After seven long years, numerous mind-bending demos, eps, and splits, and a litany of tours criss-crossing the United States and Europe, Richmond, Virginia’s best kept secret THE CATALYST offer up their first full length album, Swallow Your Teeth, a noisy, mathy, spacey, heavy, feedback-soaked behemoth of sonic destruction. Still channeling a wide range of hardcore, punk, grunge, noise rock, and sludge influences and not afraid to show their love for NIRVANA, FUGAZI, SONIC YOUTH, THE JESUS LIZARD, BORN AGAINST and most of the AMPHETAMINE REPTILE back catalog, Swallow Your Teeth displays the band’s creative prowess and power fully matured and realized.
Swallow Your Teeth was recorded and mixed in May 2009 by Steve Roche (Off Minor) and mastered by Carl Saff (Young Widows). Painter and friend Raymond Klecker, who did the artwork for the band’sMarianas Trench EP, created cover artwork for the album.The LP comes packaged in a full color jacket with a full color inner sleeve and is available for order on three colorways:
300 Grimace Purple
300 Bloody Mary Red w/ Black Mix