Sixth Mass​-​Extinction Skulduggery I


  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $5 USD  or more


Sandy 07:44
Warnings go out early but it’s already too late Winds of tormented fury congregate Much will be lost in this culmination The perfect storm rushes in on a warpath In this life-altering occasion Churning tides. Burning inside. Samhain approaching As the moon goes wide, rises the tide And the scope of this beast is upon us It hits like something never thought possible The unstoppable force of this storm now visible Our predictions were not accurate The power was unfathomable The face of our existence Bearing damage not repairable It built up over an expanse Not caused by a lone element It hit with a severity now apparent It consumed us all, broke down all walls And totally washed away All that was cherished before that fateful day When the storm of a lifetime turned into The most brutal storm we’ve ever seen But only for now
Immersive turbulence Traumatized somnambulance Remaining nuisance Boils seething intolerance Antagonization stance Entranced in repugnance Perpetuating the ignorance Fixation on your residence Meditation on the happenstance Welcoming bloodsoaked vengeance
Within this smoldering aftermath Vengeance: my chosen solution Forging a gorestrewn path Gratification through retribution No deviation from this course A rush of pain fuels my stride No rest. Not a hint of remorse Every one of you will soon have died Sanguine is the savagery Tear you apart where you stand Sacrilege to your sanctuary Incinerate all your lands Predictions: inaccurate Your fortifications crumble fast As I alone infiltrate And make you part of my past
We’re directly in its path No matter where you go You’ll be in its aftermath We’ll all be incinerated in its wrath In its trajectory we reside Your feeble attempts to hide Will be remembered by none As we all shall burn alive When these worlds collide Earthmoving catastrophe Decimating everything as far as all eyes can see Rising infernos, lahars across eternity I pray to false heavens, last minute investment in my salvation Please let me vaporize instantly Avoid a lifetime of wondering, why not me?
The storm of all times for which we were not prepared Now in disrepair: our utopia The damage unimaginable. The results incomprehensible Dysmorphia for ones neighbors Our utopia: strangled A reality never envisioned We no longer endure. Thrive nevermore Breach the walls. Society falls Resent growing stronger Can stand you no longer Never will you thrive again Exsanguination of the utopians


New York hostile alchemist GRIDFAILURE will launch the extensive Sixth Mass-Extinction Skulduggery concept album series in February -- the month GRIDFAILURE marks its third year of inception – by releasing the first of five albums, all of which are in their final stages.

GRIDFAILURE’s concept sequence, Sixth Mass-Extinction Skulduggery, is a series of albums which predict a grim, rapidly-approaching reality. The series’ five titles culminate tales of nature’s decimating wrath in response to humanity’s provocation, and the effects on our civilization. The series will include Sixth Mass-Extinction Skulduggery I, II, and III, and will culminate with the two massive albums Teeth Collection and Drought Stick, which document random stories from the final days of the human species.

As resources are depleted, so are morals, and as monolithic storms ravage the planet, neighbors turn on one another, and once war and uprising decimate the population, survivors are left to slaughter for survival in a diseased and polluted wasteland aftermath. Sources of uncontaminated energy, food, and water are scarce on the grim sphere, and the species’ reliance on technology has left most humans helpless to do anything but wait to be pillaged and consumed by marauding outlander factions or simply perish in the unforgiving climate. Themes of cannibalism, disease, delirium, revenge, scourge, warfare, and general underhandedness are written from haphazard points of view within the withering human race in the multi-release series, which infuse heavy elements of tribal/and percussion with post-industrial and mechanical beats resembling a biomechanical hybrid, deploying a communal aura of woe and rage.

Sixth Mass-Extinction Skulduggery I delivers over fifty-two minutes of GRIDFAILURE’s paranoia-induced powerdementia. The album was entirely conceived, written, executed, recorded, mixed, and completed with hand drawn art by GRIDFAILURE’s architect David Brenner who plays vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, bass, electric, analog, and acoustic drums, keys, synth, harmonica, violin, theremin, field recordings, and more. Many elements of the record were written in times of blackout - including lyrics and themes written during a long blackout during Superstorm Sandy before GRIDFAILURE’s inception – and elements recorded during open air sessions during extreme storms including outdoors, and more, helping embody the outfit’s moniker itself.

Additionally, the series embodies a wide range of contributions from fellow henchpersons who help sculpt the auditory terror into curious new dimensions, including bass from Greg Meisenberg (A Fucking Elephant, Maid Myriad, Tombs-live), vocals from Joy Von Spain (Eye Of Nix, To End It All), accordion from Benjamin Levitt (Megalophobe, Gridfailure-live), guitar from Pete Tsakiris, ukulele from Christopher Henry (Humans Etcetera, Fuck Your Birthday), and drums from BJ Allen (Full Scale Riot).


released February 15, 2019

Catalog ID: NEF-50-1

Conceived, executed, engineered, and mixed by Dave Brenner
Mastered by Dan Emery at Black Matter Mastering

℗ & © 2018 Nefarious Industries.


all rights reserved



GRIDFAILURE Valley Cottage, New York

The ominous vision of creator David Brenner, GRIDFAILURE delivers a cinematic, tension/paranoia-driven form of harsh experimentation fusing dark ambient and harsh sub-hardcore mutations with endless other genres including jazz, world music, folk, electronic, and beyond. ... more

contact / help


Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like GRIDFAILURE, you may also like: