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Czar Take You on a ‘Kaleidoscopic Journey’ on ‘Brunt’ — Song Premiere

Giorgia Novak

Featuring musicians from Chicago’s legendary industrial and electronic scenes, Czar is an exciting power trio that fans of Mastodon, Killing Joke and even the Jesus Lizard should check out immediately.

Czar will be releasing their debut album, a 10-song affair called ‘Vertical Mass Grave,’ next month. The follow-up to their 2009 self-titled EP, the new album was recorded by none other than Matt Talbot, vocalist/guitarist of Hum.

Noisecreep bring you the exclusive premiere of ‘Brunt,’ a brute track off ‘Vertical Mass Grave’ that serves as a great introduction to Czar for the uninitiated.

Listen to ‘Brunt’ From Czar

“The song is a kaleidoscopic journey through altered time and space which forces listeners to bear the brunt of Czar’s unique style,” vocalist/guitarist Jason Novak tells Noisecreep about ‘Brunt.’

“It also bears repeating that the drums were nailed in one take, and that its time signature is 11/8, slipping in and out of 4/4, then plowing into a dirgy 6/4 at the end. I also think it’s about being pissed off all the time.”

‘Vertical Mass Grave’ will be released on Dec. 6 on Cracknation, the label founded in 2002 by Novak. In addition to releasing music by Czar, Acumen Nation, and DJ? Acucrack, Cracknation has functioned as a production house, creating instrumental tracks for TV shows (True Blood, MTV Music Awards), original scores for videogames, and remixes for the likes of KMFDM, Frontline Assembly, and Prong.

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