American black metal acts CHROME WAVES & SUICIDE FOREST have released their four-track split EP via Disorder Recordings.
Chrome Waves / Suicide Forest was recorded respectively by both bands, with Jeff Wilson and James Benson recording, mixing, and mastering CHROME WAVE‘s side of the split and A. Kruger handling SUICIDE FOREST‘s side.
CHROME WAVES was reactivated in 2018 after guitarist Jeff Wilson took the helm, constructing the trio’s first material since their 2012 eponymous debut EP, which featured current/former members of The Atlas Moth, Wolvhammer, Twilight, Nachtmystium, The Gates of Slumber, etc.
Since reforming with vocalist James Benson (Amiensus), CHROME WAVES has been incredibly proactive, releasing their debut LP, A Grief Observed, months after getting back together. Later that year, the band issued the compilation The Cold Light Of Despair, featuring several new songs alongside several covers of Nirvana, Slowdive, and Nick Cave. In early 2019, CHROME WAVES released a split with Gridfailure while immersed in recording what would become their second LP, Where We Live. During this time, the band tragically lost their friend and founding drummer Bob Fouts (ex-The Gates of Slumber, ex-Nachtmystium), who was eventually succeeded by Dustin Boltjes (Sacred Leather, ex-Skeletonwitch).
While the Indianapolis-based act’s sound has evolved into post-black etherealness, CHROME WAVES pushes further boundaries with their split by embracing elements of funeral doom, death metal, and ambient noise.
SUICIDE FOREST is Tuscon, Arizona’s dreary and devastating masters of melodic and melancholic lo-fi black metal. Founded by A. Kruger in 2016, the band shares misery found in bands; such as Abyssic Hate, Strid, and Leviathan; while also channeling a direct influence from second-wave bands like Dimmu Borgir, early Emperor, and Limbonic Art.
Disorder Recordings released Chrome Waves / Suicide Forest today on all digital streaming services. The label’s counterpart Disorder Designs has a limited run of shirts printed, exclusive for the split, and available here.
CHROME WAVES is:
J. Benson – bass, guitars, vocals
J. Wilson – guitars, synth
D. Boltjes – drums
(session) Kakophonix – cello
SUICIDE FOREST is:
A. Kruger – all instruments