The Skinny: Finnish grindcore veterans Rotten Sound are streaming the second track taken from their highly anticipated new full-length, Abuse to Suffer. The track, titled “Brainwashed” can be streamed below.

Regarding the new track, Rotten Sound comments: “This song became an instant favorite with all band members on hearing the demos and drumming at the studio. Sami had paid a lot of attention to the riffs, fills, hooks, and flow to keep the song interesting. The track starts at mid-pace, but goes full speed in the middle part, which also guided my singing. The vocal arrangements are a little bit unconventional as I wanted to avoid having a chorus, but I still aimed for some repetition in the fastest part to grind some more. This massive track shows more variety than the previous song ‘Lazy Asses’ and it has already proved to be extreme fun for us live. The lyrics are pretty graphic and revolve around the topic of brainwashing people to become soldiers for some ‘important’ cause. The words ‘brainwashed to murder’ at the end are underlining the fact that nobody is born to kill.”

Abuse to Suffer, the band’s first new record in five years, will be released by Season of Mist in North America on March 25. Rotten Sound have announced a headlining European tour. The tour, which begins on April 22 sees the band trek across 10 different countries before concluding on May 7. Support on the tour comes from Abigail Williams and Cult Leader.

Abuse to Suffer Track List:

01. Lazy Asses
02. Intellect
03. Fear of Shadows
04. Trashmonger
05. Crooked
06. Time for the Fix
07. Slave to the Rats
08. Brainwashed
09. Cannon Fodder
10. Yellow Pain
11. Machine
12. The Clerk
13. Caged
14. Retaliation
15. Inhumane Treatment
16. Extortion and Blackmail

Tour Dates (w/ Abigail Williams, Cult Leader):

04/22 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Beta
04/23 – Tilburg, Netherlands @ 013
04/24 – Koln, Germany @ MTC
04/25 – London, UK @ Boston Music Room
04/26 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Kavka
04/27 – Paris, France @ Glazart
04/28 – Lausanne, Switzerland @ Le Romandie
04/30 – Brescia, Italy @ Circolo Colony
05/01 – Munich, Germany @ Backstage
05/02 – Wien, Austria @ Arena
05/03 – Leipzig, Germany @ Conne Island
05/04 – Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia
05/05 – Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
05/06 – Rostock, Germany @ Atle Zuckerfabrik
05/07 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Truckstop Alaska


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