A new remix of the track "The Blinding" from Chicago's forward-thinking YAKUZA is available online at Pitchfork. Handled by Justin Broadrick (NAPALM DEATH, GODFLESH, JESU), the remix has been described as "Powerful, certainly, but what makes this one of Broadrick's best moments in years comes a full minute after the point where YAKUZA aimed for coda. Broadrick charges in renewed, unleashing a mechanized beat that's pure, concussive force. His samples volley, but he shapes the din into a diatonic melody split in loose counterpoint by a groove more militant than you may imagine."
Currently playing a handful of east coast shows, YAKUZA will team up with Broadrick and JESU later this month for a few shows throughout the Midwest before returning to Chicago. YAKUZA is continuing to support the band's latest effort, "Transmutations", which saw an August release through Prosthetic Records.
UK-based label Eyes Of Sound will release YAKUZA's "Samsara" LP as the first in a limited gatefold vinyl series. Originally issued in 2006 via Prostheitc Records, this limited edition of 500 gatefold LPs also features an exclusive remix of "Back To The Mountain" by the infamous James Plotkin (KHANATE, OLD, SCORN, SUNN O))), EARTH) and comes on a luxurious double 180g colored vinyl. The album features guest appearances by pianist Jim Baker, cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm, Sanford Parker, and MASTODON's Troy Sanders. The "Samsara" vinyl will be released October 20 worldwide. You can pre-order it at this location.