According to Fistula ringleader Corey Bing, “It’s very dark and sad, twisted humor, dense, heavy, tuned LOW. It sounds like THE HOUNDS: old metal, VENOM style with GBH undertones. It sounds like DEATH playing hopscotch with the apocalypse while finger-bangin’ AUTOPSY.”
The six-song record features the band's trademark sickening guitar tone, agonized vocals, and wretched attitude, worshipping as always upon the bloodstained altars of CELTIC FROST, WINTER, EYEHATEGOD and BUZZ*OVEN
Following in Fistula's long-running tradition of all-out chaos and confusion, the Loser EP features an updated lineup - a nasty cast of characters drawn from the likes of ANAL CUNT(drummer Nate Linehan) and KING FIRE GOAT (Steve Barcus, vocals) alongside the OG members.
At the heart of Fistula are guitarist/main man Corey Bing (who sings, plays guitar, and/or drums on some releases, depending on who’s flaking out at the moment) and bassist Bahb Branca, the toxic twins of sludge metal, blood brothers who have been to hell and back together. They started the band in 1998, and live a little cave in Cleveland, Ohio called The Fistula House. And, yeah, being the good guys in a world of shit, they have problems. We won’t name names, but a quick look at these guys’ lives over the last year, and it’s like the kind of shit you’d hear at a 12-step meeting. Divorce. Dependency. Depression. Destruction. Shit just got worse.
Some people hammered away at Fistula like they were trying to make ‘em quit. But they didn’t. The band is back. Holy shit, are they back.
“We had our ups and downs,” says Bing. “But shit is ON."
LOSER will be unleashed in September, 500 copies with poster and digital download. Art by Eric from GRIEF.