Cold Spring Records presents “Until the Day I Die”, the third LP from Australian post-industrial outfit Kollaps. Confirming the album for release this June, the band and label have dispatched its cover art, track listing, and other details, alongside preorders and the lead single, “Relapse Theatre”.
“Until the Day I Die” is a merciless and visceral assault on the senses and continues the trajectory of the band’s idiosyncratic approach in their creation of sound. The album showcases an uncompromising force of harsh post-industrial music narrated by overarching themes of condemnation and redemption; of violence, romanticism, sexuality, and addiction. Much of the creation and lyrical conceptualisation of the record has been stylised and presented using William S. Burroughs’ cut-up method.
A wide variety of metals and raw materials were used in the creation of the album including metal grates, a rusted hoist, cement cylinders, field recordings, hammering of various decrepit objects, broken amplifiers, an exposed reverb tank, various synthesizers, and the infamous metal coil; a crudely self-constructed artifice that has become iconic in its use across Kollaps’ triptych of releases and lengthy touring history in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.
“Until the Day I Die” has seen a tectonic shift in production methods compared to its predecessors and was entirely written, recorded, and mixed internally the self-constructed ILoveHeroin Studios built above a sculpture museum in Lugano, Switzerland. All instrumentation was handled by Wade Black except for bass guitar by Andrea Collaro recorded at Hangar 121 in Lenate Pozzollo, Italy on all tracks except “D-IX” and “I Believe in the Closed Fist”, handled by Black, and additional sound design and percussion by Giorgio Salmoiraghi. The album was mastered by James Plotkin and completed with cover artwork by Nullvoid (Thomas Ekelund / Trepaneringsritualen).
Stream the first single from “Until the Day I Die”, “Relapse Theatre”, and watch a brief teaser from the album here.
“Until the Day I Die” will be released by Cold Spring Records on LP, CD, and digital formats on June 24th, 2022. Find preorders at the label webshop here, Bandcamp, and other digital providers here.
1. Relapse Theatre
3. I Believe In The Closed Fist
4. Hate Is Forever
5. The Hand Of Death
6. Until The Day I Die
7. Iron Sight Halo
Kollaps has also announced an array of live performances and tour dates for the Spring months, including select shows with Brighter Death Now and Of The Wand & The Moon and an appearance at Roadburn Festival.
European Tour Dates 2022:
4/16/2022 Caves Du Manoir – Martigny, CH
4/17/2022 Slow Club – Freiburg, DE
4/18/2022 MS Connexion – Mannheim, DE *
4/19/2022 Glazart – Paris, FR *
4/20/2022 Helvete – Oberhausen, DE *
4/21/2022 Magasin 4 – Bruxelles, BE *
4/22/2022 Roadburn Festival – Tilburg, NL
* (w/ Brighter Death Now, Of The Wand & The Moon)
Watch for a steady outpouring of updates from Kollaps over the months ahead, as audio previews, official videos, and much more on the album is unveiled, with additional widespread tour dates and more pending.