The esteemed metal website, NoiseCreep has named the cover of AND HELL FOLLOWED WITH's forthcoming album, PROPRIOCEPTION (pictured here: http://earacherecords.com/myspace/andhellfollowedwith.jpg) to be its "Album Art of the Week." In an exclusive interview, NoiseCreep talks to the famed English artist, Godmachine about how the artwork was commissioned, how it ties in with the album's dark story and…nipples?
"One thing I find quite funny is that the U.S.A. market hates nipples." "They detest nipples. I wonder if like the popular and misguided circumcision, women have them removed? Because they are not wanted on any work I do for the States. Something about people being upset by them or something -- really weird either way. So I was asked, as the album was going to the States, to cover all nipples."
"I used my wife as the model for the art work as she has awesome red hair, but sadly she also has nipples."
Read the entire article, including a chat with PROPRIOCEPTION album artist, Godmachine at http://www.noisecreep.com/2010/04/28/and-hell-followed-with-proprioception-album-art-of-the-wee/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NoiseCreep+%28NoiseCreep.com%29
Slated for North American release on June 29th, PROPRIOCEPTION is the EARACHE RECORDS debut of AND HELL FOLLOWED WITH - the Detroit deathcore band who's sheer heaviness is straight out of the depths of hell itself. Filled with incredible displays of technical prowess over memorable songs that are reminiscent of old school death metal giants like DEICIDE. However, unlike most other acts of their ilk, much care has been given to crafting a dark, fully formed story that ties all of the songs together. According to vocalist, Nick Holland:
"Following a dark story of gruesome imagery and gothic thematics, "Proprioception" is a telling of despair and misery in the loss of one girl's hope in herself and the world around. Battling horrific images in her head throughout the progression of a severe drug addiction, said protagonist battles her own sanity and morality. The first three quarters of the album are each of her visions, each becoming more gruesome then the last while simultaneously becoming more and more realistic.
When her last vision pertains to most contemporary human loss of compassion and care, she battles morality and logic as she struggles to find a reason to live. The last quarter of the album deals with the human desire to possess reason and meaning in existence and the sometimes seemingly illogical decision to carry on in what can appear to be a futile up-hill battle.
The word 'Proprioception' means that the particles in the brain, without cognizant process, can understand(in more of a sense of programming then conscious thought) their relative positioning and worth/meaning in the universe around due to their comprehension of said programming(with or without a theological explanation of origin). The word reflects our desire to search for and understand our meaning and place in the world, even down to the smallest particles in our body possessing this desire.
"Proprioception" is a story of battling hopelessness in the struggle for meaning, a struggle that we all have or will endure in our lives.
Quite a mouthful, huh?"
AND HELL FOLLOWED WITH are releasing their Josh Wichman-produced EARACHE debut, PROPRIOCEPTION (featuring art by GODMACHINE) in North America on June 29th. Pre-order it along with some killer shirts and special merch bundles at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_715
AND HELL FOLLOWED WITH are set to return to the road this spring alongside KNIGHTS OF THE ABYSS, BURNING THE MASSES and THOSE WHO LIE BENEATH as part of the 28 Days Latour. This tour features some of the most punishing deathcore acts around today and AND HELL FOLLOWED WITH is excited to bring their brand of motor city slaughter to fans who will no doubt be extra ravenous with the bands on this bill. Here are the dates.
May 21st - Phoenix, Arizona @ Old World Brewery
May 22nd - Newport Beach, California @ Hogue Barmichael's
May 23rd - Canoga Park, California @ The Cobalt Cafe
May 24th - Oxnard, California @ The Cabana Hall
May 25th - Orangevale, California @ The Boardwalk
May 26th - Bend, Oregon @ The Domino Room
May 27th - Portland, Oregon @ The Satyricon
May 28th - Spokane, Washington @ The Cretin Top
May 29th - Garden City, Idaho @ Brawl Studio
May 30th - Salt Lake City, Utah @ Club Sound
June 1st - Riverton, Wyoming @ F.E.O.
June 2nd - Wichita, Kansas @ The Oz Cafe
June 3rd - Clarksville, Tennessee @ The Coup
June 4th - Harlan, Kentucky @ Harlan National Guard Armory
June 5th - Columbus, Georgia @ Gallery 13
June 6th - Loganville, Georgia @ The Movement Venue
June 7th - Pensacola, Florida @ American Legion Post 33
June 8th - Metairie, Louisiana @ The High Ground
June 9th - Houston, Texas @ The Warsaw
June 10th - McAllen, Texas @ Nikki Rowe VFW
June 11th - San Antonio, Texas @ The White Rabbit
June 12th - Dallas, Texas @ Fat Daddy's
June 13th - Albuquerque, New Mexico @ The Compound (no AHFW)
June 14th - Las Vegas, Nevada @ The Farm (KOTA & BTM Only)
View the tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/28dayslatour.jpg
AND HELL FOLLOWED WITH have inaugurated this great tour announcement by posting up a new song on their official MySpace page. The new track, "Rotting Procession" is a chunky, blast-laden affair that showcases everything that the band is about. The song is just one piece of the puzzle that will unravel the story of PROPRIOCEPTION and you can hear it at http://www.myspace.com/andhellfollowedwith
Watch this killer AND HELL FOLLOWED WITH live performance filmed at a California gig in late 2009: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBocbzNKvZs
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