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Snog – Eight Offerings For The Undead (Metropolis Records, 4 February 2022)

19 Feb

The legendary Australian band Snog, have just released “Eight Offerings for the Undead” their latest in a prolific career that began thirty years ago with their debut 1992 album “Lies Inc.” 

The songs transcribed here speak of eyes that yearn to hear and ears that long to sing, an occult realm where the waking hours are a shadowy coma, a hypnotic narcosis whence dark puppeteers manipulate the fragile mass mind.

Amidst the titanic struggle between light and dark, played out by those few awake and the many, many asleep – take these humble offerings of solace and song back to your world.

Snog founder David Thrussell has weathered many storms, been lashed by violent torrents and burned flying too close to the blistering sun.

Released by Metropolis Records, “Eight Offerings for the Undead” sparked a pair of new videos for  “Jaded” and “The Masque of Evil” and is available through all digital and streaming platforms.

A limited edition deluxe LP record/vinyl with lyric inner sleeve and accompanying CD with 6 extra tracks is also available from Metropolis.

In a faraway land, on a forgotten mountain top, stands a willowy, robed figure. David Thrussell has weathered many storms, been lashed by violent torrents and burned flying too close to the blistering sun.

Once notorious as a provocative musician, prescient satirist and counter-cultural bellwether, today, due to radical and ultimately unsuccessful treatment regimes, Thrussell is essentially blind and incommunicado.

Operating from his mountain Montsalvat, he may not be a direct apocalyptic analogue to doomsday prophets like David Koresh and Ted Kaczynski, but the comparison could well be forgiven in this rugged mountain compound of spartan silence and esoteric study.

Dutifully surrounded by disciples and minders, the blind seer spends long days poring over arcane tomes and forgotten scriptures, in a frugal existence of fasting and contemplation.

Day to day financial responsibilities and logistics fall under the stewardship of renowned creative therapist Dr. Ian White, whose tutelage has, after years of pain, set Thrussell on a spare but steady course.

Mandated by Dr. White, every whispered utterance from our accidental messiah is recorded and elaborated into song by ace producer Vince Valentini and his crack team working deep in the caverns under Montsalvat.

It is not entirely clear that Thrussell is aware of this record album, his words are rare and most often of a mystical or heavily-medicated nature.

The songs transcribed here speak of eyes that yearn to hear and ears that long to sing, an occult realm where the waking hours are a shadowy coma, a hypnotic narcosis whence dark puppeteers manipulate the fragile mass mind.

Worked through an army of battered drum machines and cranky synthesizers – then recorded in reverberant and rough-hewn sandstone halls – these songs capture an opiated soul that drifts like smoke through worlds both above and below, battles both good and, most certainly, evil.

Sing them loud and let them grow.

A Revolt Against The Modern World. A Purge of The Demiurge. Hymns for The Hypnotic. Eight Offerings for The Undead.

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