Mumbai-based brutal deathgrind unit GUTSLIT is a month away from their anticipated third full-length, Carnal, which explores the intricate struggles of the human psyche and the conflict between good and evil. The long-running Indian group is now streaming the music video for “The Killing Joke,” the album’s second single.
Says the band about the concept and the visual representation of “The Killing Joke”:
“The composition of this song draws its inspiration from the infamous figure of John Wayne Gacy, known for his heinous acts, providing an insightful exploration into the depths of his disturbed and deviant psyche. The lyrics themselves possess an unsettling and distorted quality that effectively unveils the horrors that linger in the wake of his actions.
“The visual portrayal of this song in its accompanying video is a result of the masterful direction by Avinash Jai Singh, brought to life through the creative efforts of Gingerman Productions and Kidsquidy. Their collaboration skillfully materialized our artistic vision and concept, enhancing the overall impact of the composition.
“Entitled ‘The Killing Joke,’ this track stands out as the most rapid-paced offering within the album ‘Carnal,’ delivering a relentless sonic onslaught that pushes the boundaries of our songwriting and technical prowess. Furthermore, the very title of the song subtly pays homage to the enigmatic Clown Prince of Crime, adding an additional layer of sophistication and meaning to its composition.”
Carnal will be available on vinyl, CD, and digital formats. Pre-Orders are available at BANDCAMP (vinyl, CD, digital, merch) or the band’s OFFICIAL STORE (vinyl, CD, merch).
Currently, Gutslit is having a tour across India, which will run throughout June and conclude in early July.
The band will celebrate the release of Carnal with a performance at Obscene Extreme 2023 on July 7th, which coincides with the album’s official release date.