Full of Hell share new single ‘Gasping Dust’

Full of Hell press photo
Photo by: Zachary Jones

As they prepare for the release of their sixth studio album ‘Coagulated Bliss,’ Full of Hell have shared another devastating single titled Gasping Dust. The track’s viciousness might scan as misanthropy—“humanity to blame,” vocalist Dylan Walker concludes after running through the ways the earth is “riddled with sores”— but it comes from a place of disappointment that’s driven by a deep love for people and life and the world.  The track features a guest vocal appearance by Ross Dolan of Immolation, who comments: “It was a huge honor to contribute some vocals to the new Full of Hell song ‘Gasping Dust’.  When Dylan and the gang reached out to me for this, I was so psyched to participate and be part of their new album since I am a huge fan and consider them one of the younger bands leading the way to bring extreme music to the next generation of fans of this genre.  Immolation have been close friends and huge fans of Full of Hell since we first met and toured together in 2017, so needless to say I jumped at the opportunity to participate. The song  is a short burst of controlled chaos and fury with lyrics that are dark and very relevant.  I love the song and can’t wait for the rest of the world to hear it!”

Watch the Gasping Dust video by Frank Huang, live footage by Lucas Lee via YouTube below.

Full of Hell burst forth with incredible force from the small, dagger-shaped city of Ocean City, Maryland, 15 years ago. Over five full-lengths, five collaborative full-lengths, and countless splits, EPs, singles, and noise compilations, they’ve evolved at extraordinary speed, their music becoming more complicated and technical without ever slowing down or losing its soul. Everything on a Full of Hell album feels like a blur: smears of guitar, harsh noise shaken like gravel in a bag, singer Dylan Walker’s snarl and bite carrying him into outer space or into the core of the earth. They’re coiled, interlocking, impossible to penetrate, and they move with alarming speed. 

They have now reached terminal velocity. Having created their own context, they’re now able to walk around within it, to survey its terrain, to visit far corners and see who’s nearby. Their forthcoming album, ‘Coagulated Bliss,’ sounds like Full of Hell, but it’s nothing like any Full of Hell record that’s come before it. These songs are trimmer, less freighted with anxiety, more interested in opening up than speeding away. Its bile is sometimes funneled into traditional song structures. It never shies away from the extreme harsh noise, unrelenting spirit, and pitch-black sadness of previous Full of Hell records; if anything, the leanness of these songs makes them feel even heavier. Nevertheless, there are tracks here you might find yourself whistling hours after listening. It’s an extraordinary and unexpected evolution in sound for a band who made their name on rapid metamorphosis, and it’s the logical endpoint of everything Full of Hell has covered so far. 

The world may be in a constant state of bitter flux, but Full of Hell have never sounded more at home in it. “We’ve shed any kind of ‘do we belong in this space, what do people expect of us,” Walker says. “The joy is in the pursuit.” The loosening of their grip on the direction of their music has made it feel paradoxically closer to the bone. “People tend to burrow themselves so deeply into things they love,” Walker says. “It’s too much of a good thing, and it almost cheapens it.” By paring back their sound, Full of Hell aren’t just finding a new way forward: They’re proving that a little bit less of a good thing can add up to so much more.

Full of Hell Coagulated Bliss cover artwork

Coagulated Bliss’ track listing

  1. Half Life of Changelings
  2. Doors to Mental Agony
  3. Transmuting Chemical Burns
  4. Fractures Bonds to Mecca
  5. Coagulated Bliss
  6. Bleeding Horizon
  7. Vomiting Glass
  8. Schizoid Rupture
  9. Vacuous Dose
  10. Gasping Dust
  11. Gelding of Men
  12. Malformed Ligature

‘Coagulated Bliss’ is out April 26 via Closed Casket Activities and is available for pre-order here

See Full of Hell on the road in April + May with Dying Fetus (dates below) and look for more news soon.

‘Coagulated Bliss’ was recorded at Developing Nations in Baltimore by Kevin Bernstein, mixed by Taylor Young at The Pit Recording Studio in Van Nuys California and mastered by Nick Townsend of Infrasonic Sound in Los Angeles California. Full of Hell is Spencer Hazard (guitar/electronics), David Bland (drums/vocals), Samuel DiGristine (bass/sax/vocals), and Dylan Walker (vocals/electronics/lyrics), with new guitarist Gabriel Solomon joining following the album’s completion.

Full of Hell tour dates

April 25  Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore ^
April 26  Sayerville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom ^
April 27  Syracuse, NY @ The Song & Dance ^
April 28  Albany, NY @ Empire Live ^
April 30  Quebec City, QV @ Theatre Capitole ^
May 1  Montreal, QC @ Beanfield Theatre ^
May 2  Ottawa, ON @ The Brass Monkey ^
May 3  London, ON @ London Music Hall ^
May 4  Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre ^
May 5  Buffalo, NY @ Electric City ^
May 7  Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom ^
May 8  Columbus, OH @ The King of Clubs ^
May 9  Joliet, IL @ The Forge ^
May 10  Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave ^
May 12  Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre ^
May 13  Saskatoon, SK @ Louis ^
May 14  Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room ^
May 15  Calgary, AB @ The Palace Theatre ^
May 17  Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre ^
May 18  Seattle, WA @ El Corazon ^
May 19  Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater ^
July 13 + 14  Los Angeles, CA @ Exposition Park (Sound & Fury)

August 14  Brisbane @ The Zoo %
August 15  Sydney @ Mary’s Underground %
August 16  Canberra @ The Baso %
August 17  Melbourne @ Stay Gold %
August 18  Adelaide @ Crown & Anchor %
August 20  Melbourne @ Make It Up Club
August 23  Christchurch @ Rolling Stone %
August 24  Wellington @ Meow %
August 25  Auckland @ Galatos %August 27  Seoul, KR @ Club Victims
August 29  Manila, PH @ Paper Lantern QC
August 30  Singapore @ Phil Studio
August 31  Ho Chi Minh, VN @ TBA
September 1  Bangkok, TH @ Mr. Fox Live House

^ w/ Dying Fetus
% w/ Thou

Be the first to comment

C'mon why don't you leave a comment here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.