Photo courtesy of Oliver Clasper
It is said that the gods of the dead demand you ritualistically commit to each intensely hot beat of the ceremonial drum.
Now, here, is the music for their celebration of death, music to dance together with, to oblivion, a music both spectacular and ecstatic where, like never before, the spirits of santería and vaudou mix with raw electricity into burning diabolical polyrhythms.
We here present Cut Hands and Festival Of The Dead.
Festival Of The Dead is the new full-length studio album from William Bennett‘s Cut Hands, due to be released by Blackest Ever Black on 2xLP, CD and digital formats on October 13th, 2014.
This is Cut Hands‘ third album to date: the acclaimed Afro Noise I introduced the project in 2011, and 2012’s Black Mamba expanded its feverish vision, preceded by a single of the same name on Blackest Ever Black. 2013 saw the release of the similarly fiery ‘Madwoman’ and ‘Damballah 58’ 12″s (on Downwards and BEB respectively).
Festival of The Dead is without doubt the most potent distillation yet of Cut Hands‘ malign percussive energy, with pieces like ‘The Claw’ and ‘Vaudou Take Me High’ leading the irresistible polyrhythmic assault, in pursuit of one thing: a final rapturous celebration of oblivion.
Written and produced by William Bennett. Original veve artwork by Mimsy DeBlois. Mastered by Noel Summerville. 2xLP (BLACKESTLP010) housed in high gloss gatefold sleeve. Also available on CD and digital formats.