Bestial Mouths Share New Video For ‘Vast Murmur’
New Album R.O.T.T. (inmyskin) Produced By Rhys Fulber
Out August 11 On NGP – Live Dates Announced
“Stir in an icy dose of Siouxsie’s gothic wail—only strained through some kind of cerebral scrambling device—and the result is chafing, chilling, and horrifically entrancing.” – A.V. Club
“The very sound of Cerezo’s powerful voice is an indictment, a terrifying call to reckoning. ” – CVLT NATION
“It makes us want to set pine cones on fire and throw them at the common folk.” – VICE
New York, NY: Bestial Mouths share a new video today for the track ‘Vast Murmur’ taken from their forthcoming new album titled R.O.T.T. (inmyskin). The set will be released August 11 via Negative Gain Productions (Bandcamp Pre Order Here) and was produced by Juno Award Winning producer Rhys Fulber (Front Line Assembly, Delerium.)
This is the band’s sixth studio album following the 2020 release of Resurrectedinblack. While Bestial Mouths has seen a few line-up changes in their nearly decade long existence, Lynette Cerezo has remained consistently at the helm of the project as the voice and spirit.
The INSHROUDSS EP from 2019 was the first Bestial Mouths release to be entirely written and conceived by Cerezo as a channel to explore deeply personal lyrics of self-stagnation and trauma – an objective she has continued to explore with all of her work that has followed.
Cerezo says of the ‘Vast Murmur’ clip: “We’re all born with open minds and open hearts—agog at a vast world with so much potential, hope and awe. Yet life is entropy, each year tarnishing wonders, dulling tastebuds, clouding our eyes.
Life takes, always. Defense becomes second nature, our emotions become beautiful weapons against the cruelties of the world and the people within it, always taking, always wanting, no matter what the cost. The universe we build inside ourselves is as real as the one outside; perhaps one day we might become so flayed by the outer that the inner will gush forth, raw and perfect.”
Watch Vast Murmur on Youtube:
The new LP is the culmination of Cerezo’s entire path thus far, from Bestial’s reimagining in 2019 through the Plague Era, a sound forged through a looped cycle of pattern and repetition, of start/stop hopes only to be trapped in the same patterns. R.O.T.T. (inmyskinn) explores more minimalistic aspects of the broad palette of pop, peeling back the rawness to reveal polished, gleaming bone.
The result is a resonant work that cries out for the dance floor. Lynette Cerezo talks about the album: “The path to R.O.T.T. (inmyskin) has been as tumultuous as the music itself; always afflicted by doubts, it was honestly surprising to me to finally reach the sonic realm where I feel Bestial Mouths resides. Rhys Fulber’s sterling production really opened up the feel of the album. I wanted to express these same traumas, these looped cycles and patterns, yet peel back some of the rot to show an inner strength, unbreakable. A fury polished by repetition, to send desecration amongst pathetic bullies. To dance with your death, and still find humor and joy amongst the ruin.”
From their inception in 2009, Bestial Mouths has combined Cerezo’s voice with a myriad of genre influences across the spectrum of goth, industrial, post-punk, New Wave, noise, and metal. With a history in fashion design and gender activism, Cerezo’s visual and social aesthetics are interwoven deeply into Bestial Mouth’s presentation, building outward into captivating theatrical live performances featuring live and acoustic instrumentation combined with electronic drums and analog synthesizers.
Aug. 26th – New Orleans, LA – NGP Presents Destination – House of Blues
Sep. 2nd – New York, NY – A Murder of Crows Festival – Bowery Ballroom
FALL TOUR 2023
Oct. 26th – Chicago, IL – Sanctum Fest – Thalia Hall
Oct. 27th – Detroit, MI – TBA
Oct. 28th – Philadelphia, PA – Dracula’s Ball – Underground Arts
Oct. 29th – Washington, DC – The Runaway
Nov. 2nd – Montreal, QC – Casa Del Popolo
Nov. 3rd – Toronto, ON – The Garrison
Nov. 10th Los Angeles, CA – Substance – The Globe Theater
Bestial Mouths have worked with a multitude of acclaimed producers and artists including Zola Jesus, Mick Harvey, Egyptrixx, Boy Harsher, Die Krupps, Mater Suspiria Vision, Zanias, The Horrorist, and Ludovico Technique. They’ve also shared the stage with the likes of Psychic TV, Austra, Chelsea Wolfe, DAF, 3 Teeth, OAKE, Front Line Assembly, White Ring, Suicide Commando, David J, King Dude, Youth Code, Cut Hands and Light Asylum.
Credit: Jennifer Hernandez