John Frum (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Ex-The Faceless, Etc.) Stream “A Stirring In The Noos” In Full

John Frum, the band featuring Matt Hollenberg (John Zorn, Cleric), Eli Litwin (Intensus/Deveykus/Knife The Glitter), Derek Rydquist (ex-The Faceless), and Liam Wilson (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Starkweather), are streaming their debut album “A Stirring In The Noos” in full. That effort was officially released today (May 12).

John Frum (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Ex-The Faceless, Etc.) Premiere “Wasting Subtle Body” Music Video

John Frum, the band featuring Matt Hollenberg (John Zorn, Cleric), Eli Litwin (Intensus/Deveykus/Knife The Glitter), Derek Rydquist (ex-The Faceless), and Liam Wilson (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Starkweather), have premiered a new video for their song “Wasting Subtle Body,” via Bloody Disgusting. This song is from band’s debut album “A Stirring In The Noos,” which will be released on May 12.

Mitch Massie, who directed the video, said the following:

“One thing I was really excited about with this project was to shoot nature in a way that depicts the character’s inward journey. I didn’t want to use the weird sex and death stuff I tend to do. This project was to be the beauty of nature herself!

I went way out there with my camera and tried to get my inner hippie excited about tickling chakras, absorbing energy from stones, bathing in nature’s blushing design…but all I found in mother nature was death and fucking (in macro).”

John Frum (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Ex-The Faceless, Etc.) Premiere “Pining Light” Live Video

John Frum, the band featuring Matt Hollenberg (John Zorn, Cleric), Eli Litwin (Intensus/Deveykus/Knife The Glitter), Derek Rydquist (ex-The Faceless), and Liam Wilson (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Starkweather), have premiered a new live video for “Pining Light.” The footage was capture during the band’s first show, which took place on April 15 at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, NY. The band’s debut album “A Stirring In The Noos” will be released on May 12.

Live Footage Of John Frum (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Ex-The Faceless, Etc.) Performing “Memory Palace” At First Live Show Posted

John Frum, the band featuring Matt Hollenberg (John Zorn, Cleric), Eli Litwin (Intensus/Deveykus/Knife The Glitter), Derek Rydquist (ex-The Faceless), and Liam Wilson (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Starkweather), officially played their first live show on April 15 at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, NY. You can see footage of them playing “Memory Palace” during the performance below. The band’s debut album “A Stirring In The Noos” will be released on May 12.

John Frum (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Ex-The Faceless, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Memory Palace”

John Frum, the band featuring Matt Hollenberg (John Zorn, Cleric), Eli Litwin (Intensus/Deveykus/Knife The Glitter), Derek Rydquist (ex-The Faceless), and Liam Wilson (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Starkweather), have premiered a new song titled “Memory Palace.” This song is from band’s debut album “A Stirring In The Noos,” which will be released on May 12.

The band commented:

“‘Memory Palace‘ is a journey into the ever changing and expanding void we find ourselves hurtling through, and a reflection on the fleeting knowledge one stands to gain within. It also speaks to the pitfalls of our god complex and the futility of enlightenment on any scale.”

John Frum (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Ex-The Faceless, Etc.) Premiere “Presage Of Emptiness” Music Video

John Frum, the band featuring Matt Hollenberg (John Zorn, Cleric), Eli Litwin (Intensus/Deveykus/Knife The Glitter), Derek Rydquist (ex-The Faceless), and Liam Wilson (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Starkweather), have premiered a new video for their song “Presage Of Emptiness.” This song is from band’s debut album “A Stirring In The Noos,” which will be released on May 12.

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“A Stirring In The Noos” Track Listing:

01. “Presage Of Emptiness”
02. “Pining Light”
03. “Memory Palace”
04. “Through Sand And Spirit”
05. “Lacustrine Divination”
06. “He Come”
07. “Assumption Of Form”
08. “Wasting Subtle Body”

The Dillinger Escape Plan, Ex-The Faceless, Etc. Members Announce New Project John Frum

Matt Hollenberg (John Zorn, Cleric), Eli Litwin (Intensus/Deveykus/Knife The Glitter), Derek Rydquist (ex-The Faceless), and Liam Wilson (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Starkweather) have officially introduced their new project John Frum. The band’s debut album “A Stirring In The Noos” will be released in May.

Here’s a press release:

“This is February 15, John Frum Day. On this day, cult followers from all over the island of Tanna in the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu come to the village of Lamakara at Sulfa Bay to march, raise their flags and celebrate their esoteric way of life.

This is also the day that the patron saints of altered states known as John Frum reveal to the world the first glimpse into their chronicle of auditory disturbances.

Consisting of current and formers members of The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Faceless, John Zorn and many other renowned projects, John Frum have been fermenting their bedeviled broth in the clandestine corners of their collective consciousness since 11.11.11. Like a planchette moved by the presence of subtle energies, John Frum functions as a medium for malefic musings.

Existing at the intersections of perception, superstition, intoxication, ritual, rhetoric, metaphysics and mystical experience, John Frum welcome in the golden age of musical enlightenment with their first manifesto, A Stirring in the Noos. Nearly 6 years in the making, John Frum‘s unorthodox debut maneuvers through 40 minutes of darkly psychedelic and meticulously crafted death metal, the backdrop of a bad trip. A Stirring in the Noos is a dismal distillation of oneiric transmissions, an aural reliquary of mis-shapen manifestations, and a totem to modern primitivism in heavy music. A Stirring in the Noos will see its release this May via Relapse Records.

John Frum borrows its name from a relatively isolated group of natives in the South Pacific islands, known as a Cargo Cult, who first used the alias John Frum as a means to reject European ways, escape oppressive missionaries, and return to their old traditions. The narrative changed, during the war in the 1940s, to reflect their encounters with thousands of American soldiers who spectacularly descended on that region by sea and air with crates of wartime materials dropped from the sky, known as “Cargo.” These events drastically changed the beliefs and lifestyle of the islanders as they took the soldiers and their offerings to be god-like, as they descended from the heavens.

Alt-religious narratives induced by these encounters were incongruent with islanders’ long-held beliefs, yet the natives could not deny the call of the cargo. Attempting to reconcile their existing beliefs with the new understanding of the outside world led to some strange interpretations which evolved into a bizarre narrative about a dark-skinned soldier-deity who resides inside a nearby volcano, and who many believe will one day return, showering them in riches and technology.”