Electro alt rockers The Rabid Whole – aka Toronto’s 21st century, high-energy, orgasmic-punch-in-the-face-and-leave-you-wanting-more-rock band are proud to announce the release of their second full-length album, “Refuge“, on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 on Boonsdale Records.
Recorded and produced by Karl Schubach (Misery Signals, Solace), mixed by Dave Ogilvie (Jakalope, Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson) and mastered by Noah Mintz (Broken Social Scene, Death From Above 1979), “Refuge” was written amidst a flurry of changes in The Rabid Whole’s line-up and sound, showcasing growth and an evident pushing of boundaries when compared to the band’s 2009 debut release, “Autraumaton”.
“The new album is an obvious shift in direction/sound/subject matter… we have settled more into our own sound and the themes of the album are easy to relate to, the energy is up, the drumming is more intense, the guitars are louder, soft parts are softer and the electronics are much more noticeable,” says vocalist / guitarist Andreas Weiss. “The Rabid Whole is providing an exit, an honest and refreshing alternative to the bullshit we’ve been fed and it’s noticeable. Anyone that hears what we’ve come up with is hopefully going to have a hard time ignoring it.”
First single stream – “Future”
April 27, 2012 – Bovine Sex Club – Toronto, ON (CD RELEASE SHOW) w/ Raised Emotionally Dead + Ogenix
May 25, 2012 – Cafe Chaos, Montreal, QC w/Ogenix
May 26, 2012 – Le Magog, Sherbrooke, QC w/Ogenix