Exclusive Track Premiere: Haut&Court.’s “Hienes”
Why did Strasbourg, France death-grind quartet Haut&Court. name their new album Troffea? I’m glad you asked — it’s actually a rather interesting, and totally metal, story. “Troffea” is the name of a woman whose claim to fame was documented by John Waller for the BBC in 2008:
“Sometime in mid-July 1518, in the city of Strasbourg, a woman stepped into the street and started to dance. She was still dancing several days later. Within a week about 100 people had been consumed by the same irresistible urge to dance. The authorities were convinced that the afflicted would only recover if they danced day and night. So guildhalls were set aside for them to dance in, musicians were hired to play pipes and drums to keep them moving, and professional dancers were paid to keep them on their feet. Within days those with weak hearts started to die.”
And so, as the press release announcing Troffea‘s imminent arrival puts it, the album is “named after the bitch that made Strasbourg dance to death.”
Which is fitting! Troffea is an energy explosion of such power that it’s not difficult to imagine the music it contains compelling crowds to dance to death (or mosh to death, such as the case may be). An act of aural arson, Troffea will grind you to dust, 100% guaranteed.
MetalSucks is proud to present “Hienes,” just one of Troffea‘s most incendiary tracks. Play it LOUD!!! Troffea will be released on February 2 via Basement Apes, Grain of Sand, Eardrum Terrorism, and Wooaaarg.