Linnéa Olsson’s Maggot Heart is back with their sophomore album. The Swedish guitarist/songwriter and her band have become a much talked about force in the underground the last few years with their extensive touring (alongside Earthless and Voivod among others), cross-over hard rock sound, and punk ethos.
The city as a throbbing organism is one of the fundamental themes of Maggot Heart, explored in several songs on City Girls (2017) and Dusk to Dusk (2018). On Mercy Machine (2020), the machinery of night runs on the steam of many bodies. Locked inside a prison of flesh the spirit will not soar, only in unity with the body can divine alchemy be achieved. Mercy Machine is a ferocious rock album about sex, death and the pursuit of freedom, which may or may not appeal to fans of Voivod, The Stooges and The Jesus Lizard.
The upcoming album will be released by RAPID EYE RECORDS, which is a new and independent record label based in Berlin. Formed by Linnéa and Ricky (Swamp Booking), the label’s aim is to create a curated platform for underground music, to support independent artistry and to inspire and connect.
Mercy Machine will be out on July 10, 2020 and will be available in LP/CD/Digital format. Keep an eye on upcoming news!