Full-throttle comeback for the Italian noise-core band Demikhov.
Announcing the release of a new album titled “The Chemical Bath,” the second in their career (and the first with the current lineup, the result of a reorganization four years ago), Demikhov release a new single to serve as the opener for this new chapter.
“The Leader is Dead and Everyone is Grieving” is a massive, caustic, impactful track that breaks away from the initial noise-rock sounds to embrace markedly post-hardcore dynamics and changes, a perfect synthesis of the band’s new direction.
Right from the title, the track expresses the main components of Demikhov’s artistic quest, both in terms of the strictly musical and compositional aspect and the concept that underpins the entire creative process: an immersion in the darkest period of early 20th century Soviet history, in which the claims of modern science to preserve life by treating human bodies as mere building material intersect with the political and religious excesses of the new ruling power.
It also marks the first record under the Demikhov name edited by the band’s own studio Produzioni Rumorose in Desenzano del Garda (Italy):
“The Chemical Bath” is to be released in January 2023 by DioDrone Records in Italy, Bulgarian independent label Kontingent Records and Greek Sweetohm Recordings.
The album’s entire artwork was curated by Andrea Mozzato, known as Officina Infernale, one of the most visionary and lysergic artists around, who has once again managed to combine the use of the most perturbing imagery with a traditional imagery that permeates our entire everyday life.