Exclusive Track Premiere: Artificial Brain – “Static Shattering”


The artificial intelligence singularity draws one step closer with today’s exclusive track premiere. I am pleased as all hell to bring you “Static Shattering,” the third track on weird death masters Artificial Brain‘s highly anticipated sophomore release, Infrared Horizon, the follow-up to 2014’s ToH Community Album of the Year, Labyrinth Constellation.

If you read Stockhausen’s excellent review of Infrared Horizon earlier this week and walked away with your hands in the pockets of your Adidas tracksuit pants, grumbling to yourself about your concerns over words like “space” and “texture,” let me assuage your fears. This song RIPS! “Static Shattering” opens amid a frenetic eruption of blasts and clanging, banging basslines (courtesy of human excavator Samuel Smith) and an incendiary solo (also courtesy Sam) while a fiery riff combo threatens to burn Gargiulo’s and Zalman’s fingers to the bone. And it would, if they didn’t have robot fingers. That’s the only possible explanation for the inhuman assault of slamming death metal riffs and meteoric tremolo on display in this track.

“Static Shattering is the kind of track with staying power, that rare hybrid of technical proficiency and catchy songwriting that makes you want to keep digging beneath the rusted metal carapace while you stab repeat over and over again, unaware that you too are wearing your fingers to the bone in the process. Thankfully, the mechanized, impossibly precise drumming from Keith Abrami has you covered, and by the end of the track, you’ll be more than willing to shed your frail mortal coil and submit your consciousness to the cybernetic collective while Will Smith officiates your final baptism into a pit of boiling pitch with his tar-gurgling alien overlord growls.

Those insane fills at 3:05. That solo at 1:25. Those stomach-turning, G-Force inducing growls at 2:10. That trem at 1:05. All delivered as devastating hooks that ensure that this song will be lodged in your brain like some sort of extraterrestrial lobotomy device. This song is as addicting as fossil fuels and equally as destructive to our Anthropocene environment, and I can’t wait to hear the rest of this album.

Infrared Horizon drops April 21st. You can pre-order it here, courtesy of Profound Lore. While you’re jamming the track, go sign up for a shiny new robot body at Artificial Brain’s Facebook page.

  • “…walked away with your hands in the pockets of your Adidas tracksuit pants…”

  • Señor Jefe El Rossover

    Your choice of wording is as eloquent as ever, Dubya.

  • Spear

    This is pretty fucking incredible. I’m gonna need this album in my butt ears as soon as possible.

    • Wet W’s Whistle

      It can be both, if you’d like.

      • Spear

        If that’s the case, I’ll take it in as many orifices as possible.

  • RustyShackleford

    Still my favorite band that I discovered via the good Toilet. The hype is real. YEP!!!

  • Sir Ukkometso The Based

    Sounds pretty good.

    Also R.I.P Mika Vainio. Goddamn

  • EsusMoose


  • ME GORAK™✓ᶜᵃᵛᵉᵐᵃⁿ
  • EsusMoose

    Just seeing the vinyl preorders, holy shit those colored vinyls are pretty

    • this and the new Mr. In Your House 4 might be enough to push me into purchasing a rekkid player.

      • EsusMoose

        Didn’t know there was a Mr. In your rekkid player release

        • (i’m drumming up interest here, maybe he’ll do some pressings)

          • Wet W’s Whistle

            I think selling three would result in a net loss for him.

          • EsusMoose

            Can probably decrement that to two

          • Wet W’s Whistle

            McNulty and BtR?

          • EsusMoose


          • Joaquin Stick

            HD is a big fan too

          • Wet W’s Whistle

            Only if it’s about beer, tho.

          • KJM, Doom Scientist

            He even has the limited edition cassettes! BYAHHH!!

    • Jack Rabbit

      Damn, all the cool ones are sold out. Now the dilemna of whether to wait for a potential restock or just buy the digital version

      • EsusMoose

        For me CD, wait to see if there will be a restock and then decide if it’s worth it

  • Stockhausen

    One of my favorites on that there rekkid.

  • Joaquin Stick

    Well, consider me a convert. I should go back to the last one and see if I like that one now too. Wasn’t hot on it back then, but Sr. Stick was just a Twig back then.

    • I feel like by liking this I lose a little bit of my poser cred. Sounds like we are in the same boat. ha

    • Wet W’s Whistle

      I’m still uncertain if you’re ready for Obscura yet.

      • /sidenote

        I am really ready for a new Claret Ash LP. Not sure if that will ever happen. But, ya know. . . anyway.

        • Wet W’s Whistle

          May your thirst be slaked soon.

  • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

    Ahh yessss…..

  • Guacamole Jim
    • Wet W’s Whistle

      That’s a very happy penis.

      • Guacamole Jim

        It’s not to scale, but my own did a similar thing.

        • Grvm Spectre ov Derth

          You should really get those three holes check out.

  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    It is a good. Indeed.

  • Leif Bearikson

    This is the best track yet. Eager to cram this one in my cram hole

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  • Waynecro

    Thanks for another super premiere!

  • Jacks Smirking Revenge

    Man I don’t say stupid shit like this normally, but fuck i came

  • Jared Takacs

    Absolutely love this band, and this track is fuckin killer.
    Can’t wait for this album, I know it’ll be on heavy repeat for a long time