Agriculture Share a New Single “In the House of Angel Flesh” – Double EP Set Coming Soon

As Agriculture prepare for their album release combining two EP’s— featuring their debut release The Circle Chant and their newest EP Living is Easy (pre-order here)— the ecstatic black metal band have shared the latter’s second single “In the House of Angel Flesh.” Listen to it here:

The song, “…builds on themes of community care and interrelation that we’ve explored elsewhere. It’s an opportunity to be more direct both lyrically and musically and represent moments of both care and struggle we see in our daily lives: friends who can’t seem to escape certain negative patterns, friends who help each other get by in material ways, and friends helping friends who can’t see a way forward. Our goal was to excite and uplift while carrying some of the dissonance that comes with living in this world,” Agriculture comments.

Living is Easy represents a significant new statement from Agriculture. With their self-titled debut full-length (released July 2023), Agriculture embarked on a journey to explore how heavy music can provide insights into the joys of life, both everyday and divine. Their extensive touring with this material led to a profound experience of ecstasy, surpassing expectations as they shared the intensity and joy of these songs with audiences worldwide. The experience was a catalyst for Agriculture, inspiring them to delve even deeper into the realm of ‘ecstatic black metal’ music. The band believes that with Living is Easy, they have pushed this concept to its limit, resulting in a transformative explosion of sound and meaning.

The Living Is Easy EP delves into themes of community connection, holiness, violence, and the cycles of life. The title track itself is “centered around a story from one of the Buddha’s past lives: on a walk in a forest, the Buddha came upon a hungry family of tigers. He realized that they would die if they didn’t eat, so he lay down and let them eat his body. He was devoured with a smile on his face,” Agriculture says. This story resonates deeply with Agriculture, reflecting the humility and inspiration they find in their collaboration and echoing the generosity and interconnection they strive to explore through their music.

Agriculture adds, “Touring is one of our greatest joys as a band. Sharing our music, visiting new spaces, and meeting new people in new cities all over is a constant source of inspiration for what we do. We are so excited to share this music with you.” See Agriculture on the road in select markets this March & April and stay tuned for more news from the band to arrive soon.

Agriculture, on tour:
April 20 Tilburg, NL @ Roadburn Festival

July 18 San Diego, CA @ Casbah ^
July 19 Los Angeles, CA @ The Lodge Room ^
July 20 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Shop ^
July 21 Reno, NV @ The Holland Project ^
July 24 Eugene, OR @ Old Nick’s Pub ^
July 25 Seattle, WA @ Madame Lou’s ^
July 26 Vancouver, BC @ The Pearl ^
July 27 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios ^
July 28 Olympia, WA @ The Crypt ^

^ w/ Ragana

Living Is Easy / The Circle Chant, track listing:

Living Is Easy
Being Eaten By A Tiger
In The House Of Angel Flesh
When You Were Born
The Circle Chant
How to Keep Cool
The Circle Chant, Pt. 2

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