Artist News Releases

The Body and Sandworm announce split LP

By | Published on Friday 29 August 2014

The Body

Metal duos The Body and Sandworm have announced that they will release a split LP through Thrill Jockey on 20 Oct.

The two Providence, Rhode Island-based bands have been associated for a number of years now, with Sandworm’s Ben Eberle and Pat Reilly both appearing on The Body’s ‘Christs, Redeemers’, and Eberle also contributing vocals to the recently released ‘I Shall Die Here’.

The Body’s drone metal opens the album with sixteen minute ‘The Manic Fire’ taking up side one of the vinyl, while black metallers Sandworm take the rest of the space on the record with a further ten tracks.

Explaining how the project came together, Eberle told CMU: “Most of these songs were written a couple years ago, so we’ve been sitting on them for a while. We finally put some time aside and devoted ourselves to getting a proper release and good recordings. Our first instinct was to ask long-time friends Chip and Lee if they would be into doing a split and they agreed. We couldn’t be more satisfied with the way things have turned out. The two styles compliment each other well. The Body side is killer, some of my favourite stuff from them”.

Listen to Sandworm’s ‘Desert Warfare’, which is taken from the album: