New England via Bay Area blackened doom two-piece Body Void have signed to Prosthetic, and they'll release their new album Bury Me Beneath this Rotting Earth on April 23 via their new label home (pre-order). The band were in the process of writing the album at the height of 2020's chaos, as guitarist/bassist/vocalist Willow Ryan explained in an interview with Metal Injection:
As I was writing the lyrics, George Floyd was murdered and that whole summer kicked off protests and fighting against police brutality. It was this moment of being in that and being really frustrated by it to where I write about it.
So, the album became half ecological disaster and half white supremacy and the state of the US at the time—and obviously, those two things are connected. Writing the lyrics for this album was like very all at once and very like of the moment. Writing them and then recording them happened very quickly.
The way I usually write lyrics is I'll just think about it for a long, long, long time and what it's about. Then I accumulate what I want to say, and then it kind of vomits out onto the page. That was definitely true for this. It was a way to vent about what was happening.