OUR NEW ALBUM — Smoleńska — IS OUT NOW. GET IT ON BANDCAMP.

WE ARE BORNWITHHAIR.

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MUSIC

Bornwithhair is an Avant-garde Metal band hailing from the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. While grounded in a cacophonous form of heavy music incorporating elements of the Black, Death, and Sludge varieties with a hint of Industrial, the sophomore album from Bornwithhair draws on the history of Metal while connecting with and combining facets of Noise, Psychedelia, Freak Folk, and Free Improvisation.

"The musicianship and composition is, without doubt, extremely well orchestrated. The depth and layers contain uncountable treasures, and atmospherically, it is as deep and explosive a plummet into the human psyche as one can hope for." — Everything is Noise

"Smoleńska is a staggering piece of creative lunacy." — Musipedia of Metal

"What keeps me coming back is how unhinged it is, like a black metal Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter in some ways, totally out there, never predictable, always engaging." — Vogon Laundromat / I Heart Noise

"Radical Moon is one of the most unsettling (and compelling) avant garde releases heard in some time... This is a record that requires (and deserves) repeat listens. It’s Big Black, but if Steve Albini had been locked in the Unabomber’s cabin." — Astral Noize

"This is the very definition of avant garde... Elements of noise, extreme metal, industrial with free form guitars, spoken word, growls and other fractured sounds... Well worth exploring." — Uncle Les Talks Music

"This is a record where free-form guitar leads dance over colossal riffs and primitive, almost minimalist percussion. Vocals range from growls to dramatic spoken word to theatric shrieks, all adding up to create a dizzying, bewildering whole." — The Sound Not The Word

ALBUMS

Smoleńska (Sept 2020)

Radical Moon (Feb 2020)


SINGLES

'Pawiak' on Hope in the Face of Fear HvH (2020)


Abramelinic Delusions b/w The Possessorist (2019)

GoblinGuard b/w Werewolf and Phantom (2019)

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LATEST NEWS

Autumn 2020

It is getting chilly. So put on a sweater, get comfy, and read a couple reviews of our new album. Musipedia of Metal called it "a staggering piece of creative lunacy" while Vogon Laundromat says that "what keeps me coming back is how unhinged it is, like a black metal Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter in some ways, totally out there, never predictable, always engaging."

Summer 2020

Weirding wrote up some notes about the new album and you should read them.

The new album was released September 11. The name of the album is Smoleńska.

Spring 2020

Weirding was asked to write a track-by-track breakdown of Radical Moon which you can check out at I Heart Noise. Among the observations: "Mixing takes forever. Because what we’re doing is carving out the song from all of the parts that we’ve improvised. While the terminology might not be entirely accurate, as a band we call this a 'reductive' mixing process and we take sculpture as a starting point. At a high level, in sculpture you have two choices: add to the assemblage or carve away from the raw material. We’re stone carvers. And to paraphrase Michaelangelo, we think that if we just spend time on the mix, we can let the song escape."

Jean Farraige and Weirding are currently working on a new album. Based on a slice of history from the story of the Polish Resistance against the Nazis, the album is loosely scheduled for release in late 2020.

Bornwithhair recorded a brand new non-album song for the Hope in the Face of Fear compilation released April 10, 2020 from Hope vs Hate Records. The comp features 58 metal and metal-adjacent bands and all proceeds go to Amnesty International.

Winter 2020

Bornwithhair's debut album, Radical Moon, was released on Feb 21, 2020 and is available on Bandcamp and on all of the major streaming services including Spotify.


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ReviewS

"Emotions and movements anarchically crash together within each track. The band utilise just about every resource in distortion and synth, and compact their sounds into dense and ever-changing layers. At over an hour, the album’s narrative is epic. It contains all the progressive hallmarks of the bombastic colliding with the peaceful... The musicianship and composition is, without doubt, extremely well orchestrated. The depth and layers contain uncountable treasures, and atmospherically, it is as deep and explosive a plummet into the human psyche as one can hope for." — Everything is Noise

"Smoleńska is a staggering piece of creative lunacy... If Bornwithhair can focus this almost ridiculous level of creativity, so their work has more clarity, then they could be on to something really special. I get the feeling that this album is a stepping stone towards something really special, a learning experience that they needed to go through before they can reach their potential. This may be the band learning their craft before releasing an album that will be seen as a classic. Personally I can’t wait to hear what they do next." — Musipedia of Metal

"This wonderful creation is Bornwithhair’s second release this year. A metal album born out of a DIY aesthetic it’s been much played here over the past month or so… What keeps me coming back is how unhinged it is, like a black metal Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter in some ways, totally out there, never predictable, always engaging." — Vogon Laundromat / I Heart Noise

"It is a fucking treat." — Fistful of Doom

"Smoleńska is avant-garde music that is very different from the norm... an apocalyptic feel." — Heavy Music Headquarters

The Forest at Night published a review of highlights from the Hope in the Face of Fear compilation. And they had nice things to say about Bornwithhair's contribution: "Everything I love in avant-garde, in one philosophy — and praxis — heavy track... Do I know what I'm hearing? Absolutely not. Do I love it? You're goddamn right I do." — The Forest At Night

"Radical Moon is one of the most unsettling (and compelling) avant garde releases heard in some time... This is a record that requires (and deserves) repeat listens." — Astral Noize

"This is a record where free-form guitar leads dance over colossal riffs and primitive, almost minimalist percussion. Vocals range from growls to dramatic spoken word to theatric shrieks, all adding up to create a dizzying, bewildering whole." — The Sound Not The Word

"This is the very definition of avant garde... Elements of noise, extreme metal, industrial with free form guitars, spoken word, growls and other fractured sounds... Well worth exploring." — Uncle Les Talks Music

"It’s perplexing and something that really will divide opinion but you have to admire Bornwithhair’s risk-taking." — Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life

"Throughout the record vocals are growled, spoken, sung, and shrieked over a variety of clashing noises reminiscent of Throbbing Gristle with more of a focus on metal... The production on the album is 100% DIY and to their credit sounds fantastic." — Alternative Control


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VIDEO

We released our first music video on New Year's Day, 2020. It's for the song 'Nonemaker' off of our debut album, Radical Moon. The footage is entirely comprised of vintage government films about radiation and the testing of atomic weapons... appropriate for a song about Robert Oppenheimer.

NONEMAKER