The monolithic collaboration between industrial-noise post-everything bands Uniformand The Body continues with a second entry, Everything That Dies Someday Comes Back. Comprised of an amalgam of abrasive influence that spans Swans-y dirge and purge, Whitehouse’s clenched-jaw noise, middle-period Ministry’s penchant for metallic post-industrial everything, New Order’s nose for melodic emotionality, and Juicy J-inspired beats, Uniform and The Body‘s approach delves deeper down the rabbit hole than before, igniting a sonic world of terror and bliss poised to grip the throats of fans yet again.

Today they’ve shared the album’s lead track “Penance” which Uniform‘s Michael Berdan explains, “has to do with an ongoing attempt to hold oneself to a higher standard than you did yesterday. Human beings are bound to mess up as often as not, which can lead to either teachable experiences or nihilistic resign. I grew up surrounded by religious types who could act like monsters six days out of the week as long as they were willing to say

‘sorry’ to some priest and pray a rosary on the seventh. Continuing in malicious behavior and demanding arbitrary absolution is a garbage way to live. However, if we take account of where we’ve done harm to others and ourselves and endeavor to learn and not repeat these actions, then maybe we can grow into empathetic and loving people.”


Much like the collective’s bombastic debut, Everything was built over a series of collaborative sessions with Seth Manchester at Machines with Magnets in Rhode Island, mixing industrial-influenced synths, squalls of harsh noise, manipulated guitar, oodles of samples along with hard rock-inspired riffs, saccharine pop, and the alternately antagonistic and harrowing vocals of Michael Berdan and Chip King. The result is nine tracks of ear-bleeding and confrontational fury with defined moments of beauty that bring to mind equal parts No Trend, Merzbow, and Information Society while forging a path that is distinctly their own.

Everything That Dies Someday Comes Back is specifically culled from the immortal Bruce Springsteen effort Nebraska, joining a long line of literary and cinematic references that pepper the album. And while the title is specific to that lyric, the sentiment also ties into author James Elroy and his notion that closure is an illusion, a conclusion found in his 1996 effort ‘My Dark Places’. Dealing with tragic loss is never a closed book, and the details, circumstances, and inherent emotions that surround coping never end, they just morph into something else, only to rear their ugly head again later in life.

The collaboration between the two bands was built upon mutual admiration for each other’s work, which led to bonds of friendship. After the release of the debut collaborative effort, Uniform released the critically praised The Long Walk and embarked on a smash tour with Deafheaven and Drab Majesty, while The Body released the widely acclaimed I Have Fought Against It, But I Can’t Any Longer and took to the road for their own successful and extensive North American tour. The demand for the collaboration eventually necessitated a U.S. jaunt, pairing the collective for rare dates with Author & Punisher and Street Sects on both coasts. It was on those dates that the bands started to plant the seeds for what would become Everything That Dies Someday Comes Back.

Uniform/The Body current tour plans. Everything That Dies Someday Comes Back will be released August 16 as part of Sacred Bones’ Alliance Series. A new CD edition, also out August 16, will include both Uniform & The Bodycollaborative albums – Mental Wounds Not Healing and Everything That Dies in their entirety — for more info and to pre-order go here.

Uniform & The Body

Everything That Dies Someday Comes Back

Sacred Bones

August 16, 2019

Pre-order Here

1 – Gallows in Heaven

2 – Not Good Enough

3 – Vacancy

4 – Patron Saint of Regret

5 – Penance

6 – All This Bleeding

7 – Day of Atonement

8 – Waiting for the End of the World

9 – Contempt

Uniform Live Dates:

07/06: Groningen, Netherlands – Vera

07/07: Leper, Belgium – Leper Fest

07/09: Malmo, Sweden – Plan B

07/10: Stockholm, Sweden – Hus 7

07/11: Anyksciai, Lithuania – Devilstone Festival

07/12: Kutná Hora, Czech Republic – Creepy Teepee Festival

07/13L St. Petersburg, Russia – Serdce Club $

07/14: Moscow, Russia – Pluton $

07/16: Bratislava, Slovakia – Protokultura

07/17: Kosice, Slovakia – Collosseum Club

07/18: Ostrava, Czech Republic – Colors Of Ostrava Festival

07/19: Berlin, Germany – Kantine Berghain

07/20: Den Haag, Netherlands – Grauzone Summer Festival

07/21: Bristol, UK – Crofters Rights +

07/22: Hull, UK – The Polar Bear +

07/23: Leeds, UK – Temple Of Boom +

07/24: Cardiff, UK – The Moon +

07/25: London, UK – Electrowerkz +

07/26: Paris, France – Espace B

07/27: Bamberg, Germany – Pizzini

07/28: Rokycany, Czech Republic – Fluff Fest

08/19: San Diego, CA – Casbah *

08/20: Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar *

08/22: San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger *

08/23: Austin, TX – Barracuda *

08/24: Denton, TX – Rubber Gloves *

08/25: Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall *

08/26: New Orleans, LA – Poor Boys

08/27: Birmingham, Alabama – The Firehouse

08/29: Tallahassee, FL – Wilbury

08/30: Tampa, FL – Orpheum *

08/31: Gainesville, FL – High Dive *

09/01: Atlanta, GA – Masquerade *

09/03: Nashville, TN – Exit/In*

09/04: Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel *

09/07: Washington, DC – Black Cat *

09/08: Jersey City, NJ – White Eagle Hall*

09/10: Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere *

09/11: Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club *

09/12: Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall *

09/14: Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace *

09/15: Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme*

09/17: Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall *

09/18: St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall *

09/20: Denver, CO – Marquis Theater *

09/21: Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall*

09/23 Seattle, WA – Neumos *

09/24: Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge *

09/26: San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall *

09/27: San Jose, CA – The Ritz *

09/28: Camarillo, CA – Rock City *

09/29: Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex *

$ w/ Thou

+ w/ Bad Breeding

* w/ Boris

The Body Live Dates:

07/04: Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival #

07/05: Kassel, Germany – Goldgrube *

07/06: Leipzig, Germany – Conne Island *

07/08: Prague, Czech Republic – Modra Vopice *

07/09: Budapest, Hungary – Durer Kert *

07/10: Munich, Germany – Backstage !

07/11: Paris, France – Gibus #

07/12: London, United Kingdom – The Dome #

07/13: Dour, Belgium – Dour Festival #

07/15: Nijmegen, Netherlands – Valkhof Festival *

07/16: Berlin, Germany – Zukunft Am Ostkreuz *

07/17: Oberhausen, Germany – Drucklufthaus %

07/18: Crispendorf, Germany – Chaos Descends Festival

07/20: Birmingham, United Kingdom – Supersonic Festival

07/21: Sheffield, United Kingdom – Doomlines V

07/22: Glasgow, United Kingdom – Broadcast %

07/23: Manchester, United Kingdom – Soup Kitchen %

07/24: Bristol, United Kingdom – Rough Trade %

07/26: Moscow, Russia – Mutabor

07/27: St Petersburg, Russia – Opera

07/28: Rokycany, Czech Republic – Fluff Festival

07/29: Milan, Italy – Macao %

07/30: Bologna, Italy – Freakout Club %

07/31: Linz, Austria – Kapu %

08/01: Kosice, Slovakia – Tabacka Kulturfabrik %

08/02: Katowice, Poland – OFF Festival

09/05: Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge

09/06: Denver, CO – Denver Hex at Lost Lake Lounge

09/07: Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room

09/13: Providence, RI – Columbus Theatre ^

09/14: Hudson, NY – Basilica Soundscape ^

09/15: Brooklyn, NY – The Bell House ^

^ w/ Assembly of Light

# Collab set with Full Of Hell

* w/ Full Of Hell

! w/ Full Of Hell and Napalm Death

% w/ Black To Comm

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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