Vienna, Austria based Progressive Sludge quartet Chorosia has unveiled the official video for the first single “Hands, Switchblades, And Vile Vortices” taken from their upcoming new EP “Stray Dogs,” set to release on September 15, 2023 via Grazil Records and Kvlt und Kaos Productions. Watch the video through the YouTube player below:
The band comments: “Stray Dogs are coming! Our new EP, Stray Dogs is coming on September 15th via Grazil Records and Kvlt und Kaos Productions! We’ve poured our hearts and souls into this one and are so stoked to share it with you all. Embracing our DIY approach, once again we’ve taken full control of the production process to ensure an authentic representation of our sound. The astonishing artwork was done by none other than Orion Landau who you might know for his amazing work for Yob, Inter Arma, Russian Circles, Red Fang, and many others! Our minds are blown and yours will be too.
Get a taste of what’s to come with Hands, Switchblades, And Vile Vortices and make sure to pre-order it via our Bandcamp. More news coming soon, wishing you all a fantastic day!”
Chorosia is a Prog/Post-Sludge Metal band hailing from Vienna, Austria. The band was founded in 2017 by Anto Pranjić (guitars/vocals), Florian Zeus (guitars), Christian Umkehrer (bass), and Gregory Reinig (drums). Already the following year, in May 2018, Chorosia independently released their first album. The self-titled debut was welcomed with positive reviews by various underground music critics, some even naming it an honorable mention for the metal album of the year.
After doing a number of local dates to promote the album which included playing before or after various well-known names such as Crowbar, Dopelord, Yob, Neurosis, Black Tusk, and The Skull and a self-booked 8-day tour through southern Europe in 2019, Chorosia released their sophomore studio effort entitled “A Call To Love” via Grazil Records. “A Call To Love” marked the band’s departure from the Traditional Sludge sound into a more Experimental ground. Combining elements of Sludge, Doom, Grind, and even Folk Music, online critics often struggled to put a genre tag to the album. Instead, they praised it for its creativity, weirdness, and even strange beauty.
The band’s third studio endeavor, EP entitled “Stray Dogs,” deepens the experimental efforts. It’s a 35-minute Prog/Post-Sludge odyssey that pushes the envelope of the genre. The band’s signature blend of compelling instrumentation and growling vocals consumes the listener by the raw power of its transformative intensity. Set to release on September 15, 2023 via Grazil Records and Kvlt und Kaos Productions, Chorosia’s “Stray Dogs” is set to be their most successful release yet. Save the date and brace for impact!
01. Stray Dogs
02. The Shrike (Fire Assault)
05. Hands, Switchblades, And Vile Vortices