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Escuela Grind reveal new single with Barney Greenway (Napalm Death)

USA extreme metal powerhouse, Escuela Grind, will release their new EP, DDEEAATHHMMEETTAALL, on 12th January 2024 via MNRK Heavy.

The quartet have released their new single 'Meat Magnet', featuring the legendary Napalm Death vocalist Barney Greenway.

Watch the video below. Directed by Michael Jari Davidson (Alice In Chains), the unsettling cut features a vox-off between Greenway and Escuela Grind vocalist Katerina Economou interspliced with exhilarating live footage of the band tearing it down.

Recorded with Will Killingsworth, mixed by the GRAMMY-winning Kurt Ballou (High on Fire), and mastered by Nick Townsend (Cheap Trick, Dr. Dre), the EP houses four new songs including the lead cut, 'Ball and Chain'.

Pre-order and/or pre-save DDEEAATHHMMEETTAALL now here:

"Meat Magnet' is a pretty crunchy sort of track, and I was able to really wrap my vocal cords around it," says Greenway when asked for comment on the collaboration. "Enthusiasm oozes out of the pores of Escuela Grind. How can you not get on board with that?"

In sync with the release of DDEEAATHHMMEETTAALLEscuela Grind will launch a U.S. headlining tour on 10th January. The five-week, 39-city winter trek will criss-cross the country, running through 17th February. Support on the Escuela Grind tour will be provided by Take Offense, Come Meirda, Slow Pulse, Bonginator, Frog Mallet, and Brat.

Fresh off U.S. spotlight tour dates with Baroness, and the extreme metal legends, Napalm Death, who have taken the young U.S. band under its proverbial wing in 2023, Escuela Grind are inarguably one of the hungriest young groups in music today. Escuela Grind have engaged in a seemingly unending live gauntlet since the September 2022 release of Memory Theater, relentlessly trekking the globe to bring their eye-opening energy and sound to welcoming music fans the world over. 

"DDEEAATHHMMEETTAALL is the third installment of our EP series where we dive into the genres that most influence this band," offers Economou. "Finishing this trilogy has been years in the works. We are so excited to release these songs as they are perhaps the best reflection of our live performance. The stage has honed these hectic songs to perfection. Originally we were going to have three songs on this EP, but we wanted to create another track that had a huge buildup. This eventually developed into this brutal song, 'Ball and Chain', that marks the point in our live shows where we have a wall of death every night. Lyrically, it references death metal tropes of murder and revenge, but with a decidedly feminine angle."  


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