The formidable electronic noise duo that is Warren Schoenbright has a new single out that we’re stoked to be sharing with the cvlt today. Their confrontational post-industrial sound really shines on “Christquake,” a song inspired by one of the most famous pieces of Hellish literature, Dante’s Inferno. Listening to this track does feel like a testament to our culture’s endless witnessing of death, depravity, and destruction from a place of warmth and safety and madness. It’s off their record Sunless via Human Worth on March 15th — pre-order it here. RIght now, hit play on their new video for “Christquake” and learn a bit more about their inspiration here:
Our first single ‘Christquake’ takes as its inspiration the ruination of “The Harrowing of Hell” and Christ’s entry to into the underworld on Easter Sunday. The aftermath of this monumental event is recounted by Virgil to Alighieri in Dante’s Inferno. Virgil speaks of a “tremor in every part” that “disturbed these fetid depths…” As Christ appeared in Hell, a divine power wreaked havoc in lower hell causing earthquakes and landslides. The vast fissures and scars on this landscape of suffering are still visible to Dante as he charts his descent into chaos. Christquake exhibits the redemptive power of aggression and transgression and posits the notion that catharsis and violence can coexist in this scorched and hellish limbo. As Alighieri refers to the chasms and remnants of the Christquake in Rottenpockets in Canto 21, this track is a “marvel of mere dark”.
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