Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Fragile Bodies

A song from our forthcoming 7" on Iron Lung Records due this summer.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Pay Pig


Intensive Care - Pay Pig tape available now.

I should have posted this earlier, a few places have sold out, Faith/ Void in Toronto has copies, Analog Worship and Anthems of the Undesirable in the US still have copies and it'll be available at probably the next few shows we play.

Anyway, my first post-Column of Heaven material, with long term collaborator Ryan Bloomer (The Endless Blockade, Scalp Elevator, Ride at Dawn), we recorded it back in November but took our sweet time making it available.

I haven't put it online yet, though i will at some point (and if some blog puts it up we're fine with that).

It isn't online currently because I can't escape the "ex-Column of Heaven, ex-Blockade" thing (though that's fine), and this really isn't in that same vein at all; there are zero blast beats and next to no hardcore or grindcore influences, so i wanted to put stuff out a bit slower to try and limit those expectations. If you were into Blockade or Column of Heaven largely for the speed/ power violence factor then this probably isn't going to do it for you (it's also not my "sludge" band).

The other reason it's not online is because in this era all music is weighted the same and this should not be compared to the later recordings of any of my previous bands, it's a sign post to the future, but it doesn't have the same weighting as Primitive or Precipice; Intensive Care doesn't have the accumulated experience yet.

Anyway, Pay Pig, an ode to the modern work ethic in five songs, informed primarily by the Head of David/ Fall of Because/ early Godflesh circle, along with Headbutt, Grey Wolves, Slug, Unsane, and Hammerhead. Bass, drums, vocals, synth, percussion.

This is Exactly Who You Are 7" is at the plant (Iron Lung Records), Voyeurism 7" (Divergent Series) is close to being recorded. More stuff in the works.


Thursday, February 18, 2016

HUGE CONCERT

March 27th at Faith/ Void (894 College St, basement), Toronto, all ages, $10

Abyss (ex Column of Heaven)
Cages (not ex Column of Heaven)
Black Iron Prison (ex Column of Heaven)
Intensive Care (ex Column of Heaven)


Friday, February 5, 2016

Column of Heaven/ Suffering Luna split LP

Available now from Nerve Altar

Recorded a long time ago and finally out now after a multitude of delays:
  • Changing the label it was originally going to be released on when it was about to go to press.
  • Deciding to change the mix, then not having access to any of my equipment for five months, followed by a further three months of not having anywhere to set up a new home studio.
  • Classic cover art delays.
  • New normal bullshit pressing plant delays as Record Store Day, deluxe Fleetwood Mac reissues, and Horace Goes Skiing video game OST crush all. Hey, did you hear that vinyl is back? What next, eight tracks cassettes? LOL! (kill me)
Anyway, it's here, enjoy.

Pay what you want download whilst Bandcamp gives me credits (200 per month), please don't pay less than $2 otherwise Paypal and Bandcamp take over 90% of the money.



There's also this:

And this:


RIP Column of Heaven, finally dead forever. No more releases.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

We Know Now What a Modern Society Can Do with a Parking Lot

My first physical release under my own name, this was originally intended to be a Wolves of Heaven tape, but i just wasn't able to make vocals work on it at all so i edited all the harsh sections out and added some new layers. It's not Wolves of Heaven, but it fits into the same lineage as that project (and Column of Heaven to a much lesser extent)

It's mostly edited and composed field recordings with some synths appearing on side B.

99 copies on cassette via Absurd Exposition, available to order here, take advantage of the shit Canadian dollar and get it at a vastly reduced price if you're not Canadian.


Invocation of Obscene Gods


Intensive Care are on the Invocation of Obscene Gods comp on Backwoods Butcher Records along with Ride for Revenge, Fossil Fuel, Goatpenis and a slew of other family friendly rock and roll acts.

Intensive Care - Pay Pig five song tape out sometime soon (i know i keep saying this, but it's been finished since October…) and we just recorded four songs that will be on a 7" later this year via Iron Lung Records.



Sunday, November 22, 2015

Scalp Elevator/ Intensive Care/ Column of Heaven

New Scalp Elevator tape, Reenactment, out now on New Forces. Junk metal abuse.

Intensive Care - Pay Pig tape out on Survivalist sometime around the end of the year, the recording is complete, my first post-Column of Heaven music. A handful of live shows in Toronto and the US are planned for 2016.

I approved the test pressing for the Column of Heaven/ Suffering Luna split LP back in May or June, out in time for the next power violence revival, scheduled to hit sometime around 2023.