Chicago’s avant metal conjurors Scientist have joined the Sludgelord Records roster for the release of their Barbelith full-length, which was independently issued last month. For further info, visit the Sludgelord Records Bandcamp, where Barbelith can be streamed in its entirety.

Comments the band of the union, “We’ve known Aaron Pickford from Sludgelord Records almost since our inception. He’s been one of our biggest supporters. He’s a hardworking, all-around good guy who has nothing but the best interests for the bands on his label. We’re super psyched to be working with him.”

Adds Pickford, “Scientist is a phenomenal talent whom I have followed since their first release. Both the band and I are stoked with this union and we hope you like the album!”

The seven-track Barbelith centers itself thematically on Grant Morrison’s comic book series, The Invisibles where Barbelith is the name of the “placenta” for humanity; a satellite-like object located on the dark side of the moon. Barbelith was captured by Pete Grossman (Weekend Nachos, Jar’d Loose), mixed by Sanford Parker (Buried At Sea, Corrections House, Minsk, Twilight), and mastered by Alan Douches (Cannabis Corpse, Converge, Torche, Tombs).