Throwing Bricks – The Burden

UPDATE: Pre-orders for vinyl will ship around mid-May. Thank you for your patience

Throwing Bricks presents their second full-length ‘The Burden’, which will be released on October 28 2022. Debut album ‘What Will Be Lost‘ proved that the Utrecht based Throwing Bricks isn’t scared of trying out new sounds and influences to truly create a path of their own. The ferocious mix of sludge and hardcore got picked up by Kerrang, Metal Hammer & BBC Radio 1 among other media outlets. More than once, Throwing Bricks was positively mentioned as “not for purists” through various reviews and articles.

Second album ‘The Burden’ pushes this idea even further. Producer Tim de Gieter (Amenra, Doodseskader) helped Throwing Bricks get the most out of their music by experimenting with sounds, song structures and watching weird as hell YouTube videos.

On the 9 tracks featured on The Burden, Throwing Bricks again serve their signature blend of sludge, hardcore and black metal. This time however with a more modern sound, as heard on album opener ‘Bricks of Grace’ for example. Tracks like ‘Hall Of Mirrors’ and first single ‘False Promises’ lean towards a more screamo and post-hardcore sound. Some elements will surely surprise the listeners, such as additional spoken word performances by Utrecht artist Shira van der Wouden. On the haunting ‘Safta’ for example, her compelling delivery and honest writing is a great fit.

Whereas 2020’s ‘What Will Be Lost’ mainly covered dealing with loss, sophomore ‘The Burden’ reveals a slightly more positive view on life. It is about making peace with loss, learning to cope with mental health issues, overcoming negative thoughts and trying to enjoy life in a world that’s been set to fail. These themes are beautifully represented in the albums’ artwork, made by photographer Daantje Bons.

The Burden was recorded & produced at Much Luv Studios by Tim de Gieter and mastered at The Atomic Garden by Jack Shirley. It captures Throwing Bricks at their most emotionally heavy and honest yet.

Throwing Bricks is a metal band based in Utrecht, The Netherlands. This five piece mixes slow crushing sludge riffs with elements of hardcore punk, black metal and screamo.

Throwing Bricks’ music sounds angry and aggressive, but first and foremost it’s emotionally punishing. The feverish lyrics, brutal growls and intensely high screeches, low yet melodic guitar work, grimy bass and pounding drums, they all share a feeling of hopelessness. No matter how hard you fight against it, resistance is futile. Whether you like dark, brooding drones, slow and dragging riffs or insanely fast blast beats, this band has got it all.

After releasing their debut album ‘What Will Be Lost’ on Tartarus Records in 2020, the band is back with their second full length, ‘The Burden’. Recorded at Much Luv Studios by Tim de Gieter and mastered at The Atomic Garden – East Room by Jack Shirley, it captures Throwing Bricks at their most melodic and heavy yet. With the addition of spoken word vocals by local artist Shira van der Wouden throughout the album, the band pushes their sound even further.

‘The Burden’ captures an emotional feeling which comes as close to a Throwing Bricks live show as possible. Get ready to be sucked into a very heavy and loud void.

Pressing info:

200x Vinyl
75x Magenta / 75x White / 50x Black & Magenta Bandcamp Friday Edition(Only available at Bandcamp)

100x Cassettes
100 White cassettes in classic norelco case with O-card cover

Release date: October 28th

Please note:

Cassettes are now available.
Vinyl drops March 2023.

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Magenta Vinyl, White Vinyl, Cassette