The Rodeo Idiot Engine "Malaise"

THRT051 / November 23, 2015


Bayonne-based quintet THE RODEO IDIOT ENGINE have been nothing but unstoppable since their very first steps in 2009, tirelessly sculpting a signature sound torn between the most abrasive sides of chaotic hardcore, post-metal or screamo. After gaining a growing reputation all over Europe due to their 250 staggering, seizure-inducing live shows, the band returned to Amaury Sauvé's studio in Laval during summer 2015 to track "Malaise", their third full-length and follow-up to 2013's "Consequences".

While most acts tend to soften with age, the band's work has only become darker over the years. Opener "Le Parfum" sets the tone, with merciless, spasmodic rhythms morphing into bleak, slow-paced heaviness and emotionally-charged vocals screamed to the breaking point. From the straight-up barrage of grinding yet melodic tracks ("Carrying Icons", "Final Relief") to more downtempo, menacing ones ("Syngue Sabour", "Thousand Of Nails"), "Malaise" is a dense album with rich atmospheres and structures. On these nine tracks THE RODEO IDIOT ENGINE's trademark sound has turned more expressive, resulting in nothing but the band's strongest material to date.

  • Recorded and mixed by Amaury Sauvé at La Senelle & The Apiary, Laval, France
  • Mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East Mastering, Boston, USA
  • Artwork by Louis Triol & Alan Billi

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300 x black
65 x test presses


01. Le Parfum
02. Carrying Icons
03. Passing Daemons
04. Syngue Sabour
05. Je Me Noierai
06. Ildoak
07. Makurrak
08. Final Relief
09. Thousand Of Nails

    The Rodeo Idiot Engine "Malaise"

    THRT036 / September 15, 2013


    After having spent a good part of the last two years delivering spasmodic live shows all across Europe, Basque-based THE RODEO IDIOT ENGINE have entered the studio with producer/sound engineer Amaury Sauvé (Birds In Row, Death Engine, As We Draw…) to record "Consequences", their deafening second full-length. Recorded live to keep the chaos and intensity of the band's physical live performances, these eleven tracks spread a wider, more personal sound, expanding their brutally crushing and discordant brand of hardcore to new horizons. Constantly switching between two-minute ear-blasting assaults that will make your adrenaline rush and slower, heavier tracks where the band explores a more oppressive atmosphere, "Consequences" shows a band that has matured and expanded it's musical vision, while sounding tighter and wilder than ever.

    • Recorded and mixed by Amaury Sauvé at La Senelle, Laval, France
    • Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music, New Windsor, USA
    • Artwork by Alan Billi

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    01. Consequences
    02. Life Sentence
    03. Gravel
    04. Mass Grave
    05. Masks
    06. Spitting
    07. The Stake
    08. Zigeuner
    09. Frozen Hearts
    10. Candor
    11. Behind The Scars

      The Rodeo Idiot Engine "Fools Will Crush The Crown"

      THRT014 / August 30, 2011

      LP / DIGITAL

      The Basque quintet climbs few stages in musical extremism with their first album "Fools Will Crush The Crown". 28 minutes of brain drying which quite matches in brutality with The Chariot adding the close to epileptic technical patterns of The Dillinger Escape Plan in their beginnings, as much as the intensity of Shora most chaotic period mixed with the all-reaching over-achieved blackness of Celeste.

      • Recorded by Baptiste Bouchard at Solstice Studio, Toulouse, France
      • Mixed by Pepe in Bayonne, France
      • Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music, New Windsor, USA
      • Artwork by Alan Billi

      300 x black


      01. Aorta
      02. Crown Of Thorns
      03. Cup Of Tea
      04. The Worst Secret
      05. Past Acts
      06. King Of Nowhere
      07. Last Breath
      08. 2011 Vintage
      09. My Prozac World
      10. Fools Have Taken The Nave
      11. Discours De La Méthode