Profound Lore is preparing to deploy a caustic slab of raging thrash/punk decimation from Austin, Texas-based EXPANDER, bringing the band on board for the release of their second LP, Neuropunk Boostergang.
Neuropunk Boostergang marks EXPANDER’s return to GodCity Studio (Converge, Old Man Gloom, Full Of Hell), again utilizing the state-of-the-art studio to capture every nuance of the raw energy contained within these potent audio capsules. The result is a glimpse into a barbarous future where traditional riffs get flipped on their head, anti-gravity rhythms pull you in different directions and supernatural voices jack-in to your skull to command attention. The album was recorded by Kurt Ballou, mastered by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust), and completed with cover art by Luca Carey.
With the lead single’s premiere, the band writes, “’Hyper-Flesh Aedificium’ describes a landscape where human evolution becomes intertwined with our cities, buildings and artifacts. The monolithic structures described in the song are physically alive, breathing and self-healing, an extension of the body itself. These unimaginable architectures represent the first step of unification between Earth and outer space and offer a glimpse into an unsettling bio-mechanical future that EXPANDER inhabits.
Neuropunk Boostergang will see release on CD, LP, and digital on August 21st. Watch for preorders and more to be issued in the weeks ahead.
EXPANDER has subverted traditional band trajectories to receive global recognition of their unique brand of futuristic metalpunk since forming in 2014. With their second full-length album, Neuropunk Boostergang, the group aggressively channels the anxieties foisted on us from oppressive systems using every weapon at their disposal: pummeling rhythms, transcendent melodies and wild vocal deliveries that keep listeners on guard for whatever might come crawling from the wastes next.
Should we retain our humanity in the face of constant neurological assault? Is the physical body altogether obsolete? What otherworldly landscapes plagued by grotesque overlords will we find ourselves surviving next? With Neuropunk Boostergang, EXPANDER mercilessly answers these questions with the fist of flesh and mind of machine.”
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