CONTRACULT Collective Drop New EP ‘Follow’

CONTRACULT Collective have released their new EP Follow, just in time for Halloween.

The two-song EP features two new tracks produced by Arthur Rizk: “Follow” and “50 Shades.” Stream the EP below.

“‘Follow’ is the product of a long weekend spent in a cold Philadelphian garage with producer Arthur Rizk,” says vocalist/producer Svart. “This collaboration delivered two cuts of raw industrial metal which we felt would follow up nicely from our previous release, ‘A Cult of Opposition.’

“The title track ‘Follow’ is a self-reflection on giving space and energy to unsafe forces which drain every drop of blood from your body. Learning to establish healthy boundaries and self-preservation is a constant struggle I have bouts with every day. It can bleed me till I’m blue. It’s like salt in my wounds. We hope you f*cking freaks enjoy it, follow if you dare.”

“‘Follow’ is a juxtaposition between primitive hard beats and lush orchestrations of entangled cold guitars and synth,” says Rizk. “I loved working on it with Contracult Collective who were all about keeping everything big and harsh!”

CONTRACULT Collective released their debut EP, A Cult of Opposition, last month. The industrial duo will take part in Chicago’s Cold Waves Festival virtual Halloween event “Season of The Glitch” tonight, October 30, performing live at 11:30 P.M. ET (8:30 P.M. PT). Tune in for free on Twitch. The two will also perform at Aftershock 2021 Festival with headliners Metallica and My Chemical Romance.

Before the EP’s release, Svrt sat down with GENRE IS DEAD! to talk about the EP, the state of industrial music, and his favorite horror movies. Check out our interview here.

Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.

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