Constructed from the aggressive textures of early industrial music, the ambience of cold wave, and the dynamic energy of post-punk; Deathday blends dark and often esoteric images with sparse, primal analog sounds.
In 2009, the trio began to work on what would become their debut album amidst the summer heat, immersing themselves in isolation, dark iconography, occultism, and American violence. To capture the aesthetics of the subject matter musically, the band exercised heavy use of tape saturation and manipulation, recording on everything from reel-to-reels to boomboxes. Cascading through a plethora of tape mediums and analog devices intentionally gave the recordings a sense of urgency and decay.
released March 6, 2012
Written by Deathday
Produced by Alex Guillén
Mixed by Alex Guillén & Arik Garcia
Recorded at Phantasmagoria Machine Recording Studio, Santa Ana
Design by Alex Guillén & Remy Marc
Committed to tape between the Winter of 2009 & Fall of 2010
Mixed in the Summer of 2011