Little more than a year on from their first show, Canberra’s I Exist delivered their debut LP ‘I: A Turn for the Worse’.
Punched out over a long weekend with engineer/mixer Jason PC of Blood Duster, the record builds on the template established with their 7” ‘Three Nails and a Book of Flaws’. While the group remains grounded in hardcore, here, their stoner, sludge and doom influences really come to the fore: the monolithic riffage on show echoes the likes of Electric Wizard, Eyehategod and Sleep.
Never content to rest on their laurels, in March 2011 the band entered the studio to record the follow-up to 2010′s I: A Turn for the Worse. The new LP, II: The Broken Passage, was released on June 17 – barely a year after their debut.
To cut the long-player, the now seven-piece returned to Melbourne’s Goatsound Studios, this time with US producer Billy Anderson helming the desk. With production credits including Sleep’s Sleep’s Holy Mountain and Eyehategod’s Dopesick: both hugely influential records for the band, Anderson’s CV also includes albums for groups as diverse as the Melvins, Jawbreaker, High on Fire, Sick of it All and Acid King.
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I EXIST “RECORD / RESIST” 7″
18 April 2012
This Saturday I Exist’s Record Store Day exclusive 7″ “Record / Resist” will be released. Pick up a copy of the 7″ at any of the stores below:
Kill The Music (Brisbane)
Resist Records (Sydney)
Land Speed (Canberra)
Fist 2 Face (Melbourne)
Poison City (Melbourne)
Collectors Corner (Melbourne)
78 Records (Perth)
International orders from RevHQ
Limited to 250 copies the 7″ was recorded at vocalist Jake Willoughby’s home studio, Riff Mountain. “Record / Resist” features one brand new song “Fool For Death” and a Melvins cover “Revolve” and will be available only from various independent record stores around the country on April 21st (Record Store Day).