Aseethe have announced their new album The Cost, out on June 21st. The Cost is an album shadowed by devastating losses, a visceral study in aftermaths, centered around how life moves forward after personal and universal traumas. Along with the album’s announcement, the band has shared first single “Last Time I Do Anything For a Fucking Friend Ever”, a perfect encapsulation of the different directions Aseethe skillfully navigate over the course of the album, from lush drones to bracing hardcore riffing to a sludgy dirge.

On the track’s title and theme, bassist/vocalist Noah Koester elaborates:

“The title was actually from a fun time doing a show in tribute to our friend John Hopkins and was said in jest. However, as time went on, a lot of people, in my life at least, ended up being not so awesome. To be looking out for those people while not setting your own boundaries does more harm to you than them.”

Aseethe, guitarist Brian Barr, drummer Eric Diercks, and bassist Noah Koester, now with synthesist/former bassist Drew Bissell re-joining the fold live, carve their own path in the world of heavy music. A singular blend of seismic weight, mesmeric drone, and gripping tension is the Midwestern band’s musical signature. Driven by an exploratory ethos, Aseethe warp sounds into emotionally potent songs that are as detailed as they are immense. Recorded by acclaimed producer/engineer Sanford Parker (Pelican, Eyehategod, Yob, Voivod) at Electrical Audio in Chicago, The Cost is more focused and elaborate than anything the band have crafted before, expanding Aseethe’s dynamic palette with more nuance and transforming their battering sound into cathartic arcs.

A deft balance of abrasive textures surrounding a meditative core is a hallmark of Aseethe’s sound, and on The Cost these qualities are amplified to the extreme. While grappling with the varied and intense changes in their lives, the trio melded the immediacy of the hardcore and thrash music they were raised on with a modern minimalist emphasis on droned and longform sounds. The resulting songs seamlessly fluctuate between delicate, lush arrangements layered with stately piano, fizzing synthesizers and reverberating guitars and equally stirring incendiary eruptions.


Ahead of the release of The Cost, Aseethe will be touring throughout the US with Malevich, including a date with labelmates Eye Flys in Washington, DC

Aseethe Tour Dates:

May 3 – Milwaukee, WI – X-Ray Arcade *

May 4 – Chicago, IL – The Burlington Bar *

May 5 – Ann Arbor, MI – Regal Beagle *

May 6 – Cleveland, OH – Prototype *

May 10 – Holyoke, MA – The Hoff *

May 11 – Providence, RI – AS220 Be Normal Fest! *

May 12 – New York, NY – Gold Sounds *

May 13 – Philadelphia, PA – HAUS *

May 14 – Washington, DC – Atlas Brew Works ^

May 15 – Richmond, VA – Cobra Cabana *

May 16 – Raleigh, NC – Pour House *

May 17 – Columbia, SC – New Brooklyn Tavern *

May 18 – Atlanta, GA – Mom Said It’s Fine *


* w/ Malevich

^ w/ Malevich and Eye Flys