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Swamp Coffin - Flatcap Bastard Features (CD / Tape / T-Shirt)

Rotherham based sludge metal three-piece Swamp Coffin released their debut EP, “Flatcap Bastard Features” on 23rd August 2019. APF Records reissued the EP on digipak CD and cassette tape 25th June 2021.

Musically rooted in 90’s NOLA sludge but with strong nods to Sabbathian groove and even death metal elements, Swamp Coffin have forged their own nasty, uncompromising sound. “Flatcap Bastard Features” was conceived during a testing time for vocalist/guitarist Jon Rhodes whose brother-in-law was tragically killed in a car accident in October 2016 and 9 months later watched as a large part of his home burned down in a house fire, leaving him and his family homeless and living at a caravan site for 6 months. Suffering with mental health issues and in need of some catharsis, this manifested itself into four crushing tracks clocking in at just under 34 minutes, combining personal lyrics with hard-hitting riffs and grooves.

"34 minutes of deeply upsetting, joyfully morose and dark, dank slices of life liver into a soup of primordial sludge metal that is one of the best things I have heard this year." - Ave Noctum

"Even by the standards the NOLA inspired slow and heavy school of sludge, Flatcap Bastard Features is an ill-tempered record. The debut EP from Swamp Coffin is 34 minutes of utter rage and misery, with tar-drenched riffs and throat-shredded vocals in abundance, coming across as if Eyehategod had formed in Yorkshire."Astral Noize

"It’s highly enjoyable and thoroughly recommended, and it will keep you on the edge of your seat for the whole thirty four minutes". Planet Mosh

"It’s a great EP that will certainly by challenging for a spot in my end of year lists. Recommended for fans of Crowbar, Down, Black Sabbath and Electric Wizard, this should prove a good acquisition to a fan of doom, sludge, drone or similar genres." - Uber Rock

"As a riff-heavy, balls-to-the-wall sludge debut, this leaves a powerful first impression."Now Then Magazine

1. Blood In The Water

2. Annihulus

3. Black Shirt, Blacker Sabbath

4. Last of the Summer Slime

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Owen Claxton at Top Floor Audioworks, Sheffield.
Produced by Owen Claxton and Swamp Coffin.
All songs written and performed by Swamp Coffin.
All lyrics by Jon Rhodes (except Blood In The Water, co-written with Jamie Rhodes)
Cover design by Jon Rhodes

STREAM "FLATCAP BASTARD FEATURES" HERE:

https://swampcoffin.bandcamp.com

Formats

Tape & T-Shirt Bundle

Bundle

Limited edition of 50. Flatcap Bastard Features on uv-printed tape in clear case featuring refreshed artwork by Jon Rhodes. Gildan Heavy black t-shirt featuring Swamp Coffin logo on front breast panel. Comes with digital download code for the EP.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A PRE-ORDER. Item ships from 25 June 2021

£15.00

CD & T-Shirt Bundle

Bundle

Limited edition of 50 bundles. 4-panel digipak CD featuring refreshed artwork by Jon Rhodes. Gildan Heavy black t-shirt featuring Swamp Coffin logo on front breast panel. Digital downoad code for the EP.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A PRE-ORDER. Item ships from 25 June 2021

£15.00

Cassette Tape

Cassette

Limited edition of 50. Flatcap Bastard Features on uv-printed tape in clear case featuring refreshed artwork by Jon Rhodes. Comes with digital download code for the EP.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A PRE-ORDER. Item ships from 25 June 2021

£6.00

Digipak CD

CD

Limited edition of 100. 4-panel digipak CD featuring refreshed artwork by Jon Rhodes. Comes with digital download code for the EP.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A PRE-ORDER. Item ships from 25 June 2021

£6.00

Swamp Coffin Logo T-Shirt

T-Shirt & Download Code

Limited edition of 50. Gildan Heavy black t-shirt featuring Swamp Coffin logo on front breast panel. Comes with digital download code for Flatcap Bastard Features.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A PRE-ORDER. Item ships from 25 June 2021

£10.00