Blackened Sludge Metal Specialists FRAUGHT Sign to ARGONAUTA Records; New Single Now Streaming

Dublin-based Blackened Sludge Metallers FRAUGHT announce their signing with Italian imprint ARGONAUTA Records. Formed in 2018 from the ashes of Coldwar, Warpath, Mortichnia, Wound Upon Wound and Slave Zero, Fraught consolidated to pursue a vision for extreme music encapsulating influences from Sludge, Death, Black and Doom Metal. Their sound is expressive, suffocating, eclectic and cathartic.

Says the band: “Fraught are extremely honored to announce our signing with Argonauta Records for the release of our latest album. We have been fans of Argonauta’s releases and work ethic for some time and believe they share our vision and appetite for extreme music as well as our love for vinyl wax. We are proud to join their impressive roster and welcome this collaboration and opportunity to take our art to the furthest reaches”. 

As a celebration of this day, the band release their new single “Indignities of Decay”, first extract from the upcoming album. Give ear: 

Stay tuned for more details to be revealed soon.


Fraught self-released their debut EP “MMXIX” under the moniker Drought in 2019, before rebranding as Fraught to avoid confusion with other bands that shared the name. Live performances halted due to COVID but the group continued honing their craft and in March 2021, they released their second outing “Splitting Tongues”. Recorded live, the 4 tracks perfectly captured the bands most raw and vicious form and was met with acclaim from many local and international publications.

2022 provided greater opportunities for the band to express their live vision, including a closing performance at “The Siege of Limerick” festival in Limerick, Ireland, support slots with Gatecreeper (USA) throughout Ireland and shows with Senzar (Ire), Zhora (Ire), Molekh (Ire/Pol) and more.



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