The Skinny: Angel Eyes played a release show in Chicago on July 23rd and also on the bill that night were like-minded labelmates Beneath Oblivion (Cincinnati, OH), performing some new songs they’d been isolated away in a warehouse and working on for the entire previous year. After the show, it was decided these two bands needed to be on a split with each other. Now on the eve of Beneath Oblivion’s upcoming full length, From Man To Dust, the split 7″ finally becomes a reality.
The A-side will feature Beneath Oblivion performing an alternate version (completely different edit, mix, and master) of “Be My Destroyer” from the upcoming full length, From Man To Dust. The song exemplifies the evolution of the band as they continue to push themselves and create a unique identity far beyond the song writing shown on their last release (the self-titled, two song 10″ ep from 2009). Featuring clean vocals and guitars in the beginning, rapidly evolving into the shrieks of abomination and swells of distortion that have become the bands trademark.
The two song split will feature artwork by Beneath Oblivion’s own Allen Lee Scott II (guitar), with design and layout duties handled by Nate Shumaker (of Northern Lights Industries and Lavinia), and will feature hand screenprinted covers done by Charlie Wagers (of Three Bears Design). 500 will be pressed and the 7″ will never be repressed. 100 will have red covers with matching red vinyl, 200 will have grey covers with matching grey vinyl, and 200 will have white covers with clear vinyl, all meticulously and lovingly hand screened and hand numbered.