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Oozing WoundOozing Wound is Zack Weil (guitar, vocals), Kevin Cribbin (bass), and Kyle Reynolds (drums), young men that have established themselves in the volatile Chicago underground in a short time, playing in Cacaw, Unmanned Ship, ZATH, Bad Drugs, and countless other groups that have populated packed, sweaty basements and lofts throughout the city. Simultaneously hilarious and terrifying, their debut album, Retrash, is made for people who have no faith in melody and happiness, and no resistance to heavy riffage. This is music by and for people with a desire to slay.
The band channels the inner 15 year old, offering little distinction between comedy and antagonism. As Weil puts it, Oozing Wound is defined by, “loud fucking guitars and screaming and shit. We don’t sing, and we don’t write big choruses. Anything like that gets checked by the wayside because, fuck it, it’s not us.”
The songs on Retrash use humor to defend against and explore the anger, paranoia, and destruction that characterize life in the modern era. The line between hysterical and histrionic is tread with little regard for anything at all. “See you later, alligator” Weil howls in “Welcome to the Spaceship, Motherfucker,” as he channels a fever dream of the Biblical Joseph after discovering Mary’s pregnancy. “No more faker, doppelganger/No more false child of mine.” At the core of every song is a riff, or collection of riffs: from the ur-thrash of the gut-punching opener “Everyone I Hate Should Be Killed” to the sludgy noise of “New York Bands,” Retrash is a blast of pure energy put forth with simplicity and fury.
Retrash was recorded at Electrical Audio and Studio Chicago in two 12-hour sessions by their friend Matt Russell, and follows the Vape and Pillage cassette on Reynolds’ own Rotted Tooth Recordings. These recordings were not made for laptop speakers or ear buds, and are meant to be played as loud as possible.
There are no tour dates at this time.
Zack picked his top 5 thrash LPs for The Guardian.
"If you like noise, and fun, then this is definitely for you. split is a beautiful mess of a record, and we can only hope that these two will decide to wreak more havoc together at some point in the future."-The Line of Best Fit on Oozing Wound's split LP with Black Pus.
Echoes and Dust reviewed the Black Pus / Oozing Wound split LP, and compliments Oozing Wound's "slow pounding dirge of Sabbath sludge riffs"
Oozing Wound is participating in Adult Swim's single series alongside Giorgio Moroder, Tim Hecker, Sleep, Deafheaven, Mastodon, and more!
Oozing Wound had a nice chat with Jessica Hopper at the Chicago Tribune.
"Chicago trio Oozing Wound play loud, brash and snotty crossover thrash with a penchant for the kind of big, obnoxious riffs that can’t fail to plaster a huge grin across your face." - Terrorizer
“Some of the filthiest crossover thrash you’ve ever heard” - Decibel
The Chicago Reader announces Oozing Wound signing to Thrill Jockey.
"You take three dudes from some of the city's grossest, weirdest bands, and together they create a simple, powerful thrash unit."
Oozing Wound will release a debut album on TJ in Fall of 2013