Melbourne’s The Gloom in The Corner return with new single “Violence”, the first of a series of standalone singles.
“Violence”, is the first track for 2020 for the band and is under their brand new agreement with Collision Course.
The Gloom In The Corner are a concept band exploring the depths of human melancholy through a vessel of their own creation. Their previous instalment in the saga of fictional government organisation known as the Sect, “Flesh & Bones”, depicted the band’s dark, heavy and operatic voyage through misery, woe and misanthropy.
“Violence” serves as a hymn for the demonic entity known as a ‘Gloom’, an entity focused solely on causing barbaric cruelty and destruction to those in its path with little remorse. Stepping away from the main story told throughout the band’s career, “Violence” focuses on giving the listener a view on what the Gloom entity is – on a base level.
Co-produced by The Gloom and the Corner and Jamie Marinos (who also engineered the track) and Mixed & Mastered by Jeff Dunne, “Violence” represents a Mantra/Chant for The Glooms (A soldier of hell/a member of a cult of violence – characters in an ongoing narrative that has pervaded their music releases to date). The full story to date can be found here.
The cover art for the single (the first of 3 parts) was unveiled on “Maundy Thursday”, the celebration of the day that the ‘Last Supper’ was meant to have happened. The cover art depicts the left-hand side of what will become a mural – depicting a ‘Last Supper’ for The Glooms. When the three-song cycle in 2020 is complete, a twist ending will be revealed, leaving a cliffhanger for what will follow for the band and the narrative of The Glooms.
The past few years have been a meteoric rise for the band, where they performed at Bigsound 2019, at Unify Gathering 2020, won the triple j unearthed competition to play Download 2020 Melbourne (that was unfortunately cancelled), and then took out a spot on The Faction’s Hardest 100 of 2019 with their song “Misanthropic”. In their time as a band, The Gloom in The Corner have performed with The Plot In You, Chelsea Grin, Born of Osiris, Architects and Polaris.