Maggot Heart new album HUNGER to be released September 29th via Rapid Eye Records/Svart Records

Maggot Heart new album HUNGER to be released September 29th via Rapid Eye Records/Svart Records

8th August 2023 0 By Jon Deaux

Maggot Heart whet primal appetites on new album HUNGER. Berlin’s Rapid Eye Records, together with Finland’s Svart Records, deliver Maggot Heart’s third knock-out blow of innovative Post-Punk, due for release this coming September 29th.


Today, the band reveal a new track from their forthcoming album, satisfying our appetites with new single ‘This Shadow’ – a brooding, yet dynamic propulsion of noise, melody and expression.


“This song is both melancholic and euphoric, sometimes you don’t know if you’re feeling one or the other,” explains guitarist and singer Linnéa Olsson. “I actually had Courtney Love in mind, as in I wanted to write a chorus, she would be proud of! Maybe someone can play it to her and let us know? Either way, I think it’s kind of an undeniable song, very simple on the surface but quite complex underneath.


“The video was created by the absolute visionary Tekla Vali during some early hours in Helsinki. Tekla is really skilled in creating a unique world where her visual language speaks in tongues. And she made us look pretty cool, too.”

Maggot Heart, a crossover rock band based in Berlin, channels emotional alchemy through music. Consisting of guitarist and singer Linnéa Olsson, bassist Olivia Airey and drummer Uno Bruniusson, Maggot Heart refuse to be categorized. Originally from Sweden, Olsson formed Maggot Heart as a solo project in 2016, after carving a name for herself in bands like The Oath, Beastmilk/Grave Pleasures.


From detonating their initial underground break-out City Girls EP, Maggot Heart had the underground by the throat, palpitating the grapevine. With two critically acclaimed albums under their belt, the 2017 debut Dusk To Dusk to 2020’s Mercy Machine, Maggot Heart are not here to coast, they’re here to make waves. Musically compared to such diverse acts as Patti Smith, Sonic Youth, The Stooges, Killing Joke and Voivod, playing live with Earthless in the US, High on Fire and Amyl & The Sniffers in the EU along with several invitations to tread the hallowed stages of Roadburn Festival, Maggot Heart have been foaming-at-the-mouth road dogs. Now on their third album HUNGER, recorded in Berlin and mixed by the acclaimed American producer and engineer Ben Greenberg (Metz, Portrayal Of Guilt), Maggot Heart’s game is about to change.

HUNGER is the album where Maggot Heart’s finesse of their own fervor finds them standing on their own feral hind legs. Existing on a diet of her own determination, Olsson knows well what hunger means for the survivor. Olsson isn’t hungry, she embodies HUNGER. The album cover, a vulnerable portrait of strength.


No other band out there sounds like Maggot Heart. On HUNGER their bones are exposed, a hole where the rib used to be, the void staring back. Sink your teeth into HUNGER. Starvation has never sounded this vital.


Find Maggot Heart online HERE:


Pre-order HUNGER from Bandcamp HERE and from Svart Records HERE:


HUNGER track-listing:

1 Scandinavian Hunger

2 Nil by Mouth

3 LBD 

4 Archer

5 This Shadow

6 Looking Back at You

7 Concrete Soup

8 Parasite


Catch Maggot Heart live at the following dates:

EU dates:

07/09/2023 PL Lodz Summer Dying Loud Festival 

05/10/2023 DE Hamburg Hafenklang
06/10/2023 DE Bochum Die Trompete
07/10/2023 DE Berlin Urban Spree


UK dates:

11/11/2023 UK London The Black Heart 

US dates (with Messa):

Oct 17 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge
Oct 18 Hamden, CT Space Ballroom
Oct 19 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie
Oct 20 Washington. DC Comet Ping Pong
Oct 21 Cleveland, OH Beachland
Oct 22 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
Oct 23 Ypsilanti, MI Ziggy’s
Oct 24 Cincinnati, OH Woodward Theatre
Oct 25 Nashville, TN The Cobra
Oct 26 Atlanta, GA The Earl
Oct 27 Orlando, FL Will’s Pub
Oct 28 Miami, FL Gramps
Oct 30 New Orleans Gasa Gasa
Nov 1 Denton, TX Rubber Gloves
Nov 2 Austin, TX The Lost Well
Nov 5 San Diego, CA Brick by Brick
Nov 7 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
Nov 8 Los Angeles, CA Zebulon 

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