Seven New Thou Tracks To Appear On “Norco” Video Game Soundtrack

Thou and Gewgawly I have teamed up to create the soundtrack for a new video game called “Norco.” The game will be released on March 24 and the soundtrack will be released on March 25. The record will feature a score from Gewgawly I and seven new Thou songs. You can check out the “fmGrew Remix” of Thou‘s “Goo In A Burning City“ from the soundtrack below. Pre-orders can also be found HERE.

Converge, Full Of Hell, Uniform, & Thou Announce March Tour

Converge, Full Of Hell, Uniform, and Thou have announced a March U.S. tour. Here’s the dates:

03/10 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
03/11 Baltimore, MD – The Ottobar
03/12 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
03/13 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
03/14 Orlando, FL – The Abbey
03/15 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum Tampa
03/17 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
03/18 Cincinnati, OH – Legends
03/19 Chicago, IL – The Bottom Lounge
03/20 Detroit, MI – El Club

Watch Alien Weaponry, The Armed, & Thou’s Sets From Virtual “Adult Swim Festival”

Alien Weaponry, The Armed, and Thou were among the artists who performed at this year’s virtual Adult Swim Festival. You can watch their sets below:

Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou To Release New EP “The Helm Of Sorrow” In January, Share Cover Of The Cranberries’ “Hollywood”

Emma Ruth Rundle and Thou will be releasing a new EP titled “The Helm Of Sorrow” on January 15. The effort will feature four tracks including: “Orphan Limbs,” “Crone Dance,” “Recurrence,” and a cover of The Cranberries’ “Hollywood.” The latter can be found below, along with a short film called “Elysian Fields.”

Thou Release Cover Of Black Sabbath’s “Wheels Of Confusion”

Thou have released their cover of Black Sabbath‘s “Wheels Of Confusion.” This track is from Magnetic Eye Records‘ upcoming tribute to Black Sabbath‘s “Vol. 4.“ That effort is titled “Vol. 4 [Redux]“ and it will be released on October 30 alongside a “Best Of Black Sabbath [Redux]” tribute album.

Thou guitarist Andy Gibbs commented:

“I think I was most excited about making that first section really heavy. The Sabbath version doesn’t have a rhythm guitar track, and Iommi is playing that lead, so I thought that was a good chance to really lay into those root notes and pull all of the weight and emotion that we could out of the chord progression. Playing that lead part over those chords is just an incredible experience for me; so much feeling for so few notes.”

He also added:

“Overall, though, translating the song was a bit of a challenge. There’s a lot of live studio ‘on the fly’ stuff happening, some fairly sloppy playing, and the transitions are just really weird overall. Somehow it all works though. I hope we were able to do it justice.”

[via Consequence Of Sound]

Thou And Emma Ruth Rundle Premiere New Song “The Valley”

Thou and Emma Ruth Rundle have premiered a new song titled “The Valley.” This track is from their new collaborative album “May Our Chambers Be Full,“ which will be released on October 30.

Rundle commented:

“‘The Valley‘ is a place. A landscape that lacks vistas and perspectives. An analogy for unrelenting, crushing mental illness, physical pain, addiction and the isolation that can arise as a result of these diseases. There is a choice one must make once initiated into The Valley‘s fold; to press on living where no hope will ever show itself or to dissolve into its bleak grayness.

On the journey, remains of those who came before us and succumbed are visible. Instead of hope, we turn to anger and defiance for fuel and with those we fortify ourselves. The ending doesn’t resolve, but successful escape from The Valley is unlikely.”

[via Revolver]

Thou & Emma Ruth Rundle Announce New Collaborative Album, Premiere New Song “Ancestral Recall”

Thou and Emma Ruth Rundle will be releasing a new collaborative album, titled “May Our Chambers Be Full,“ on October 30. The effort’s first single, “Ancestral Recall,“ can be streamed below:

Thou guitarist Andy Gibbs commented:

“It’s an easy marriage of our styles that was truly enhanced by everyone’s input during the arrangement process. When I first wrote the main two riffs (the first one being an homage to A Perfect Circle’s ‘Sleeping Beauty‘), I didn’t know if it would fit with the vibe we were pursuing because it didn’t sound ‘Thou-y’ enough nor did it sound like something Emma would normally put on a record. Ultimately, I realized how important that trait is; this record is all about exploring territory we wouldn’t usually explore with our own records.”

Rundle added:

“Andy originally wrote the riffs and I believe I referred to it as the ‘Guitar Hero’ jam — it was hard for me to keep up and I felt like I was doing an obstacle course (in the best way). Because of the differences in our guitar tunings, it was difficult for me to match the rest exactly and I ended up coming with a single note passage to play over the most difficult section.

For me this was a good example of the collaboration and that I was able to express my style despite my limitations in a way that added to Andy’s riff. Working with him on guitars was a challenge, but most rewarding, and I feel proud of our child.”

Thou Release New Covers Compilation “A Primer Of Holy Words”

Thou have released a new compilation album featuring their various covers. The effort is titled “A Primer Of Holy Words“ and you can purchase it on Bandcamp.

“A Primer Of Holy Words“ Track Listing:

01. “Introduction”
02. “Prayer To God” (Shellac cover)
03. “Spin The Black Circle” (Pearl Jam cover)
04. “No Excuses” (Alice In Chains cover)
05. “Fourth Of July” (Soundgarden cover)
06. “Paroled In ’54” (Agents Of Oblivion cover)
07. “Well Fed Fuck” (Born Against cover)
08. “Screaming At A Wall” (Minor Threat cover)
09. “Into The Void” (Black Sabbath cover)
10. “Sweet Leaf” (Black Sabbath cover)
11. “Black Sabbath” (Black Sabbath cover)
12. “Lord Of This World” (Black Sabbath cover)