THE RODEO IDIOT ENGINE «Malaise»November 23th 2015 · LP, CD, Digital · THRT051
"Bayonne-based quintet THE RODEO IDIOT ENGINE have been nothing but unstoppable since their very first steps in 2009, tirelessly sculpting a signature sound torn between the most abrasive sides of chaotic hardcore, post-metal or screamo. After gaining a growing reputation all over Europe due to their 250 staggering, seizure-inducing live shows, the band returned to Amaury Sauvé's studio in Laval during summer 2015 to track «Malaise», their third full-length and follow-up to 2013's «Consequences».
While most acts tend to soften with age, the band's work has only become darker over the years. Opener "Le Parfum" sets the tone, with merciless, spasmodic rhythms morphing into bleak, slow-paced heaviness and emotionally-charged vocals screamed to the breaking point. From the straight-up barrage of grinding yet melodic tracks ("Carrying Icons", "Final Relief") to more downtempo, menacing ones ("Syngue Sabour", "Thousand Of Nails"), «Malaise» is a dense album with rich atmospheres and structures. On these nine tracks THE RODEO IDIOT ENGINE's trademark sound has turned more expressive, resulting in nothing but the band's strongest material to date."
— Recorded and mixed by Amaury Sauvé at La Senelle/The Apiary, Laval
— Mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East Mastering, Boston
— Artwork photos by Louis Triol
01. Le Parfum
02. Carrying Icons
03. Passing Daemons
04. Syngue Sabour
05. Je Me Noierai
08. Final Relief
09. Thousand Of Nails
200 x ultraclear vinyl
300 x black vinyl
65 x black test presses
THE RODEO IDIOT ENGINE «Consequences»September 15th 2013 · LP, Digital · THRT036
"After having spent a good part of the last two years delivering spasmodic live shows all across Europe, Basque-based THE RODEO IDIOT ENGINE have entered the studio with producer/sound engineer Amaury Sauvé (Birds In Row, Death Engine, As We Draw…) to record "Consequences", their deafening second full-length. Recorded live to keep the chaos and intensity of the band's physical live performances, these eleven tracks spread a wider, more personal sound, expanding their brutally crushing and discordant brand of hardcore to new horizons. Constantly switching between two-minute ear-blasting assaults that will make your adrenaline rush and slower, heavier tracks where the band explores a more oppressive atmosphere, "Consequences" shows a band that has matured and expanded it's musical vision, while sounding tighter and wilder than ever."
02. Life Sentence
04. Mass Grave
07. The Stake
09. Frozen Hearts
11. Behind The Scars
500 x white with black splatter vinyl
THE RODEO IDIOT ENGINE «Fools Will Crush The Crown»August 30th 2011 · LP, Digital · THRT014
"We’re not all born under same stars. While some grow up in utter and shitty boredom in a peaceful suburbean house, others come into being in a world where one diverts himself by releasing bulls in the streets and where the quick words for diplomacy are “ETA”. And this inevitably affects psychological development. The Basque of THE RODEO IDIOT ENGINE are the most obvious living proof or so to speak of this and after a first EP in 2010 (” The First Fall”) which had already triggered two European touring escapades for them and a wheelbarrow of first parts (Nadja, Kruger, Celeste…), the quintet climbs few stages in musical extremism with their first album “Fools Will Crush The Crown”. 28 minutes of brain drying which quite matches in brutality with The Chariot adding the close to epileptic technical patterns of The Dillinger Escape Plan in their beginnings, as much as the intensity of Shora most chaotic period mixed with the all-reaching over-achieved blackness of Celeste."
300 x black vinyl