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Released: 29.04.22

 

 

 

 

Spawned from Bristol’s ever-fertile underground ecosystem, SCALPING’s rise has been built on a formidable live presence; a fiery fusion of industrial techno, razor riffage and striking animations, the latter an in-built component as vital as the sounds themselves.

With their very existence centred on bridging disparate live cultures, it’s perhaps inevitable – and certainly no shame – that this full-length bow should carry the air of a highly polished demo as opposed to a fully-realised statement of intent. This isn’t to say that Void doesn’t provide thrills of its own. Improvised verve may be absent, but when the likes of Silhouettes and Over The Walls get going their bobbling metallic grooves still generate a scorching head of steam.

Seriously though – go see SCALPING live.

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