Snorlax Releases Splintering Demo Tape on Caligari Records


Being a gentleman of a certain age, I remember 20 years ago when Pokémon Red and Blue were released on Game Boy. I was in high school at the time, working at KB Toys store #1051 at the intersection of Rt. 10 and 202 in Morris Plains, NJ, and spent a decent amount of time stoned out of my gourd. As a fan of old-school menu-based RPGs — Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy and the like — it was easy enough to get into, and on my brand new Game Boy Color that I bought with my employee discount, I killed time in science class turning my Charmander into a Charizard and so on. I don’t even remember what I was supposed to be learning, but needless to say, I derived a more satisfying life experience from the video game, and I got to see what all the fuss was about with the kids to whom I was selling the game. No regrets.

If you were going to name a band with any relation to doom whatsoever after a Pokémon, Snorlax would probably be the one to go with, so kudos to the Brisbane, Australia, one-man project of Brendan Auld. Snorlax‘s debut Splintering Demo is raw and nasty and released on cassette in an edition of 150 tapes by Caligari Records, who put Snorlax in their proverbial Pokedex with a host of other extremity-bent cassette-ready acts.

Info and audio from the PR wire:

snorlax splintering demo

SNORLAX Splintering Demo – Out Now

Four tracks of black doom destined of the highest order; destined to pummel and destroy, yet because of its moniker also destined to beffudled the dorkiest of metalheads, those obsessed with darkness and badassness, yet totally hooked on playing Pokemon at their daycare playtime.

Limited to 150 copies and delivered on the most durable format: cassette!

1. Righteous Virtue 02:40
2. Perpetual Paralysis 02:34
3. Boring Infestation 03:12
4. Dehumanisation 03:33

All songs written and performed by Brendan Auld
Recorded & Mixed by Brendan Auld @ BLACK BLOOD AUDIO

Snorlax, Splintering Demo (2018)

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