HEALTH–the LA-based industrial-rock band of Jake Duzsik (vocals/guitar), John Famiglietti (bass/producer), and BJ Miller (drums)–today announced their new album ‘RAT WARS’ will be released December 7th, 2023 via Loma Vista Recordings. The album’s first two singles are also out now at all DSPs and via a seamless YouTube trailer: the menacing “CHILDREN OF SORROW,” featuring Lamb of God’s Willie Adler on guitar, arrives with a video directed by James Markidis, while the half-time hellscape “SICKO” samples Godflesh’s “Like Rats” and arrives with video directed by Mynxii White.
Listen to ‘CHILDREN OF SORROW’ HERE
‘RAT WARS’ is now available for pre-order on limited edition vinyl, cassette, and more HERE.
HEALTH today also announced a 2024 headlining U.S. tour beginning March 2nd in Ventura, CA and including shows at NYC’s Brooklyn Steel on March 15th and LA’s Belasco Theater on April 4th. Pixel Grip and King Yosef support on all dates; a full itinerary is listed below and tickets go on-sale Friday, October 6th, at 10am local time. The trio will host a full album listening party of ‘RAT WARS’ at LA’s Das Bunker tomorrow (Friday, October 6th), where they’ll party with fans afterwards (21+, free with RSVP).
The follow-up to 2019’s ‘VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR’, HEALTH’s fifth album is the most violent yet vulnerable of their career. It is somehow fitting that such a brutal collection of songs is at the same time their most comprehensive artistic statement. Meticulously aggressive production detail collides with painfully personal confessions and a strange savage grace is paired with icy gallows humour… surprisingly it’s still fun as hell. Produced by Stint (Oliver Tree, Demi Lovato) and mixed by Lars Stalfors (SALEM, The Neighbourhood), the 12-track LP joins the lineage of groundbreaking heavy acts like Nine Inch Nails and Ministry, which re-drew the borders between metal, electronic and pop music. It also speaks directly to the band’s young, fervent online subculture. It’s The Downward Spiral for people with at least two monitors and a vitamin D deficiency.
‘RAT WARS’ LP Track-listings: