Barren Womb – Norwegian Noise Rockers Share New Single “Bachelor Of Puppets”

Barren Womb – Norwegian Noise Rockers Share New Single “Bachelor Of Puppets”

Norwegian noise rock innovators Barren Womb have just shared a brand new single off their fifth full-length album titled “Chemical Tardigrade”, which is set to be released on digital and vinyl formats through Fucking North Pole Records/Blues For The Red Sun on February 16th, 2024.

Titled “Bachelor of Puppets”, this new single has premiered at Metal Injection and Visions and is playing at this location:

“‘Bachelor of Puppets’ came together through a swift writing process, mostly by jamming round this crude beat with definite husky tendencies,” says Barren Womb’s drummer/ vocalist Timo Silvola“It became something we felt sure to be the envy of cavemen everywhere. The title came before the lyrics and they were written very much like a jam as well: late night with beers and a demo version blasting loud through our PA system, comparing notes and reading through the lyrics for Master of Puppets.
“The result became a sordid tale of a Chemical Tardigrade, a half-fictional dope fiend struggling to escape the stale grip of the bourgeoisie. Both being huge fans of The Mandalorian, yelling ‘this is the way’ as a chorus made for a perfect trashy Trailer Park Boys-esque punchline.”

The video for the album album’s leading single “Squat Walker” is still playing here:

Recorded and mixed by Eirik Øien at Fjøset Lystudio, produced by Eirik Øien and Barren Womb, mastered by Alan Douches at West West Music, and featuring illustrations and design by Tony Gonzalez, “Chemical Tardigrade” is due out next year in mid-February and pre-orders will launched soon.

Since their inception in late 2011, the Nordic duo comprised of guitarist/vocalist Tony Gonzalez and drummer/ vocalist Timo Silvola, have been raising both eyebrows and hell with their minimalist approach, earsplitting volume and defiant experimentation. The duo make efficient use of crude dynamics and the power of the riff to hammer their point across.

Barren Womb released their fourth album “Lizard Lounge”, a bombastic slab of modern noise rock in the vein of Daughters, Metz and Viagra Boys, to critical acclaim through Loyal Blood Records in 2020. They have played close to 300 shows in the US and Europe so far, sharing stages with among others Entombed A.D., Voivod, Conan, Nomeansno and Årabrot, and have played festivals like SXSW, by:Larm, Tallinn Music Week, Øya and Pstereo.