Wrestling With Bands #4: Swamp Coffin talk ‘Noose Almighty’, crossover between wrestling and metal

Dom Smith talks to SWAMP COFFIN’s Jon Rhodes about the band’s forthcoming album, and his love of wrestling.

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Swamp Coffin is a three-piece sludge band from Rotherham, England. Fans of Crowbar, Iron Monkey and Primitive Man, the trio was founded by Jon Rhodes and David Wistow in 2016 as a way of keeping a pair of grownups out of trouble for a few hours a week. Swamp Coffin quickly morphed in to a recording project and a two-track release was put out in late 2017 featuring Jamie Rhodes on vocals. With the addition of Shawn Denton on bass in 2018 and Jon taking over vocal duties as well as guitar, Swamp Coffin became a fully-fledged live act and started laying waste to venues all over the country. Musically rooted in 90’s NOLA sludge but with strong nods to Sabbath’s groove and even death metal elements, Swamp Coffin have forged their own nasty, uncompromising sound. Debut EP “Flatcap Bastard Features” was released in August 2019 to glowing reviews. Lyrically inspired by the sudden death of Jon’s brother-in-law and a house fire that shortly followed which left him and his family living in a caravan for six months, Flatcap is 34 minutes of crushing, personal sludge with hard hitting riffs and punishing rhythms. In early 2020 Martyn White replaced Shawn on bass just as the world had gone in to a global pandemic. Now signed to APF Records, the band will be releasing their full-length debut album, Noose Almighty, on 26th November 2021.

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