PREMIERE: Bastard Feast – Fields Of Black Cancer

Bastard Feast, formerly known as Elitist, are gearing up to release new album Osculum Infame next month, and we've got the first track to stream into your ears.

Fields Of Black Cancer

Hailing from the mean and unwashed streets of Portland, Oregon, Bastard Feast have crawled out of the remains of the much loved band Elitist, much in the same manner as The Thing sprouting a few tentacles and razor-fanged cavities as it leaves its quivering host. Clearly none the happier for it, their debut album, Osculum Infame, released via Season Of Mist on July 18 - and named after a witch’s pledge of allegiance that basically involves kissing the devil’s ringpiece - is a colossal and scabrous journey that slides knee-first down huge pits of crust, sludge and black metal, belching soot and scrabbling for your ankles as it attempts to drag you down to the most unkempt corners of Hell.

Hammer is therefore very proud indeed to open up the Pandora’s Box that is their first missive with the first glimpse into the very headbangable horrors that lurk within, with the premier of the album’s penultimate track, Fields Of Black Cancer, which is in no way as pleasant as the title makes it sound. Buckle up, say farewell to any sense of wellbeing and dive into the track below!

Check out Bastard Feast’s Facebook page here!

And pre-order Osculum Infame here!

Luke Morton joined Metal Hammer as Online Editor in 2014, having previously worked as News Editor at popular (but now sadly defunct) alternative lifestyle magazine, Front. As well as helming the Metal Hammer website for the four years that followed, Luke also helped relaunch the Metal Hammer podcast in early 2018, producing, scripting and presenting the relaunched show during its early days. He also wrote regular features for the magazine, including a 2018 cover feature for his very favourite band in the world, Slipknot, discussing their turbulent 2008 album, All Hope Is Gone.