Continuing with the series of monthly singles ahead of the release of new album EndEx in September, 3TEETH is sharing the brand-new track and video for “Drift,” offering a rare, stripped-back sound for the modern industrial act, honing in on a more emotive electro sound.
It’s paired with a music video that provides an intimate look at the five members in the studio, with insider portraits teeming with 3TEETH’s brand provocateur. There’s slithering reptiles, plumes of fire, an arsenal of artillery, loads of tech wizardy and desolate desert landscapes, taken from California’s Joshua Tree where the band holed up to work on EndEx.
See the video for “Drift” here: https://youtu.be/WbAYwC1ign0
Says 3TEETH frontman and creative lead Alexis Mincolla of the track, “Resignation is a testament to a life well-lived, a life unrestrained by fear or regret. It’s the final triumphant flicker in the lantern, the last traces of a wild, fiery spirit burning brilliantly against the encroaching darkness as we drift from the mundane reality of flesh and bone to the spectral void where consciousness floats freely, unencumbered by the constraints of our physical existence.”
3TEETH’s new album EndEx will be released by Century Media Records on September 22, showcasing the modern industrial act at their most raucous yet, unveiling bold revelations of humanity’s technosocial disintegration behind a brutal soundtrack that sounds all the alarms.
It’s the band’s first album since 2019’s Metawar, which Consequence just named as one of the Top 50 Industrial Albums of All Time, hailing 3TEETH as “one of the modern bands keeping industrial alive.”
EndEx features the handiwork of a solid extended team including the accomplished sound designer Mick Gordon (best known for his work on the gaming phenomenon DOOM) who produced several of the tracks along with producer Nick Rowe and mixer Sean Beavan (NIN), bringing in another dimension to the band’s unmistakable sound.
Early singles have included noisemaker “Paralyze” (featuring Ho99o9); the gripping sonic salvo, “Merchant of the Void,” that touches on the bleak landscape of modern society amid A.I. takeovers and economic collapse; “Slum Planet,” taking aim at the ills of a sick planet obsessed with over-consumption at all costs; and Scorpion,” a track in which the band’s instrumental arsenal is tempered by alluring female vocal chants that provide an ambient feel.
Early tracks have been hailed as some the “best new songs” by Metal Hammer and Revolver. While Metal Hammer says the new 3TEETH material “traces lineage in both Al Jourgensen and Trent Reznor,” Revolver hails the new music as “utterly gigantic and over-the-top in the best way possible” and applauds the return of 3TEETH in 2023 at a time “when we needed their apocalyptic, incendiary industrial-metal most.”
Ahead of the release of EndEx in late September, 3TEETH will release two more singles. Other highlights on the album include a cover of Tears for Fears’ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” continuing 3TEETH’s penchant for aggressive reworks of pop songs, previously seen on Foster the People’s “Pumped Up Kicks,” Sweet’s “Ballroom Blitz” and Dead or Alive’s “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record).”
EndEx will be available in CD, Gatefold LP, and digital album formats. Special formats include:
- Red LP (available at all EU outlets)
- Red Smoke LP (available at all US outlets)
- Utra-Clear / Red Splatter LP (available from 3TEETH)
- Utra-Clear / Red Splatter LP (available from Revolver)
Pre-order EndEx here: https://3teeth.lnk.to/EndEx