A Stirring In The Noos
Genre: Death Metal
Release Date: May 12, 2017
Label: Relapse Records
Death metal act John Frum will be releasing their highly-anticipated album, A Stirring In The Noos, this May via Relapse Records. The debut album will clock in around forty minutes with an eight-track death metal offering. The band have given the following statement in response to the record announcement:
"The band John Frum borrows its alias from the Cargo Cults of the South Pacific. Similar to American soldiers receiving air-dropped supplies during WWII, these Cargo Cults believed certain behaviors and rituals would bring riches and "cargo" down from the heavens. Some believed the elaborate flag rituals of the troops working the airfields would bring the arrival of more planes, when in fact the soldiers were just helping the pilots land. Essentially, we are all Cargo Cults, misunderstanding cause and effect, creating narratives and outcomes to support our clung-to beliefs about our strange traditions, all in a futile attempt to make some sense of things that simply don't. Amongst other things, our music is a reaction to "Cargo Cult Science" in modern times. A Stirring in the Noos is our humble greeting, the first transmissions from the mind of John Frum."
You can view the track listing, and view a music video for their debut track, (SEIZURE WARNING: STROBE EFFECTS USED) "Presage of Emptiness".