Prosthetic Records has announced the signing of the acclaimed, genre-defying Brooklyn quartet SO HIDEOUS. The band's full-length debut, "Last Poem / First Light", will be released on April 29 on CD, cassette and 180-gram black vinyl. The CD was recorded at The Wild Arctic Studios in Portsmouth, New Hampshire with Dean Baltulonis (LUCERO, MODERN LIFE IS WAR) and was mastered by Scott Hull (BOB DYLAN, GARBAGE) at MasterDisk. The albeffortum, which the band has stated takes influence from 20th-Century classical composers Phillip Glass and Arvo Part, also features support from the New York-based choral and instrumental ensemble The First Light Orchestra.
The album track "My Light" can be streamed using the widget below.
"Last Poem / First Light" track listing:
02. Stabat Mater
03. My Light
05. Last Poem
SO HIDEOUS, which features brothers Brandon (guitar) and Chris Cruz (vocals/bass) alongside longtime friends Danny Moncada (drums) and Etienne Vazquez (guitar), forms an emotionally diverse mélange of post-hardcore, symphonic black metal and experimental/shoegaze fused with classical influences.
Commented the group: "We couldn't be more excited to be working with the great team at Prosthetic to develop what this band started in 2008.
"2013 was a great year for us, but we're confident that 2014 has even bigger things in store for our fans.
"We greatly appreciate our fans, family and friends for helping us get this far. We're also extremely thankful to the team at Prosthetic for their confidence in us. We look forward to delivering our best work to date in the future."
SO HIDEOUS recently performed alongside the likes of KYLESA, RIVERS OF NIHIL, BLACK CROWN INITIATE and VATTNET VISKAR, and will join forces with EAST OF THE WALL, MEEK IS MURDER and DIAMOND PLATE for a show in Brooklyn this Friday (Febraury 28).