Look no further for more exciting information on Sockweb’s highly anticipated debut album Werewolf
Although the words “adorable” and “grindcore” rarely find themselves in the same sentence, father/daughter duo Sockweb make them an unavoidable pairing. Since Monolithic Records’ reveal of “Bullies Are Mean” — a particularly punishing example of the Richmond, Indiana-based band’s take on grindcore — anticipation has been building for Sockweb’s debut full-length album Werewolf. As this momentous release approaches, a few more tasty details emerge about this monstrous record. For those who have been patiently waiting for news of Joanie “Bologna” Young and her dad, Adam “Blackula” Young, today is a good day.
The Greek tragedian Euripides wrote that “Every man is like the company he is wont to keep”. If we take the ancient playwright at his word, then we may only conclude that Sockweb are destined for greatness, as they have some fantastic companion. The band have captured the attention of the grind world in a big way, and Werewolf now has a stellar line-up of guest musicians involved, including Joe Torchia of Flux Conspiracy, Erik Ebsen of Spiralmountain, and Jonathan Chun of Azure Noise and Ozoru Hammer.
Sockweb’s debut also features an extra special guest in the form of Katherine Katz, vocalist of the illustrious grindcore outfit Agoraphobic Nosebleed. Katz’s appearance is of particular note, as she is one of Joanie’s favorite musicians, and the song on which she appears was written specifically to create this chance for the young banshee to perform alongside one of her greatest idols (you know, aside from her dad).
Adding to this roster of grindcore greats is the legendary Scott Hull of Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, and Anal Cunt fame, who is on mastering duties for Werewolf – and if the imprimatur of this undisputed grind master on this album isn’t enough to guarantee quality, what is?
We here at Monolithic Records are proud to unveil the artwork for the new Sockweb poster (we’ll also have a similar piece available as a t-shirt). The design was created by comic book and surreal artist Clayton Jarvis, and depicts Joanie and Wofie working on the new Sockweb album in their own adorably destructive way. If that weren’t enough, also in the works are some Sockweb socks for your grind-loving footsies!
Werewolf will be out on August 6th on Monolithic Records via multiple physical formats.