Frenzal Rhomb

Frenzal Rhomb Drop New Video; The Cup Of Pestilence LP Out April 7 Via Fat Wreck Chords

Frenzal Rhomb
Photo by Michael Dallinger

It’s been a cold and dark six years, but don’t worry, Frenzal Rhomb is back! On April 7th, the band will release their tenth full-length, The Cup Of Pestilence! The album boasts 19 songs and was recorded, mixed, and mastered at The Blasting Room in Fort Collins, Colorado.

You can get your first dose of their infectious, punk rock antics, with their lead single, “Where Drug Dealers Take Their Kids.” Check out their video below, pre-order the album, and grab a bundle item while you can. For all the digital punx out there, this pre-save link is for you.

It’s the all-new Dark Ages! Of archaic snake oils and occult alchemy, turning horse drugs into fool’s gold, and otherwise worldly townsfolk into the village idiot.

But all is not lost, dear vassal, dear patron, for who is that doth march o’er the crest of yon hill, battle-scarred armor reflecting back the sun of a brand new day?

It’s Frenzal Rhomb’s new album, The Cup Of Pestilence! Drink long and deep of its zest. Its lifegiving succor. It’s mad riffs. I’ll probably stop with the weird medieval stuff now.

We’ve done a new album! Our tenth! It took us a while because, you know, *gestures everywhere*, but we did it. Written in our houses, mostly during the pandemic, demoed at The Pet Food Factory, and recorded, mixed, and mastered at The Blasting Room in Fort Collins, Colorado in the year of our lord 2022, by Bill Stevenson, Jason Livermore, Andrew Berlin, Chris Beeble and a cast of other people who look better in chainmail than we do. Art by Glenno and his beautiful warped mind.

Nineteen songs full of the characters and slightly discomforting ideas you’ve come to love or at least put up with from us. The stories of good times, beloved friends, and slightly less-friendly types (“Where Drug Dealers Take Their Kids,” “The Wreckage, “Lane Way Dave,”” I Think My Neighbour Is Trying To Kill Me” for example), the tales of enlightenment through recreational substances of “Dog Tranquiliser” and “Thought It Was Yoga But It Was Ketamine,” and some great budgetary ideas for a cash-strapped household, with songs such as Instant Coffee and Gravox, the latter a Paul Kelly classic updated for the time-poor sous-chef in the kitchen at Christmas. Also, an unusually large number of animal references. And an a cappella choir that’s just Jason. We contain multitudes. 

And we also contain a serious number of hot riffs and licks, brilliant bass lines, and devastating drum bits that we all definitely got in one take. (Actually, Gordy did get most of it in about one take. He’s a busy man).

The Cup Of Pestilence, the new album by Frenzal Rhomb, is out now! Or maybe just a song or two is out now. I can’t remember what I’m writing this for. It’s been a long six years.

Frenzal Rhomb is Jason Whalley, Gordy Forman, Michael Dallinger, and Lindsay McDougall. (that’s not us on the album cover)





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