February 19, 2020

When we invited Lingua Ignota and Full of Hell to be our dual artists in residence for Roadburn 2020, we had no idea that the collaboration they’d been working on behind the scenes since 2017 was due to surface. Kristin Hayter, Full of Hell’s Dylan Walker, and The Body’s Lee Buford joined forces under the banner of Sightless Pit and are now days away from releasing their debut album, Grave of a Dog.

There will be a special, limited edition version of the album available exclusively at Roadburn – scroll down for a sneak peek – so you’ve got some options; pre-order now to hold this beast in your hands immediately, or wait til April and get the beautiful grey colour-way at the festival. Of Full of Hell’s upcoming performances, the Roadburn vinyl variant, and indeed this album premiere, Dylan Walker told us:

“Roadburn Festival has represented underground art in it’s purest form since day 1. I have always looked to them to see how a festival should be curated and run, and I’m so honored to be involved so deeply with the fest this year.”

In many ways, Grave of a Dog is exactly what you’d expect from three of the US underground’s most innovative and experimental musicians. And yet, it still manages to push a few new boundaries, explore a few more darkened corners and annihilate a few pre-conceptions along the way. The pulsating claustrophobia of these eight songs embodies suffocating hopelessness, a sonic swathe of sorrow and desolation. You don’t have to take our word for it, of course – you can dive headfirst into this particular sightless pit below.

Sightless Pit – Grave of a Dog is released via Thrill Jockey on February 21. Order here.

Becky Laverty / February 2020