WAKE UP ON FIRE / NUX VOMICA – Split 12″
Release Date: August 2008
Pressing: 150 on clear/red haze vinyl, 350 on black vinyl
Status: Few color copies left, black vinyl SOLD OUT
A long time coming, this is a collaboration by two of the most intense bands to ever come out of Baltimore: WAKE UP ON FIRE, and NUX VOMICA. Now defunct, WAKE UP ON FIRE were known for their immensely heavy cello-laden doom crust, mixing clean-channel atmospherics with tribal drumming and searing guitars. These tracks are both faster and heavier than their debut LP on Torture Garden, and serve as a nice conclusion to the band’s active history.
NUX VOMICA return off the heels of their ASR debut LP “A Civilized World,” and deliver a complex mix of crust, epic metal, and clean-channel post-rock/drone. Both groups have managed to evade easy categorization, and this release is certainly no exception. Cover art by Little Debee.