Check out the video and a Q&A with the band with Revolver Magazine. // See Chat Pile play select shows in October.
Photo credit: Bayley Hanes.
“Terrifying and thrilling in equal measure, the debut album from the Oklahoma City sludge-metal band is a vivid rendering of the towering piles of poison littering America’s psychic landscape.” – Pitchfork
Oklahoma City’s Chat Pilereleased their debut LP for The Flenser, God’s Country, at the end of July and the band is continuing their forward momentum with the release of a curious new music video for album single “The Mask.” The video premieres today via Revolver Magazine alongside a Q&A with bass player Stin where he waxes rhapsodic about his not-so-secret love of nu metal. Additionally, Chat Pile will be making rare appearances along the east coast later this month, closing out October with a hometown show and an appearance at No Coast festival — check out tour dates listed below.
Directed: Juan Vargas | Cinematography: Eddie Chalupa, Caleb Stephens, David Chavez and Juan Vargas | Art Direction: Julian Adams and Daniel Nguyen | Titles: Andrew Notsch | Editing: Sai Selvarajan, Juan Vargas | Starring: Katie Smith, Anastasia Munoz, Claire Carson and Marcy Delacruz.
In just a couple of years, Chat Pile have made nothing short of a profound impression on the underground music discourse. Formed in the spring of 2019 by Raygun Busch (vocals), Luther Manhole (Guitar), Stin (Bass), and Captain Ron (Drums), the noise-rock quartet would release two EPs that same year, titled This Dungeon Earth and Remove Your Skin Please. Spurred on by both a hearty run of live performances and a swiftly growing online fanbase, Chat Pile became a staple name among its genre contemporaries thanks to its hellish synthesis of noise rock, sludge, industrial, and mid 90’s nu-metal. In 2020, the band would sign with San Francisco underground music label, The Flenser, to put out their critically acclaimed debut full-length, God’s Country.