It’s been four long years since Chelsea Grin released Eternal Nightmare, their most recent full-length record. Since then, the deathcore kings released standalone singles ‘Bleeding Sun‘ and ‘Blind Kings‘ from the deep trenches of COVID-19’s wrath in 2020.
Despite the absence of new music from the Chelsea Grin camp, vocalist Tom Barber has been keeping super busy with SPITE‘s Josh ‘Baby J’ Miller in Darko (US). The duo have been teasing the new record Dethmask Pt. 2 and most recently shared new single ‘Ana‘ featuring Left To Suffer‘s Taylor Barber.
Finally, before we get to some new material from Chelsea Grin it’s worth mentioning that a couple of days ago, the band shared a message to their socials regarding a hiatus from long-time drummer Pablo Viveros, who’s been with the band since 2012, read the full statement here and below.
“As many of you have noticed, Pablo hasn’t been performing with us for the last couple of tours. During the downtime over the pandemic, Pablo made commitments with another artist to perform and tour. While he has not fully departed Chelsea Grin, we have mutually agreed for him to take a hiatus to fulfill his commitments and have time to recharge. We fully support and respect his decision, and understand the toll that touring in our circuit can take on the mind and body. We love him dearly, and cannot wait to have him back out with us. In the meantime, make sure to show him some love in his new endeavor.
We appreciate everyone’s support despite our relative absence online. This down time has been used to organize our individual lives at home, as well as to devote as much energy as possible toward creating new material that delivers in way we haven’t achieved before. We’re very excited to unveil what has been happening behind the scenes, and to continue bringing metal to the masses. You’ll be seeing much more of us in the near future.”
It’s unclear as to whether Viveros has featured on the band’s new material but we’ll keep you updated. Anyway, this is the most long-winded way of sharing that CHELSEA GRIN HAVE RELEASED A NEW TRACK. The song is called ‘Origin of Sin‘, and it’s nothing short of superb.
After a thirty-second eerie intro, the boys kick in with some beautiful blast-beats as well as Barber’s continually refined uncleans. Chelsea Grin has retained their light operatic elements which accentuates each deathcore tone they drop. Barber belches an even deeper growl as the song progresses before the band delivers a dramatically slow breakdown.
Update: Chelsea Grin have announced double-album Suffer In Hell, out 11 November and Suffer In Heaven, out 17 March. via ONErpm.
On the new record, Barber comments:
“It is written that human life has crawled forth from the darkest points of our existence, it is said life even when set a blaze returns a new like a phoenix from ash. Many men have proclaimed to see, understand, and sometimes claim to have a gift from the gods. This is our creation for you, each song a representation of the trials and tribulations of life, each word chosen to represent an emotion, there is no greater story than the unknown and we believe this record Will paint a picture only your mind can see.”
We talk about self-doubt, overcoming inner demons, triumph of good over evil, and living neutrally amongst the darkness. Also, I can’t really think about a reason for a double record other than it’s f*cking bad ass.”
Words by Ricky Aarons (@rickysaul90)
Stream ‘Origin of Sin‘ here
Pre-Save Suffer In Hell and Suffer in Heaven here
Chelsea Grin – Suffer In Hell tracklisting
1. Origin of Sin
2. Forever Bloom (featuring Trevor Strnad)
3. Deathbed Companion
4. Crystal Casket
5. Flood Lungs
6. The Isnis
7. Mourning Hymn
8. Suffer In Hell, Suffer In Heaven
Chelsea Grin – Suffer In Heaven tracklisting
9. Leave With Us
10. Orc March (featuring Dustin Mitchell)
11. Fathomless Maw
12. Soul Slave
13. The Mind of God
14. Yhorm the Giant
15. Sing to the Grave
16. The Path of Suffering