Today, Ghost Cult Magazine is hosting an exclusive advance stream of New World Hoarder, the third LP from Berlin-based sludge/noise trio TREEDEON, on the eve of its release through Exile On Mainstream.
After drummer Andy Schünemann joined the band alongside bassist/vocalist Yvonne Ducksworth and guitarist/vocalist Arne Heesch right before the release of the prior album, TREEDEON found themselves feeling utterly comfortable and on common ground, allowing influences from all three members to take shape and shine. The past years did allow for this for them, being a challenging period for every band, but also giving space and serenity for trying things and natural growth. And here we are, right on the brink of a new chapter with New World Hoarder, an album five years in the making.
TREEDEON’s New World Hoarder delivers six new tracks pushing the boundaries of heaviness and urgency. While its predecessor Under The Manchineel was a bristly beast of dark and thunderous swill pounding monstrous riffs and bleak lyrics mostly into the area underneath your chest, the new effort cuts higher, right at the heart and brain, although no less heavy. The five past years left an impression on all of us, and artistic reflection certainly can’t deny that. TREEDEON has been following their path rigorously, putting on remarkable shows, but now comes out as a much more political and sonically more demanding act. The urgency is still there but gets charged with challenging melodies and a much more of a boundary-free approach.
New World Hoarder was recorded and engineered in August 2021 at TREEDEON’s rehearsal space by Lutz Baumann, mixed by Baumann and the band, and mastered by Stefan Brüggemann. The album is completed with artwork by Arne Heesch, layout by Heesch and Pierre Zoller, and photography by the band, who also filmed and edited the video for the title track.
With the album about to see release, guitarist/vocalist Arne Heesch reveals, “This album is a reflection of the last few years, which were very challenging for us all. Like every TREEDEON album, it’s not easy listening, but reflects us facing the pain and spitting it out… It’s about enduring dystopian madness by connecting with love, nature and soul. It’s about keeping your mental sanity through catharsis.”
Ghost Cult writes, “Not music for the faint of heart, this coarse release is rewarding to the patient listener that invests time in these anguished, groovy tracks.”
Listen to TREEDEON’s New World Hoarder LP first through Ghost Cult Magazine now at THIS LOCATION.
Exile On Mainstream will release New World Hoarder this Friday, March 17th on vinyl with a bundled CD and digitally. Find physical preorders at the label webshop HERE, digital preorders at Bandcamp HERE, and digital presaves HERE.
With tour dates in support of New World Hoarder in the works, TREEDEON will celebrate the release of the new album tomorrow at a hometown release show with their labelmates Might. Watch for additional updates to post shortly.
3/17/2023 Zukunft Am Ostkreuz – Berlin, DE *Record Release Show w/ Might
Promo copies of New World Hoarder and interviews with TREEDEON are now available via firstname.lastname@example.org.