Full of Hell and Nothing Ready Collaborative Album 'When No Birds Sang'

Watch a video for closing track "Spend the Grace" before its December arrival

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Oct 11, 2023

Full of Hell and Nothing have joined forces for a collaborative LP. The bands will share When No Birds Song on December 1 via Closed Casket Activities.

Coming together after being on concert bills and festival lineups with one another throughout the 2010s, Nothing and Full of Hell recorded the six-song When No Birds Sang with producer Will Putney.

The collaborative album follows Full of Hell's 2021 outing Garden of Burning Apparitions, which Exclaim! called a "glorious whirlwind of extreme music," and Nothing's 2020 LP The Great Dismal, which we deemed a "modern shoegaze classic."

Of breaking free of genre confines together, Nothing's Domenic "Nicky" Palermo shares, "Both Full of Hell and Nothing deal with the same genre-phobia. We've been called any style you can think of, but we're both simply intent on making soul crushers."

"We're beyond limiting ourselves to a genre," Full of Hell's Dylan Walker adds. "There aren't any rules, but there's clearly an identity. No matter what Nothing does, I can tell it's them. We're meeting in the middle where it's lush and beautiful, but also sad and ugly if you look closely at it. Out of mutual respect, we just decided to go for it."

First to arrive from the album is devastating closing track "Spend the Grace," complete with a video you can watch below from directors Mike Martinez and Tyler Way.

"In our endless quest to navigate the profound intricacies of reality, we often encounter a significant challenge: the limitations of language," the two share of their visual. "However in those decisive moments, when individuals are confronted with the choice of determining their own paths versus succumbing to external influences, a remarkable opportunity can unfold. Within a fleeting instant, liberation can arise and a being can exist in one world while inhaling the essence of another."

Earlier this year, Full of Hell delivered a collaborative album with Primitive Man in Suffocating Hallucination. The band play Montreal and Toronto in November on a North American tour with END, Wake and Inter Arma.

Pre-order When No Birds Sang.

When No Birds Sang

1. Rose Tinted World
2. Like Stars in the Firmament
3. Forever Well
4. Wild Blue
5. When No Birds Sang
6. Spend the Grace

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