Perhaps reaching the end of their obscure but unparalleled existence, Buiongola present their swansong to the world in the form of a brand new monolith of obsidian black sonic affliction. This brand new – and perhaps final – full-length player by the now dissolved tuscan three-piece is an ulterior step the band has taken toward an unfathomable abyss, shaped once again by the band’s signature strain of agonizing, shoegazy crust and haunting post-punk, interwoven with dismal dark wave dirges, towering black/doom passages, and martial industrial tapestries. Over the span of thirty-five suffocating minutes of darkness-clad misery Buiongola show us once again their mastery in weaving together something unique and unlike anything else: a doomed sonic shrine of crestfallen dark punk-metal magnificence where the core essence of bands like Planks, His Hero Is Gone,Godflesh/Jesu, Sisters of Mercy, The Cure, Neurosis, Amebix, and Altar of Plagues sublimate into the arms of omnipotent gloom.
Il nuovo mare will be released worldwide on March 31 digitally and on black and clear 12″ vinyl in the US by Sentient Ruin Laboratories (pre-order), and in Europe by an alliance of local labels: Unquiet Records (pre-order) from Poland, and Shove Records and Sangue Dischi (pre-order) from Italy.
Listen to the track ‘Irriconoscibile’ exclusively here: