Listen to Body Void’s ultra-heavy new tune, Flesh Market

Get ready to be crushed by U.S. doom trio Body Void’s new album Atrocity Machine when it lands on October 13.

Listen to Body Void’s ultra-heavy new tune, Flesh Market
Nick Ruskell
Skyler Williams

Prepare to get squashed by total heaviness: Body Void have announced that they'll be dropping their fourth album, Atrocity Machine, on October 13 via Prosthetic. In a surprise to absolutely nobody already familiar with the U.S. doom outfit, it's a harsh, unforgiving exercise in sonic weight and dark noise.

As well as their trademark sludge, the band have looked to artists such as Killing Joke and Wolf Eyes to create a "doomed cyberpunk horror soundtrack" on their fourth record, evidenced on the first cut from it, Flesh Market.

“Flesh Market is maybe the most diverse song on the album," says Willow Ryan (voclas/guitar/bass/electronics). "It does a great job at summarizing the wider aesthetic and thematic vision of the record, combining sludge, black death doom, and industrial noise. It’s about the way in which corporate capitalism seeks to dehumanize us and reduce us to meat."

Going even further than 2021's excellent Bury Me Beneath This Rotting Earth, the record's themes are just as heavy as the music, as Willow explains.

"With this album we wanted to embody the absurdity of living in a country where atrocity is so commonplace that it becomes mundane. How compartmentalizing these horrors day to day takes its toll. How the warped, machine-like systems birthed out of capitalism and white supremacy that cause these atrocities become attached to you. They fuse themselves to your skin and bones until you live in grotesque comfort and familiarity with the fear and anxiety they create. All the while being forced to ensure their continued existence."

See the full Atrocity Machine tracklist:

1. Microwave
2. Human Greenhouse
3. Flesh Market
4. Cop Show
5. Divine Violence
6. Atrocity Machine

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