Iron Monkey Shares “Off Switch”

UK sludge trio Iron Monkey today shares “Off Switch” from its forthcoming new full-length, Spleen & Goad (Relapse Records), set for release on April 5, 2024. On Spleen & Goad, the legendary band is as uncompromising as ever, churning out some of the grittiest sounding sludge doom in their twenty-five-plus year history. Dubbed a “doom sludge vanguard” by The Sludgelord, Iron Monkey lives up to their legacy, absolutely pummeling through each of the nine tracks on their new album.

From the two-ton, heavier-than-anything-else riff opening “Concrete Shock,” Iron Monkey shows no signs of easing up; fuzzed-out guitars crash against pulse-pounding drums, set against vicious, misanthropic snarls and barks. Elsewhere, tracks like the aptly titled “Rat Flag” kicks the band into high gear with palpable fury and malaise. The album was recorded in their native Nottingham, Spleen & Goad was mastered stateside by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege.