the band “heavy skronk merchants.” Sounds Magazine declared “[Blind Idiot God] summon up an instrumental music of horrific, towering, scale.”

Blind Idiot God is Andy Hawkins on guitar and Tim Wyskida (Khanate) on drums. Gabe Katz, the band’s original bass player is featured on the album but moving forward Will Dahl is the band’s new bass player live and in the studio. Touring in support of the new album is planned for later this year.

The thirteen tracks on Before Ever After are 1. “Twenty Four Hour Dawn,” 2. “Night Driver,” 3. “Antiquity,” 4. “Earthmover,” 5. “FUB,” 6. “Barrage,” 7. “High and Mighty,” 8. “Voice of the Structure,” 9. “Under the Weight,” 10. “Ramshackle,” 11. “Wheels of Progress,” 12. “Strung,” and 13. “Shutdown.”

Indivisible Music is helmed by Andy Hawkins and is based in Brooklyn, NY. The label was established in 2014 “to promote that which cannot be divided, the elemental idea of music for its own sake. Guiding the elemental idea of music through all obstacles, physical or otherwise. The end of genre or classification, recondite musical knowledge declassified for direct effect.” Visit the label online at indivisiblemusic.com.

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