The Body & Thou

Released From Love / You, Whom I Have Always Hated

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Both collaborative albums from The Body and Thou are finally available together on vinyl for the first time.

Featuring brand new and expanded artwork, ‘Released From Love’ and ‘You, Whom I Have Always Hated’ are presented in a gatefold jacket with flooded black pockets, black paper inner sleeves, a deluxe 12 page 11” x 11” booklet and a download card of all tracks.

“The album is the meeting of two devastating forces in heavy metal today, both surging forward from their own respective corner of the darkness or doom they’ve carved out for themselves and meeting in the middle to create something remarkable and unforgivingly destructive.” - Steel For Brains

“The Body and Thou, two of the metal world’s most unclassifiable experimentalists, seem hell-bent on stewing in that inevitable dark epiphany, spewing it back at anyone who dares listen, and pushing the boundaries of extreme music in the process.” - Seattle Weekly

In keeping with Thou’s tradition of 90s worship and The Body’s knack for ingenuity, the release includes versions of ‘Terrible Lie’ by Nine Inch Nails and ‘Coward’ by Vic Chesnutt. The remainder was written collaboratively in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and then further refined on their 2014 tour together.

Both bands are constantly touring. The Body have recently toured with Alcest, Warning, Full Of Hell, Lingua Ignota, Daughters and Loma Prieta. Thou have recently toured with False, Warning, Boris, Cloud Rat and Moloch.


‘Released From Love’
The Wheel Weaves As The Wheel Wills
Manifest Alchemy
In Meetings Hearts Beat Closer

‘You, Whom I Have Always Hated’
Her Strongholds Unvanquishable
The Devils Of Trust Steal The Souls Of The Free
Terrible Lie
Beyond The Realms Of Dream, That Fleeting Shade Under The Corpus Of Vanity
He Returns To The Place Of His Iniquity
Lurking Fear

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