Premiere: Oxygen Destroyer – “The Plague Spreading Horror From 20,000 Fathoms”
If you’ve spent any amount of time on this here Toilet, Oxygen Destroyer will need very little introduction. W. and Brendan Corsair have both talked about them at length, and I’d be surprised if we had any readers left who haven’t given Bestial Manifestations of Malevolence and Death a spin or two. It’s pure sonic violence that pays homage to a bygone era of kaiju films, going beyond the spectacle of the monster battles and examining the themes these movies explore in their lyrics. All this is to say that if you have any affinity for thrash, giant monsters, and the combination of the two, you’re going to love today’s premiere. The band’s Lord Kaiju has some insight on “The Plague Spreading Horror From 20,000 Fathoms:”
“This song is a tribute to one of the best giant monster movies ever made, The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms. Released in 1953, this was one of the first films in the genre to deal with themes involving the horrors of atomic weaponry. It would make atomic age sci-fi a norm in the 1950s, inspiring other classics such as Godzilla and Them. The film depicts a fictional dinosaur called Rhedosaurus, who spends millions of years frozen in the Arctic circle, and is freed by an atomic bomb blast. The film’s incredible stop motion effects look great to this day and were done by Ray Harryhausen, who also did the effects for classic films like the original Clash of the Titans, Jason and the Argonauts, and the Sinbad Trilogy. This song represents New York’s destruction in the film and the blast beats symbolize the wrath and terror of the beast! I’ve wanted to pay tribute to this awesome movie for a long time. Hope you all enjoy!””
Sinister Monstrosities Spawned by the Unfathomable Ignorance of Mankind (whew) releases on August 27th, available via Bandcamp, where you can also check out another new track. You can snag it on vinyl through Redefining Darkness and on cassette from Headsplit Records.