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Formed in the Fall of 2015 by two-thirds of now defunct punk/metal ensemble arbogast, also part of the Nefarious Industries family, MINE COLLAPSE picks things up where arbogast left off, with Aaron Roemig and Mike Rataj continuing a nearly decade-long collaborating streak. Roemig and Rataj hurl a ten ton mass of experience onto the Chicago music scene with their newest endeavor—having served time in other Chicago notables Lord (Asian Man Records), Modern Advances (Baldy Longhair Records), Retro Morning, and Still Machine. Rounding out the sound on the EP and live is Ed Sanches-Gomes, the mastermind behind the Latinoamericano Shoegaze project, Umbra Sum (Acuarela Records).
On their self-titled debut, MINE COLLAPSE delves into a uniquely heavy, jagged, sludge-punk sound featuring reverb-soaked vocals. Clocking in at twenty-two minutes, the four-song EP shows layers of frantic noise rock and doom riffage stacked atop Rataj’s signature jazz-infused pummeling drum style. Influences range from contemporary heavy bands — think Torche, QOTSA, Don Caballero, Boris and The Austerity Program — to old-school nineties AmRep bands à la Helmet, Jesus Lizard, and Unsane.
"Four tracks of kick-ass metallic hardcore […] continually expanding and contracting, tides washing over everything and drifting back out to sea, over and over. The songs seem to keep swirling around in a frenzy, like a musical circle-pit." - Valley Of Steel
"This EP is ridiculously awesome. It’s like a combo of hardcore with some post(-) stuff thrown in. The vocals are like classic hardcore style a la Modern Life Is War but the music is very rich with detail and has some great depth to it. This Chicago act has impressed me thoroughly with such a strong release..." - Heavy Blog Is Heavy
"Chicago, IL's Mine Collapse are bound to cause a cave in or two with their raucous blend of punk, sludge and noise rock. Take for instance their song "Zeroed" (being heard for the first time right here) from the band's pending July 22nd release via Nefarious Industries, Mine Collapse, it's as chaotic as it is organized, as jarring as it is soothing. " - PureGrainAudio