The Body & Full Of Hell – Ascending A Mountain Of Heavy Light (LP+MP3)

Image: 1612066 The Body and Full of Hell are both unique and in?uential forces in heavy music.
Both artists welcome challenges and eschew self-promotion. Each artist seems
driven to take risks and push boundaries of what is considered heavy. A clear
example being that on recent tours The Body have performed without any live guitar
or drums. Both artists enjoy the creative growth and music and good times that
come out of collaborations. Each has collaborated often with other unique but likeminded musicians such as Thou, The Haxan Cloak, Krieg, Merzbow, The Bug and
the list goes on. Despite their obvious differences in songwriting, The Body and Full
of Hell are unifed by their shared aesthetic, catharsis through the manipulation
of emotions transformed by visceral noise and fueled by an inescapable sense of
dread. They have returned to collaborate again not because of their commonalities
but because of their differences and what those differences yield in performance.
With Ascending a Mountain of Heavy Light, The Body & Full of Hell have integrated
a love for electronic noisescapes with abrasive, precise sonic assaults into a sound
unlike anything either has produced before.
Written and recorded in one week at Machines with Magnets in Providence, the
music of Ascending draws from unexpected sources such as reggaetón and jungle
(“Master’s Story”). There are some familiar guests to The Body fans, namely vocalist
Chrissy Wolpert (Assembly of Light Choir) and Ben Eberle (Sandworm), as well as
frst time collaborator drummer Brian Chippendale (Lightning Bolt, Black Pus), whom
both bands share a strong aesthetic of individualism. Samples, synth, saxophone,
and a drum orchestra (led by Chippendale) all throb, and sputter, coagulating under
the weight of the two bands. Programmed drum patterns and loops taking cues
from hip hop are bent and twisted throughout, ?awlessly emboldening the distortion
drenched guitars and howling vocals. Each element, though meticulously crafted,
is visceral, as the exhilaration of improvisation has not been curtailed by editing.
Ascending a Mountain of Heavy Light casts aside the dogmas of heavy music.
Extremity in The Body & Full of Hell’s music is not based on macho musings or
competitive trendiness, but rather is an integral tool to exploring the anxieties of
modern life and the bridges between personal and political strife. As leading voices
in DIY and underground music communities, The Body & Full of Hell, along with
peers such as Thou, are expanding the possibilities of extreme music by shaping
worlds of sound with a palette of diverse in?uences seldom seen in “heavy music”

1. Light Penetrates
2. Earth is a Cage
3. The King Laid Bare
4. Didn’t the Night End
5. Our Love Conducted with Shields Aloft
6. Master’s Story
7. Farewell, Man
8. I Did Not Want to Love You So

The Body & Full of Hell integrate their love of electronic noisescapes
with abrasive, precise sonic assaults on their second collaborative
album featuring guest performances by Brian Chippendale
(Lightning Bolt, Black Pus), Chrissy Wolpert (Assembly of Light
Choir), and Ben Eberle (Sandworm)
LP pressed on virgin vinyl with art worked inner sleeve and free
download card. A limited supply pressed on green color vinyl. CD
in 4 panel mini-LP style gatefold package.
Both The Body & Full of Hell have toured extensively throughout
2017 and will tour collaboratively in early 2018
Lead single “Earth is a Cage” covered on Pitchfork, Metal Sucks, and
Stereogum and featured prominently on Spotify and Apple Music
metal playlists. Full ad campaign running on Spotify in November
The Body’s recent album No One Deserves Happiness (Thrill 407)
was critically acclaimed by Decibel, Pitchfork, NPR Music, Magnet,
Noisey, SPIN, Terrorizer and more
Full of Hell’s latest album Trumpeting Ecstacy released earlier this
year on Profound Lore was praised by Decibel, Revolver, Pitchfork,
Metal Injection, and Terrorizer
Print ad running in Decibel (November issue)
“It’s a rare show of restraint from two of the underground’s most
pulverizing groups. When the Body and Full of Hell pull back, they
somehow hit even hit harder.” – Pitchfork
“The music oscillates between dirty, fuzzed out house beats and
dissonant sludge riffs, a combination so devastatingly heavy it feels
like being trapped inside seven torture devices all at once, then
being thrown into a fery pit of molten lava. It’s that desperate feeling
and upsetting.” – Metal Sucks
““Earth is a Cage” is about as ugly and feedback crunched as you’d
expect from a meeting of the minds between a grind band and a
noise peppered doom duo, but it’s also surprisingly fun.” – Invisible
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