Canadian grindcore outfit FUCK THE FACTS have posted a video taking a progressive look at the creation of the band’s cover art created by vocalist Mélanie Mongeon for their upcoming album ‘Desire Will Rot’. The video also features a small clip of their song ‘Nothing Changes’. To watch the video, please visit the following link: https://youtu.be/OFiKIW1hrLQ
The band’s French track and first single ‘Solitude’is now streaming at their bandcamphere and available for immediate download with digital album pre-order for only $4 here.
‘Desire Will Rot’ was recorded and mixed by FTF guitarist Topon Das at his Apartment 2 recording studio in Ottawa, ON and is the band’s first full length since 2011’s ‘Die Miserable’ and follows the band’s recent split EP with Fistfuck along with 2014’s ‘Abandoned’ and 2013’s ‘Amer’ EPs.
Started as a recording project in the late 90’s, it wasn’t until 2001 that the work ethic that produced a slew of underground releases drove Fuck The Facts towards full band status and into the live arena. Since then, the Ottawa-based unit has barely stopped for a breath of reconsideration, associating themselves with some of the biggest labels in underground extreme music, as well as continuing a steady output of DIY releases. Having toured hundreds of thousands of kilometers throughout North America and Europe, guitarist/founder Topon Das, vocalist Mel Mongeon, drummer Mathieu Vilandré, bassist/vocalist Marc Bourgon, and guitarist Johnny Ibay have performed at some of the biggest festivals and sweated it out in some of the smallest basements. From 2006-2011 Fuck The Facts released three albums via underground powerhouse label, Relapse Records. Upon the completion of their contract, the quintet decided it was time to put the finishing touches on the proverbial full-circle, returning to the world of fierce independence and creative control. Their most recent releases were produced entirely at their own studio, self-released, and shows Fuck The Facts efforts as an entity continuing to grow musically and personally while developing a deeper understanding of what significance their art holds to them. As one of the longest running and most recognizable names in Canadian Grindcore, FUCK THE FACTS continue to deliver their brand of “Bastardized Grindcore” with no end in sight.
“Fuck the Facts is one of the most prolific grind-based bands in Canada’s big, weird extreme music scene.” – Noisey
“avant-garde grindcore road warriors…boundless chaotic energy and unrestrained sense of experimentation. – Exclaim!
“Their formidable discography is speckled with blips and bursts of every shade of extreme metal, hardcore, punk, and noise imaginable, spearheaded by vocalist Mel Mongeon’s razor-edged larynx and mastermind Topon Das’ mad fretboard genius.” – Pitchfork
“FUCK THE FACTS brings a strong collection of extreme metal tunes, often technical and scathing, sometimes grindy and with just enough melody to digest without heartburn.” – Blabbermouth
“explosive and ferocious” – Metal Sucks
“Fuck The Facts aren’t your average grindcore band.” – No Clean Singing
“Fuck The Facts never shy away from change. It seems, in fact, that the band embraces progression as much as they embrace chaos.” – Hellbound
“blazing amalgamation of grindcore and death metal that I absolutely love.” – Pure Grain Audio
“Canadian grindcore hurricane” – CVLT Nation
“It’s impossible to deny that the grindcore-meets-death-metal hybrid sound they’ve created” – Lambgoat