3Teeth have returned. It's been a long four years since the industrial-metal warriors helmed by Alexis Mincolla released their 2019 album, Metawar, and for the last three trips around the sun, we've named their impending fourth opus one of our most anticipated albums of the year.
Well, the band still aren't formally announcing a full-length, but they are back with their first new song since 2020, and it's an utterly apocalyptic new banger called "Merchant of the Void," featuring DOOM composer and sound designer Mick Gordon. Watch its incendiary video above via YouTube.
The best part is that we won't have to chew on this for long until we get another. The band have revealed that they'll be dropping a brand new song every single month until the still-unannounced new album is out, so we've got a shit-ton more 3Teeth coming down the pike.
"Amidst the numbing pulse of hypermodernity, the insatiable appetite of data commodification devours our sense of meaning," Mincolla said of "Merchant of the Void." "The undead march of materialism eventually renders the human subject an automaton, desperately grasping for the ephemeral junk 2.0 to fill the abyss of existential emptiness.
"The self devolves into a mere echo, a ghostly specter caught in the whirlwind of techno-capital acceleration, the very essence of its being devoured by the machinery of its own weaponized desires. If the future eludes your vision, fear not, 'The Merchant of the Void' is standing by and eager to sell it to you.
"Welcome to the cold descent into the black hole of total absolute commodification. In the words of William S. Burroughs, 'the junk merchant doesn't sell his product to the consumer, he sells the consumer to his product. He does not improve and simplify his merchandise. He degrades and simplifies the client.'"
As for the long-awaited new album? 3Teeth have an update for that. The band have confirmed that they're currently wrapping up the new project after recording in the Joshua Tree desert with a team that included the aforementioned Gordon.
"3Teeth are one of my favorite acts," Gordon said in a statement. "They proudly fly their own unique flag. The new album charts course through the next stage of our vanity-led evolution as a species, and by that I mean the album is a world unto itself. I'm just stoked that these guys have allowed me along for the ride."