Posted in metal on August 6, 2014

by Ian Chainey

An artist rendering of 'Kingnites diamondi' at its fossil unveiling
worm

Professor Mats E. Eriksson, a paleontologist, discovered a 420-million-year-old worm fossil and published a paper about it in 2012. Being the metal nut that he is, he named the worm Kingnites diamondi. (Question: Will King now play Give Me Your Soil... Please on his North American tour?) But the nerdity didn't stop there. Mats hooked up with Science Slam Sonic Explorers, which the barely coherent PR memo explains like this: "The SSSE group was formed in 2013 to bring published scientists together with published musicians, and combine their talents to create a new form of sound and visual art -- one that specialized in distilling complex scientific ideas into a language all could understand, set to music and complemented with visual art." Okay, so what does that mean for Kingnites diamondi?

How about At the Gates' Tomas "Tompa" Lindberg singing about the worm over tunes supplied by industrial BMers Invertia? Sure. That's exactly what I expected. Ohm Resistance have cobbled together an EP of material, including the song mentioned above, a take of Tompa reading the Kingnites diamondi paper's abstract, a death metal version from Denata, and a dubby remix pitting Invertia against Submerged. I'd hesitate to call it, you know, "good," but if your collection is made up of metal curios, it's now incomplete without this weird specimen.

Stream the EP below...

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Comments (7)

This website is on its last legz. They need to cover brunch to survive.

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | August 6, 2014 2:24 PM

^ you need to go pitch your shit on Gawker, finnoch

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2014 2:53 PM

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Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2014 3:33 PM

So when is the new atg record going to be out? Also, when are taake going to play st vitus? And what are primordial up to? Getting kvltic tattoos while running with the wolves? Will there ever be another discordance axis/ overcast/ bloodlet (entheogen-era) reunion? Questions, questions ...

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 1:06 AM

^lol@ sausage concerns

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 1:23 AM

Pearls before swine

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 8:22 AM

Pearls Before Swine

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 8:35 PM

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