Listen To WVRM’s Brutally Raging New Blackened Grind Track Exclusively Here

With their new track “Thorn Palace,” the Greenville, South Carolina-based WVRM have delivered a gripping grind anthem that feels like it’s encapsulating an outpouring of rage that’s been a long time coming. Get an exclusive first listen below! Once you hit play, there’s just about nowhere to go but swept along.

The song appears on the group’s upcoming album Colony Collapse, which will be their debut release for Prosthetic Records. On this particular track, WVRM maintain their core of dramatically devastating grind attacks and also add uniquely captivating elements like audio samples of speakers calling for revolution and a devolution into slightly more drawn out, oppressively sludgy riff-lashes as the song concludes. That “slowdown” — only comparatively speaking — doesn’t serve as any sort of respite, per se — rather, it just helps define the incessantly pulsating core of swaggering brutality at the center of this song.

WVRM are a decidedly working class group, so to speak. (Isn’t that where the vast majority of us are situated anyway?) They pull their music from their lives around Greenville, where they’re one of the apparently very few players in a thin underground extreme metal community. Although they’re delivered with brutal roars dripping with venom, the opening lines of “Thorn Palace” seem to expound their position quite poignantly.

Vocalist Ian Nix belts out:

‘Upon ancient steps/ Where civilization once ascended and took its final breath/ I felt my soul decay.’

The group adds about this song:

‘Thorn Palace is one of our favorite tracks on the album. It captures our long cultivated history into a fast and caustic burst that ends with pure concrete. We had a ton of fun with this one.’

Listen to the song below! The full album drops on April 3. Grab pre-orders at this link.

WVRM are hitting the road soon with none other than the legendary Napalm Death. Check out the dates below:

  • 4/17/2020 Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
  • 4/18/2020 Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater
  • 4/19/2020 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
  • 4/20/2020 St Louis, MO @ Red Flag
  • 4/21/2020 Milwaukee, WI @ Miramar Theater
  • 4/22/2020 Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
  • 4/23/2020 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
  • 4/24/2020 Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
  • 4/25/2020 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
  • 4/26/2020 Ottawa, ON @ Brass Monkey
  • 4/28/2020 Quebec City, QC @ La Source SOLD OUT
  • 4/29/2020 Montreal, QC @ Fairmount Theater
  • 4/30/2020 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
  • 5/1/2020 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus SOLD OUT
  • 5/2/2020 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus SOLD OUT
  • 5/3/2020 Washington, DC @ Black Cat
  • 5/4/2020 Durham, NC @ Motorco
  • 5/6/2020 Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
  • 5/7/2020 Miami, FL @ Churchill’s
  • 5/8/2020 Orlando, FL @ The Haven
  • 5/9/2020 Atlanta, GA @ 529
  • 5/10/2020 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
  • 5/11/2020 San Antonio, TX @ Rock Box
  • 5/13/2020 Albuquerque, NM @ LaunchPad
  • 5/14/2020 Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
  • 5/15/2020 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
  • 5/16/2020 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory