Relapse Records announced yesterday (13th June 2014) that it signed Chicago quintet Anatomy of Habit. The band was formed in October 2008 and features current and former members of Bloodyminded, Tortoise, Wolves in the Throne Room, Joan of Arc, Indian and many other bands. According to a press release, the group play a haunting, psychedelically terrifying blend of doom metal, post-punk, death-rock, noise-rock and shoegaze.
Anatomy of Habit, composed of Theo Katsaounis (Percussion), Will Lindsay (Guitar), John McEntire (Drums), Kenny Rasmussen (Bass), Mark Solotroff (Vocals), have released an eponymous LP (2011) and EP (2012) plus a CD compiling both vinyl only releases.
The band recorded their upcoming Relapse debut with renowned producer Sanford Parker (Corrections House, Cough, YOB) at Soma Electronic Music Studios in Chicago and it is expected to see a late 2014 release.
The members commented on signing to Relapse:
“Anatomy of Habit is thrilled to join the Relapse family, which in many ways is already very close to us. The label has been a strong supporter of the Chicago dark/heavy music scene that we are part of, and several of our friends have records on the label, including Indian (who we share our guitarist Will Lindsay with), Bloodiest, High Confessions, Circle of Animals, Minsk, Locrian and Chris Connelly. Vocalist Mark Solotroff has seen his noise releases (BLOODYMINDED, Intrinsic Action) supported by Relapse mail-order over the years, he added synth tracks to Brutal Truth’s 2009 album, Evolution Through Revolution, and to Indian’s latest album, From all Purity, he has worked closely with Locrian since their inception, he released a CD by former Relapse artists Dead World, and he released the vinyl version of Chris Connelly’s Artificial Madness on his BloodLust! label. The band feels like we are in very good hands and we appreciate the ongoing interest and support that Relapse has shown us, practically since we formed in 2008. Working with Sanford Parker on our new album brought us that much closer to the label, so it finally seemed like the right time to seal the deal. We are excited to get the new record out into the world and we are already writing material for our next album.”
More details will be announced shortly.