Chicago sludge lords PALE HORSEMAN have released their crushing new single “Grigori” today on all streaming platforms. The song is taken from their upcoming split with BUZZHERD which will be released on October 28, 2022 on vinyl and digital formats.

Vocalist Andre Almaraz comments “The song “Grigori” is about the famous historical figure, Grigori Rasputin.  Nicknamed “the mad monk,” the story of Rasputin’s life is very interesting but the story of his murder in December 1916 has become legend.  I have been to the palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia, which was the exact location where he was brutally attacked and murdered by a group of assailants.  According to Russian legend, Rasputin was poisoned by food and drink to no affect, then beaten and shot multiple times including once in the chest and once in the forehead.  After all this, he was still able to battle his attackers but ultimately was overcome.  They wrapped his body in cloth and dumped it in a nearby river.  Several weeks later his frozen body was found and an autopsy was performed.  The cause of death was ruled as drowning despite all the other physical trauma he had endured as if he were superhuman. ” 



The brutal Bethlehem, PA, based BUZZHERD and Chicago sludge lords PALE HORSEMAN are preparing to release the new album Split celebrating a wealth of fierce, heavy music.

Emerging in the early 2010s with a sludgy/doomy sound, the BUZZHERD have evolved to create a death and sludge hybrid, with a dose of grind. During their career, the outfit have performed with the likes of EYEHATEGOD, TODAY IS THE DAY, HOODED MENACE, and SECRET CUTTER. With six full-length releases under their belts, PALE HORSEMAN have also shared stages with the likes of EYEHATEGOD, CROWBAR, BONGRIPPER and CORONER, and performed at several festivals including Doomed & Stoned Festival, Beard Metal Fest and Full Terror Assault.

Initiating proceedings with an aggressive intensity, BUZZHERD’s “PxBxPxTxBx” is fuelled by groove rhythms, thundering percussion and guttural vocals, while “Leave a Little Room for Jesus” delivers driving guitar riffs and fast-moving motifs. The quartet unleash a fury of heavy atrocities across the first half of the album. Deliciously distorted guitar tones carry a razor sharp edge, and the vocal delivery appears to rise from the depths as the bass and drums ground deeper into the earth. Honing a nightmarish atmosphere, BUZZHERD unleash and an unceasing assault on the senses. PALE HORSEMAN emerges out of the gloom with an advancing eerie fuzz inflamed sound through “GRIGORI”. Creating a striking mood through dynamic guitars, compelling vocals and ferocious percussion, “Exile” is a poignant exploration of a dark subject, aptly conveyed through the intense instrumentation. PALE HORSEMAN’s bonus track “VIMANAS” ventures through a smorgasbord of instrumental and vocal harmonies that produces an immersive effect.

Split combines the sheer anguish from BUZZHERD with the moody experimentation from PALE HORSEMAN. The new album is filled with colossal sounds from both bands as they venture unafraid into the murky depths. Hard-hitting and unforgiving, Split is a powerful offering. 


1. BUZZHERD – PxBxPxTxBx    
2. BUZZHERD – Menstrualcity    
3. BUZZHERD – Leave a Little Room for Jesus    
4. BUZZHERD – MoufTrix    
5. BUZZHERD – Pinworm Quinceanera    
6. PALE HORSEMAN – Grigori
8. PALE HORSEMAN – Orisons  
9. PALE HORSEMAN – Legions


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