-16- Complete Recording New Album
Los Angeles, CA misanthropic sludge-rockers -16- have completed recording their highly anticipated new album, set to be released this Spring via Relapse Records. The new record, entitled Deep Cuts from Dark Clouds was recorded with the band’s friend and longtime engineer Jeff Forrest at Double Time Studios in San Diego, CA. The album was then mastered by Pig Destroyer’s Scott Hull at Visceral Sound Studios. The official tracklist, release date and artwork for Deep Cuts from Dark Clouds will be released shortly.
Bassist Tony Baumeister commented on the new album:
"We're very excited about the release of our new record. The addition of Mateo on drums opened a lot of doors for us creatively. We experimented with different time signatures, different tunings, and finally made the album we've wanted to make all along. The goal was to destroy our last record, and we feel like we achieved that. We can't wait for people to hear it, and can't wait to play these songs live. US and European touring plans are in the works..."
“The vibe is still one of blisteringly controlled drop-tuned aggression in the style of Helmet, Unsane or Prong with fewer frills than a prison-made birthday card.” – Metal Hammer
“16 wield a distinct personality of their own, and it’s one that you definitely wouldn’t want to meet in a darkened alley.” – Kerrang
“an unrelenting demonstration of how to express yourself as violently and loudly as possible." – Outburn
"the sound of a rejuvenated band ready to take on all comers with Unsane-esque bloodied fists.” – Exclaim