Light The Torch, Weekend Nachos, & Pain Ritual Members Guest On New Ether Coven Song “Consequences Of Self”

Howard Jones (Light The Torch), Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos), and Anthony Crupi (Pain Ritual) are featured on a new Ether Coven song titled “Consequences Of Self.” You can find an official video for that track below. The band’s new album, “The Relationship Between The Hammer And The Nail,” will be released on August 5.

Peter “Mean Pete” Kowalsky commented:

“This turned out to be one of my favorite moments of the record. We had a good starting point and when we were in the studio it really got dialed in with extra guitar melodies and vocal harmonies. As unlikely as it may seem, The Weeknd was a huge inspiration for the vocal harmonies, which Andy Nelson at Bricktop helped hone in.

This song is about the consequences of our actions and what we do with our intentions; whether we are trying to build or destroy, living the repercussions of our choices, what we do to move forward, and how foolish to believe we are above consequence. Howard Jones helped us on some lines on this one. Blood Has Been Shed has been a keystone of my musical pallet and influence since the first time I heard them and his voice has always been so fucking big.”

[via Metal Injection]

Ether Coven Premiere “Of Might & Failure” Video

Ether Coven have premiered a new video for their new song “Of Might & Failure.” This track features Shane Post (Bird Of Ill Omen) and it will appear on the band’s new album “The Relationship Between The Hammer And The Nail,” which is set to be released on August 5.

Peter “Mean Pete” Kowalsky commented:

“This song touches on a few parts of the prison industrial complex; The exploitative nature of using prisoners for labor while paying them next to nothing, killing their opportunities upon release (voting, housing, etc), the history of experimentation of prisoners, the sexual assault that happens in prison (notably from prison admins), cops brutalizing suspects (and the racist history of police.) America is a legalized racket and this is just another arm of it.

Coming from the South Florida hardcore scene, we’ve had a wild array of influences. One of our favorite bands from the area is Bird of Ill Omen. At some point we became casual acquaintances with Shane (from Bird and now Fistula) and it turns out he was a fan of Ether, so it only made sense we asked him to drop some lines and it’s really something incredible. Shane‘s voice is absolutely disgusting and it shows on this song. This was a true childhood dream come true.”

[via Brooklyn Vegan]

Ether Coven Premiere New Song “Psalm Of Cancer”

Ether Coven have premiered a new song titled “Psalm Of Cancer.” The track, which features Dwid Hellion (Integrity) and Anthony Crupi (Pain Ritual), is from the band’s new album “The Relationship Between The Hammer And The Nail,” which is set to be released on August 5.

Vocalist Peter “Mean Pete” Kowalsky (also of Remembering Never) said the following about the song:

“This song is about my days and nights going through chemotherapy and the moments that the doctors don’t warn you about. They tell you about the nausea and the bleeding, stomach issues, neuropathy, and the lethargy. They somehow leave out the parts that surround depression and suicidal thoughts.

This is/was no easy battle and my heart breaks for anyone else that has had to deal with this or has had loved ones that have experienced this. Cancer is no joke. We figured this was as bleak as it could get, why not add a little more darkness, so we asked Dwid from Integrity to throw some vocals on top of this here and there and the result is absolutely bonkers. This song is dedicated to anyone who knows this struggle.”

“The Relationship Between The Hammer And The Nail” Track Listing:

01 – “Psalm Of Cancer” (feat. Integrity’s Dwid Hellion and Pain Ritual’s Anthony Crupi)
02 – “Afraid & Suffering” (feat. Zao’s Daniel Weyandt)
03 – “God Hates Flags” (feat. Intercourse’s Tarek Ahmed, Pain Ritual’s Anthony Crupi, and Michael Darling)
04 – “Of Might & Failure” (feat. Bird Of Ill Omen’s Shane Post)
05 – “The Warmth Of Your Bathwater” (feat. Pain Ritual’s Anthony Crupi)
06 – “Temple Of Wu” (feat. Wu Kowalsky)
07 – “Consequences Of Self” (feat. Light The Torch’s Howard Jones, Weekend Nachos’ Andy Nelson, and Pain Ritual’s Anthony Crupi)

Ether Coven Surprise Release New EP “Language Is The Instrument Of The Empire”

Ether Coven have surprise released a new EP titled “Language Is The Instrument Of The Empire.“ The effort, which features contributions from Eva Hall (Power Alone, ex-Gather), Brian Hillhouse (Seraphim, Seraph, The Light & The Animal’s Comfort), and David Paul (Fero Lux, Ljesus), can be streamed below. With this news, the group have also teamed up with XVX Soap Co to launch a limited edition soap to benefit Shelter Farm Sanctuary. The band said the following about the EP:

“It’s a quote that the Spanish colonialists lived by when they wanted to fully conquer a people. This EP is a harsh critique of normalization and the culture it protects. We never question much about our culture which is harmful to our health and happiness.”

Pete Kowalsky (Remembering Never, Ether Coven) Shares Positive Health Update: “Everything Is Coming Back Negative For Signs Of Cancer”

Pete Kowalsky (Remembering Never, Ether Coven) has taken to social media to offer an update on his health after previously being diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer. Fortunately, he says all of his recent tests have been “coming back negative.”

Kowalsky said the following:

“A transmission from MP:

Hi friends. This band [Remembering Never] is not about me but people/friends/fans have reached out concerning my health with what’s been going on with my fight with cancer.

I ended chemo treatment in October and have been getting scans and bloodwork every 3 months since. I am so fucking amped to report that everything is coming back negative for signs of cancer. I’ve gotten back in the gym and lost a bunch of weight that I gained form being laid out for 8 months or so after my second surgery and treatment and I’m stronger than I was before cancer. Every day I wake up and appreciate life so much differently now but there is always the black cloud of fear that the cancer may return.

A lot of cancer patients are not this lucky.

I’ve had a couple friends recently succumb to cancer in the last weeks that were absolutely near and dear to my heart and my heart breaks for their loved ones. Both of the people in question were absolute angels in their lives and their spirit lives with everyone they have touched.

Rest In Power to everyone that didn’t make it to see the other side of cancer. Keep fucking going to the survivors, and those still struggling with it.

It’s a long hard road and even when we’re in remission the mental scarring is very real.
This is all part of our story now.
Thank you for all the messages for the past several months.
Edit: amped to see y’all at Furnace Fest
Let’s get it.”

Pete Kowalsky (Remembering Never, Ether Coven) In Remission Following Battle With Cancer

According to Lambgoat, Pete Kowalsky (Remembering Never, Ether Coven) is in remission after previously being diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer. The frontman said he is “thrilled” with the news, before adding: “turns out I’m harder to kill than I thought.” Kowalsky is still facing some residual effects from his treatment, but he is starting to work towards normalcy.

Ether Coven Premiere “When Quiet Fell” Video

Ether Coven have premiered a new video for their song “When Quiet Fell.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Everything Is Temporary Except Suffering.“

Peter Kowalsky commented:

“The video for ‘When Quiet Fell‘ was the second video we filmed while on our winter tour earlier this year. I have been friends with Eric Boccio for nearly 2 decades from his time in Kid Gorgeous and we’ve been trying to work together for a long while so when we were in California we took no naps and just trucked it to L.A. over night.

The explanation for the song, as per the record insert is as follows: In times of desperation and loneliness the only way out is seemingly through. The most trying moments are of negative silence and it is difficult to be comfortable in our own skin. Stagnation feels like betrayal.

Trudging forward to exist outside ourselves is nearly impossible to navigate but it is often our only option, so we suffer.”

In other news, Kowalsky also recently offered an update on his battle with colon cancer via GoFundMe:

“An update from Pete

Hey all! Sorry for the lack of updates, as at the beginning I was trying process all this stuff still and then the world started changing (for the worse), and then changing again (for the better), and wanted to give space for others to be heard. I’ve had a lot of people ask myself and my loved ones on updates so here goes:

I’ve switched oncologists to Moffitt cancer research center in Tampa, as it just seems like a better fit, albeit 4 hours away. My newer oncologist increased my oral meds (as I was being underdosed), and decreased by IV meds (as I was being treated for stage 4 cancer, and the pharmacy wouldn’t approve it for someone with stage 3, hence having a hard time getting the drugs).

My treatment schedule is now based off the national guidelines, which is 6 months, 9 treatments, every 3 weeks, which in theory puts me at September 1st for my last treatment, pending nothing more catastrophic happens. I have follow up CT scans in a month. So, all things considered, good news all around I suppose. I choose not to post pictures of me hooked up to IV lines and all that because it makes me nauseous to even think about getting treatment, let alone see the images.

Plus no one is allowed in the treatment area so Desi can’t take the most unflattering pictures of me. Normally I like reminders of my suffering but this is nothing I’ll soon forget in this lifetime.

Thank you to all that reach out to check on me. With the world on fire right now I don’t expect anyone to at all but it’s appreciated. This was never a journey I thought I would ever have to go on and I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy.

At this point I’ve just told everyone I’m living life 3 weeks at a time, as my first week is a shit show, my second week is transitional, and my 3rd week is relatively normal. I started exercising a few cycles back on days that I can. Mostly low impact stuff (expect Bonni’s playing card workout!), Pilates, yogo, some light weights, walking Dr funk for an hour cuz we both need to lose weight…

I’m not going to lie, this thing gets dark. In the middle of the night when I can’t sleep well because I have this constant black cloud over my head with uncertainty about the future and now I have a geriatric pup who has to go to the bathroom when she has to go so I’m on high alert.

And as much as I have the best support system in the world, I know I’m truly in this alone, which is fine but it does get lonely. I’m trying not to let it crush me. I have been playing guitar more and writing a metric ton of stuff and that keeps me the most focused because that gives the impression there will be a future for me I suppose. I’m still learning how to navigate this as the side effects change every cycle.
None of this matters.
The only way out is through.

Thank you.”

Ether Coven Premiere “As The Noose Of The Ever Changing World Tightens Around Your Neck” Video

Ether Coven have premiered a new video for their song “As The Noose Of The Ever Changing World Tightens Around Your Neck.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Everything Is Temporary Except Suffering.“

Ether Coven Premiere New Song “When Quiet Fell”

Ether Coven have premiered a new song titled “When Quiet Fell.” This track is from the band’s new album “Everything Is Temporary Except Suffering,” which will be released on January 10. Devin Estep commented:

“I found myself in a dejected spiral and wanted to take note of the feelings I was experiencing as they occurred. Caught in a battle of resignation and determination, I struggled with the idea of my own necessity. I had to look at the wake of my decisions to show myself the weight of my place in this world. Thankfully it worked.”

[via Metal Injection]