Ugly Produce is the impending new full-length from Australian extreme metal miscreants KING PARROT. Slated for release on September 22nd in North America via Housecore Records, in Europe via Agonia Records, and in Australia via EVP Recordings, Ugly Produce is a ten-track feast of distinctively punishing and powerful anthems. Recorded at the infamous Goatsound Studios in Melbourne, Australia and produced by Blood Duster’s Jason Fuller, this is no walk in the park on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Ugly Produce is a twisted, cantankerous ride through an outback graveyard, high on PCP, wreaking of animal feculence.
In advance of its official detonation, today Decibel Magazine offers up second single, “Die Before You Die” for communal consumption. Issues the band of the track: “This track was one of the last we put together when we were writing the album. It’s got a real thrash vibe to it, but also features some of the slowest and sludgiest moments from our forthcoming album. The lyrics touch on breaking out of the mold that’s expected of you in society, and pissing caution to the wind. It’s effectively what we’ve had to do to get this band out of Australia. If you live like you’ve already died, or approach life from that mindset, you can get through most things without fear.”
Ugly Produce fuses the raw fury of the KING PARROT‘s critically-lauded debut album Bite Your Head Off and mashes it with the twisted sophistication of their ARIA-nominated follow-up Dead Set. A repugnant harvest of gnarled and nasty grind, death metal, thrash, and punk rock, the band’s unique, over-the-top sound is ever prevalent and honed further on Ugly Produce while remaining true to the fundamental ideals the band started with: angst, aggression, absurdity, and antics.
In conjunction with the release of Ugly Produce, KING PARROT will return to the US supporting Housecore labelmates Superjoint along with DevilDriver. Additional support will be provided by Cane Hill and Child Bite (also on Housecore Records). The tour will run from September 23rd to October 20th with KING PARROT performing through October 14th. See confirmed dates below.
KING PARROT w/ Superjoint, DevilDriver, Cane Hill, Child Bite:
9/23/2017 Come & Take It Live – Austin, TX
9/24/2017 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
9/25/2017 Rialto Theater – Tucson, AZ
9/27/2017 The Whisky – Los Angeles, CA
9/28/2017 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
9/29/2017 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
9/30/2017 Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
10/01/2017 Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
10/04/2017 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
10/06/2017 Q & Z Expo Center – Ringle, WI
10/07/2017 Diesel – Chesterfield, MI
10/08/2017 Vogue – Indianapolis, IN
10/09/2017 The Forge – Joliet, IL
10/11/2017 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
10/12/2017 Agora Theater – Cleveland, OH
10/13/2017 Reverb – Reading, PA
10/14/2017 Palladium – Worcester, MA @ Rock ‘N’ Shock
KING PARROT has evolved into a fully-fledged touring and creative force barely stopping for a breath since their inception on the international metal scene in 2013. Following tour after tour with the likes of Soulfly, Obituary, Down, Cattle Decapitation, Exodus, Superjoint, Voivod, and their own headlining tours in Australia, KING PARROT has become hardened road warriors possessing a rare and deep hunger for the raucous and off-the-wall live shows they’ve become revered for. These outings fuel the creative drive within the band to compose only the most angst-driven and vile expressions to ensure maximum involvement from audiences that lap up every frantic beat, chainsaw riff, and psychotic scream. Ugly Produce is a testament to the blood, sweat, and tears poured into everything KING PARROT does.