I’m not surprised that one of America’s most vile and filthy sludge bands has come up with this maggot-infested visual! The new FISTULA video for their song “Morgue Attendant” is way fucking beyond gross and twisted. The disturbing things you are about to see go hand in hand with the kick ass jam these audio dealers sludge-filled hate are laying down! I’m worried there is something wrong with me, because I really dig this video – thanks be to King Of The Witches for working with FISTULA to make this a reality! FISTULA’s new LP Longing For Infection, which comes out on 7/15/2016, can be pre-ordered HERE! Our homie Jason Barnett handled the art for their new album cover, and it looks fucking unreal. Hey all of you EU sludge heads – peep their tour dates below, because FISTULA will be infecting your country soon!
“I feel that the music of FISTULA is at its best when we’re at our worst. After the whole Northern Aggression/Vermin Prolificus lineup imploded, Corey and I were in a tough spot. Corey enlisted long-time friend Buddy Peel and Jeff Sullivan to join on bass and drums respectively, ‘Morgue Attendant’ was the first song they arranged together. Inspired by a ton of shitty Akron weed and watching Maximum Overdrive, the song came together quick. Around this time, this total deviant in Cincinnati had admitted to raping 100’s of corpses over his 16 year career in the morgue… crack binges, malt liquor, necrophilia… this guy had to be the subject of a FISTULA song.
When we came back with a setlist, we were opening with ‘Ohio Death Toll Rising’ from the Goat EP. Goat was a concept record based on Cleveland serial killer Anthony Sowell. (Click here for more info about the Goat EP, including the limited edition vinyl containing soil obtained from Sowell’s ‘House of Horrors’). ‘Ohio Death Toll Rising’ contained a bunch of audio samples taken from news coverage of Sowell’s heinous crimes at the end of the song, I always dug how effective it was… painted a vivid picture of what had actually happened there. I started sifting through the news reports and found the perfect excerpt to set up the ‘Morgue Attendant’ lyrics Corey and I came up with in all their raunchy glory. The song had to be completely over the top… just as crazy as the story clipped from the newspaper headlines…
We knew this song would be perfect for a music video. Whore Church put together an incredible video for ‘Harmful Situation’ a couple years ago… set the bar really high. They recommended that we contact cult vhs manipulators King Of The Witches. They were totally excited about the opportunity and came up with video that tells the ‘Morgue Attendant’ story perfectly. So… in all it’s gruesome glory…. THE MORGUE ATTENDANT!”