CHILD BITE and BLACK RHENO will release a split 7” on April 29th via Housecore Records in the US and Dead Set Records in Australia.
In 2019, CHILD BITE toured Australia for the very first time. An invitation to record and film a video for the Housefox Sessons in Sydney was gratefully accepted. BLACK RHENO vocalist Ryan Miller happened to be the chief engineer at Housefox and after hitting it off famously with the CHILD BITE guys, he approached the band about a split 7”. There was a unanimous positive push to get this release underway, and with the help of Dead Set Records and Housecore Records, the release will see release later this month.
Formed nearly fifteen years ago, art-rock-turned-punk/metal mutants CHILD BITE have forged a unique path through the underground musical landscape. Their current formation, consisting of vocalist Shawn Knight, bassist Sean Clancy, guitarist Jeremy Waun, and a revolving cast of drummers, produces a sound directly informed by legendary pioneers such as Dead Kennedys, The Jesus Lizard, Voivod, and Faith No More; aggressive, anxiety-inducing songs that deftly balance their early-’80s-hardcore-meets-’90s-alt-rock/metal influences while never losing sight of the goal; creating unique, memorable songs.
With five full-lengths, countless EPs, and a two-disc anthology under their belt, these Detroit natives show no signs of slowing down. To date, CHILD BITE has played nearly 1000 shows throughout North America, Europe, and Australia, including tours supporting renowned artists such as Down, Voivod, Negative Approach, Superjoint, Poison Idea, and Unsane.
BLACK RHENO are Sydney’s genre bending heavy groove exponents. BLACK RHENO has been an active part of the Australian scene for the last five years, with their debut self-released record Noise Smasher receiving high praise and earning them a spot in the top of the heap of Aussie heavy bands. The band also received a nod to tour the US showcasing at SXSW in Texas in 2018 and toured Japan and Australia in 2019 alongside Eyehategod. Additionally, BLACK RHENO has been on the road with the likes of Napalm Death, Brujeria, Lock Up, King Parrot, and Psycroptic, and have carved out a loyal fanbase with their intense live shows that never fail to engage.
The CHILD BITE/BLACK RHENO split 7” is the amalgamation of two giant forces from opposite ends of the globe clashing together to produce some visceral, hypnotic and plainly bone shattering noise. Featuring strictly limited vinyl with hand printed covers produced personally by CHILD BITE’s Shawn Knight and Sean Clancy, this is truly a must have release.
Stream CHILD BITE’s “Death Before Dementia” now at THIS LOCATION. Physical preorders are available via Housecore Records in the US HERE and Deadset Records in Australia HERE. Presave the record HERE. Stand by for BLACK RHENO’s “Flea Ridden” coming April 12th with a brand new music video.