DERMABRASION share the first single & video for “Halberdier” off their debut album Pain Behaviour, out January 26th, 2024 via Hand Drawn Dracula. A fascination with the corporeal form and the occult thread through the record. With allusions to Roman Catholicism, LaVeyan Satanism and genre fiction, the songs investigate shame, power, duty and inhabiting a human body. Produced by Josh Korody (Fucked Up, Nailbiter, Breeze, Beliefs, Vallens), the album’s statement is honed to a menacing edge with a sound swinging in the directions of first wave and contemporary post-punk, industrial, and NWOBHM.
The video for Halberdier is a frenzied series of clips captured by members of the crowd at a generator show in Toronto’s east end this past summer. Under a single bulb’s light the band and crowd writhe among a pile of industrial dirt from more than 10 different perspectives pasted and strung together in a kaleidoscopic mess.
“An ominous cacophony of industrial-tinged post punk – a heavy, brooding gothic anthem” – GET IN HER EARS
“Firstly, prepare to be blown away by the sheer weight of this release and the fact the duo has delivered one of the most audacious arrangements yet” – CIRCUIT SWEET
“rocks like a demon” “echoes subterranean, post-industrial vibe” – GOD IS IN THE TV
“A crunching statement of intent” – CLASH MAGAZINE
PAIN BEHAVIOUR: PRE-SAVE / BANDCAMP
PRESS: CLASH MAGAZINE / GET IN HER EARS / THE PUNK SITE / SOUNDSPHERE / COLORISING / LOUDHACKER / NICHE MUSIC / CIRCUIT SWEET / SOME PARTY / GOD IS IN THE TV
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