HEALTH ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM
VOL.4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR
ALBUM RELEASED FEBRUARY 8TH VIA
LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS / CAROLINE AUSTRALIA
Available to pre-order: https://caroline.lnk.to/vol4slavesoffear
– Singles 'Strange Days (1999)' and 'Slaves Of Fear' out now –
HEALTH announce details of their new album VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR – released February 8th, 2019 via Loma Vista Recordings / Caroline Australia. The first taste of the album – produced by longtime collaborator Lars Stalfors (Lil Peep, St. Vincent, Bob Moses) – is savoured with newly-released singles 'STRANGE DAYS (1999)' and 'SLAVES OF FEAR', which is partnered by a Zev Deans-directed video; watch below.
The LA-based band – consisting Jacob Duzsik, John Famiglietti, and Benjamin Miller – has always pushed the edges of aggression. From its twitchy 2007 debut, through its groundbreaking 2012 score for Rockstar Games’ Max Payne 3 and Grand Theft Auto V’s original 'High Pressure Dave', to 2015’s acclaimed LP DEATH MAGIC, the L.A. band snuck beauty and rigor into blinding noise. They draped moody violence over trap beats and warehouse raves alike.
Few artists were better prepared to confront the confusion of life in 2019. With its new album VOL.4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR, the trio has not only made the heaviest, most genre-obliterating album of its career. They’ve documented just how frightening it feels to be alive right now.
From the sample-triggered thrash metal of 'THE MESSAGE' and 'GOD BOTHERER', to the bone-scraping sub-bass of 'FEEL NOTHING' and 'BLACK STATIC', this is HEALTH at its most lacerating yet. With Lars Stalfors, they’ve upended their sound palette for our post-everything era:'NC-17' feels like Arabic bass music dragged through hell; 'RAT WARS' groans with derelict, slow-rolling L.A. funk.
VOL.4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR uses every tool in contemporary production to make a terrifying, exhilarating LP. But beneath all of that, VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR also has some of the most vulnerable and evocative songwriting of HEALTH’s career. In the lyrics, singer Jake Duzsikconfronts death, isolation and hopelessness with an uncommon candor and intimacy. Album closer 'DECIMATION' is the most radical move in the band's catalog to date: a gorgeous guitar ballad, a plea for purpose and meaning in a time that makes both feel impossible.
Over the last year, the band hinted at a new range and ambitiousness. Shows with black-metallersDeafheaven and R&B-savvy rockers The Neighbourhood led to single collaborations with indie heroes Purity Ring and Soccer Mommy ('MASS GRAVE'), French techno brutalist Perturbator('BODY/PRISON'), and L.A. industrial fiends Youth Code ('INNOCENCE'), with plenty more to come.
VOL.4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR is released February 8th, 2019 via Loma Vista Recordings / Caroline Australia. Read HEALTH’s full bio/download photos & cover art HERE.