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.
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
"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
We're a metal band. Some people say we're avant-garde. We're fine with that, though really we're just telling stories through a medium that sounds good cranked up. Check out our albums and singles, and let us know what you think.
We released our first music video on New Year's Day, 2020. We're looking to do more with video and would welcome suggestions from video artists. In the meantime, check out what we've done, leave a comment, and share.