Body Void originally formed in the spring of 2014 as Devoid with the aim to combine the most extreme elements of hardcore punk and doom metal, bridging furious crust salvos and the crushing stillness of drone doom. In 2016 they released their debut LP, Ruins, under a new name with a renewed focus.
Will Ryan (guitar/vocals)
Parker Ryan (bass)
Edward Holgerson (drums)
Coming off their debut release Ruins, Body Void returned to Earhammer Studios and has submitted almost an hour of painful sludge and wretched doom. With 2018’s I Live Inside A Burning House, this San Francisco sludge/crust outfit sought to create a darker and more substantial release, expanding on their sound but still holding true to the aural assault fans have come to expect.
Under the watchful ear of audio engineer Greg Wilkinson, Body Void continues in the style of label mates Primitive Man and Keeper, as well as genre-defining bands like Khanate, while staying grounded in the same harsh sludge sonic palette as Ruins.
ILIABH is frightening and caustic, from the cinematic opener “Haunted” to the cacophonous nightmare of “Phantom Limb” and the tortuous drone of “Given.” Lyrically, ILIABH seeks to explore queer identity, mental illness, and how those factors impact the push-pull relationship between material and immaterial existence.
3. Trauma Creature
4. Phantom Limb
ILIABH is co-released with our friends at Dry Cough Records and Seeing Red Records on vinyl, cassette, and compact disc formats.
Recorded and mixed by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios between April and October 2017.
Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege.
Artwork by Muhamad Ikbalarinfin Suradi.
Body Void – Haunted
Body Void – Erased
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