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A fantastically brutal strain of filthy sludge metal awaits! Let us introduce you to Swamp Coffin…

Rotherham-based three-piece, sludge band Swamp Coffin have shared the video for new single ‘Your Problem’, taken from their upcoming album ‘Noose Almighty’ set for release on 26th November (APF Records).

Vocalist/guitarist Jon Rhodes comments,

We were close to finishing writing the album but knew that we needed something huge and pissed off to open the record with, to really set our stall out for what was coming. “Your Problem” was one of those songs that just came together really quickly.

I went into rehearsal with the verse and chorus riffs and by the end of the session, we’d got what you hear on the album. Lyrically it’s about those people that have followers instead of friends who are never seen to do any wrong but are ultimately only out for themselves and will happily stab you in the back without ever letting the mask slip. It’s about revenge after a betrayal and we wanted to play off that with the video and make it as claustrophobic a viewing experience as possible.”

Watch the video below:

Noose Almighty’ is an incredibly cathartic record covering depression, trauma, grief, betrayal, and a general disenchantment with the world. Vocalist/guitarist Jon Rhodes explains,

Something not a lot of people know is the day that we were due to travel to London to record our 2017 demo me and my wife were woken up at 2:30 am by the police to tell us her brother had been killed in a car accident. When we eventually got into the studio a month later it made that demo session all the more emotional as he and I were close, he’d always been a big music lover and I was gutted I never got to share any of this with him. 

Nine months after his death we had a house fire that left me and my family without a home for six months, so the two events were massively influential“.

For the recording of ‘Noose Almighty,‘ the band returned to Top Floor Audioworks in Sheffield to again work with Owen Claxton who recorded, mixed, and mastered their previous record.

Recorded in only three days, the band had rehearsed the material to death beforehand so they could record efficiently and more importantly leave time for their usual ‘mad experimentation’ and layering which takes a record from being great to something truly special.

Swam Coffin was founded by Jon Rhodes and David Wistow in 2016 as a way of keeping a pair of grownups out of trouble for a few hours a week. The band quickly morphed into a recording project and a two-track release was put out in late 2017 featuring Jamie Rhodes on vocals. With the addition of Shawn Denton on bass in 2018 and Jon taking over vocal duties as well as guitar, Swamp Coffin became a fully-fledged live act and started laying waste to venues all over the country.

Musically rooted in 90’s NOLA sludge but with strong nods to Sabbath’s groove and even death metal elements, Swamp Coffin have forged their own nasty, uncompromising sound and they have been proud to share stages with such luminaries as Raging Speedhorn, Coffins, The Body, Secret Cutter, Conan and OHHMS amongst many others.

Swamp Coffin is: Jon Rhodes– vocals/guitar David Wistow– drums Martyn White-bass.

Pre-order the album now via this link.

Oran O’Beirne

www.overdrive.ie 2021