meth. is an experimental noise collective based out of Chicago, Illinois. The mind-altering outpourings of meth.first blossomed as the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Seb Alvarez. Following his solo release of 2017’s 'The Children are Watching' EP on RIP in Peace Records; meth. morphed into a full on six piece ensemble featuring members of Black Nail. “It all kind of just fell into place. We added Zack and Matt shortly after and have been adamantly writing ever since,” states Alvarez.
2018 saw the unveiling of the self released ‘I Love You’ EP, a jarring 5 song, 15 minute prologue detailing the dark and twisted plight of a man brainwashed into a prison of belief that he is God, leading “The Choir Of Red Light.” While touring relentlessly across the United States sharing stages with KEN mode, The Number 12 Looks Like You and The Body, among many others, meth. penned their full length album and Prosthetic Records debut, Mother Of Red Light.
Set for official release August 23, 2019 via Prosthetic Records; Mother Of Red Light is the anticipated full length continuance of the unnerving narrative introduced in I Love You. Each song is a direct portal into the psyche of the plebeian-turned-davidian leader who now wrestles with his tortured spirit and incestuous infatuation with The Choir Of Red Light’s evil matriarch.
Shifting from the more earnest metalcore and mathcore inflections found in their previous releases whilst never allowing their luster to be fully dimmed; Mother Of Red Light sees meth.
unearth dizzying displays of grinding aural terror that can tear a hole into time and space with maddening waves of dissonant splendor and blinding flash floods of noise.
Mother Of Red Light was mastered by Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden in San Francisco, CA and mixed by Andy Nelson at Bricktop Recording in Chicago, IL. The forthcoming album features drum engineering by Andy Nelson at Bricktop Recording in Chicago, IL while instrument and vocal engineering was handled by Zack Farrar at Choir Room Audio in St. Charles, IL.
Ahead of their eagerly anticipated album release and Prosthetic Records debut, meth. will increasingly expose the public to their deadly sonic charge; touring throughout the United States and Canada this Summer. Live dates will also include special performances at Mathcore Index Fest in Oakland, CA on July 13th and Gathering of the Juggalos at Shimmer Forest on August 2nd in Springville, IN.
"Our next collection of audio has been finalized.
The summer will act as the preview.
The throats will swell very soon
The Choir of Red Light loves you."