The Ditch and the Delta

Hives in Decline Hives in Decline

Marketing Highlights

  • Debut release for Prosthetic Records
  • Great early support from Decibel Magazine, Hellbound, Ninehertz, The Sludgelord, Brutalitopia, Skulls N Bones and more
  • Tons of past and upcoming regional touring in target markets!
  • Prior tons w/Call Of The Void, Lord Dying, Eagle Twin, Iceburn, The Sword, Kowloon Walled City, Castle, The Atlas Moth, Kayo Dot, Dust Moth and more
  • Engineered by Andy Patterson of Subrosa
  • Trending on BANDCAMP w/early support
  • Featured premiere w/BRAVE WORDS
  • ONLINE advertising campaign
  • Service across the board to Commercial Specialty and College METAL Radio
  • New Release discounts available during solicitation
  • Features a swarm of guest solos by Gentry Densley (Eagle Twin, Iceburn)

  • "hits like a ton of bricks." - Decibel Magazine

  • "their mixture of mathematically progressive Neurosis infused sludge, is a breathtakingly fresh heavy infusion of all the best elements of many of your favorite bands." - The Sludgelord

Bio

THE DITCH AND THE DELTA formed out of three friends of nearly fifteen years. While guitarist/vocalist Elliot Secrist and drummer Charles Bogus have played in bands together sporadically over that span of time, it was the addition of bassist/vocalist Kory Quist that solidified the band and their sound. The sound is huge an oppressively heavy, and while often lumped into the doom category, NoEcho.net compares their sound to, “Neurosis as a stripped down, noise rock outfit,” and Hellbound calls it, “a sludgy doom that incorporates many different influences such as noise music and progressive metal. One may hear early Melvins or Eyehategod one minute and the next hear Intronaut or even Pure-era Godflesh sounds coming from their headphones… one might enjoy a post-rock or metal intro similar to any great Neurosis song and later headbang along to another hypnotic riff that leads into a fusion of say the Atlas Moth meets Fugazi.”

Within their first year, THE DITCH AND THE DELTA had released the four-song We Rust EP to glowing reviews at Decibel, Hellbound, and No Echo, among others, and toured the western US. They have shared the stage with, Call Of The Void, Lord Dying, Eagle Twin, Iceburn, The Sword, Kowloon Walled City, Castle, The Atlas Moth, Kayo Dot, and Dust Moth to name a few, and supported Subrosa on a leg of one of their tours.

The devil is in the details with THE DITCH AND THE DELTA. The expanded harmony and tension, as well as the unique rhythms are, in part, due to Secrist’s studies and degree in Jazz Composition. The band calls their brand of sludgy/noise/doom, “Big Riff”. Employing different tunings, and modal centers, every song the band writes manages to avoid many of the usual doom trappings of excessive feedback, static harmony, and pentatonic riffs. The lyrical content deals with everyday life and the constant suppression and alienation that comes with it. Three men from Mormon-dominated Utah are bound to have a lot of resentment and disdain for the mono culture they exist in daily.

Tracklist

1. Hives in Decline
2. Fuck on Asphalt
3. Sleeping Dogs
4. Dry Land
5. Till Body Quits
6. Mud
7. Dread Spectacle

For Fans Of

Mastodon
Black Sabbath
Neurosis

Home Market

Salt Lake City, UT - USA

Album Details

Artist

The Ditch and the Delta

Album Title

Hives in Decline

Street Date

09/08/2017

Order Due Date

08/11/2017

Discount

5% (ends 09/14/2017)

Genre

Rock/Metal

Label

Prosthetic

Parent Label

Prosthetic Records

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD13

UPC

656191030922

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

PROS103092

Album Details

Artist

The Ditch and the Delta

Album Title

Hives in Decline

Preorder Date

07/28/2017

Street Date

09/08/2017

Genre

Rock/Metal

Label

Prosthetic

Parent Label

Prosthetic Records

Configuration

Digital Audio Longplay

UPC

656191930925

Tour Dates

Bandsintown