Immortal Bird


Formed in early 2013 by drummer/vocalist Rae Amitay (Thrawsunblat, Errant) and studio guitarist/arranger Evan Berry (Wilderun), Immortal Bird released their debut EP, Akrasia, in December 2013. The band quickly garnered a hometown following as well, with the Chicago Reader calling it “sick and greasy black metal that does an admirable job inventing the sound of a mind tearing itself apart.” The band recorded their debut full-length, Empress/Abscess in February 2015 with Pete Grossmann at Bricktop Recording Studio where it was then mixed and mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice, Artificial Brain). The album was released on July 14, 2015 and featured a guest vocal performance from John Hoffman of the renowned powerviolence/grind band Weekend Nachos.

Immortal Bird is currently signed to 20 Buck Spin and released their second full-length LP, Thrive on Neglect on July 5, 2019. It was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Cephalic Carnage) and features artwork by Kikyz1313. In June 2019, Kerrang! Magazine named Immortal Bird #23 on their list of the 50 Best American Metal Bands of the Last Decade, and NPR said with the new material, “Immortal Bird nails that skin-crawling claustrophobia with metallic madness, but spaces out its relentlessly sliding grind with prowling hardcore riffs.” Dave Adelson of 20 Buck Spin had this to say about the new record: “Thrive on Neglect is a blistering statement of intent from a band ascending into full bloom.”