Six years since their self-titled debut, the trans-Atlantic d-beat/crust/punk project Split Cranium will return with their sophomore album I’m The Devil and I’m OK.
Guitarist/vocalist Aaron Turner (SUMAC, Old Man Gloom) and guitarist Jussi Lehtisalo (from legendary Finnish shapeshifters Circle) are joined by Faith Coloccia (keyboards/vocals – Mamiffer, Mara), Nate Newton (bass – Converge, Doomriders) and Tomi Leppänen (drums – Circle, K-X-P) making I’m The Devil and I’m OK simultaneously more sonically rounded and more visceral and vicious than the band’s debut album. “We wanted to make a record that was less straightforward than the first one,” Aaron Turner says. “Jussi loves melody and I love dissonance and noise, so that is probably the healthy creative contrast that made this record what it is.”
Ahead of I’m the Devil and I’m OK‘s May 25th release via Ipecac, Split Cranium have unleashed the album’s brutal first single, a ruthless reinterpretation of the Discharge template on “Evil Hands”. Listen below!
I’m the Devil and I’m OK tracklist and artwork:
1. Evil Hands
2. The Age of Embitterment
3. Wet Shadow
4. Ingurgitated Liquids
5. Whirling Dusk
6. Pain of Innocence
7. Blood Boiler
8. Death Bed – The Yellow Room
9. Heavy Daughter
10. I’m the Devil and I’m OK
I’m the Devil and I’m OK is due out May 25th via Ipecac Recordings and is available for pre-order here.