Thou to Release “Umbilical” Ahead of Australian Tour

This Friday, May 31, Louisiana sludge metal band Thou will release their new album Umbilical, via Sacred Bones Records.

Thou has always been a force of raw energy and unapologetic dissent, defying easy categorisation and challenging listeners to confront the complexities of existence. Their forthcoming album, Umbilical, is their firmest nod to the latter – a record filled with mosh-ready riffs, heavy breakdowns and scathing vocals.

The band’s aesthetic and political impulses have always been punk and like anyone embroiled in the subculture Thou have been exploring what it means to exist within and without a rigid morality. That exploration takes thematic centre on Umbilical and their self-assessment is as harsh as that of the world around them.

Umbilical is Thou’s first full-length release of original music since their 2018 Sacred Bones debut Magus, and 2020 collaborative split with Emma Ruth Rundle, May Our Chambers By Full. 

Thou will be heading to Australia for the first time this August, in support of Umbilical. Bringing with them Maryland grindcore band Full Of Hell.

August 14 – The Zoo, Brisbane
August 15 – Mary’s Underground, Sydney
August 16 -The Basement, Canberra
August 17 – Stay Gold, Melbourne
August 18 – Crown & Anchor, Adelaide