Long-running Canadian hardcore/punk collective FUCKED UP will release a new EP, Oberon (Tankcrimes), on October 7, 2022.
Named for the king of the fairies, as depicted in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Oberon serves as a pummeling curveball from the eccentric group channeling the world of hardcore that birthed them. Oberon seethes with despotic and horrendously sludgy riffs exploding in octaves lower than Hades, crashing against hellish bellowing all while the rhythm section heaves at a pace that only Noothgrush, Crossed Out, Kiss It Goodbye, and Bloodlet would tread upon. Topped off with an absolutely despicable cover of Saint-Saens’ “The Aquarium,” Oberon is the mythologically psychedelic sludge record you never thought FUCKED UP would make. Four tracks of pure audio excretion.
In anticipation of Oberon’s release, the band has shared the bludgeoning new single “Strix.”