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Intrusive 01:35
Less 01:14
Glorify 00:55
No Funeral 02:01


Art As Catharsis is proud to announce the release of Diploid’s crushing new album Glorify – an intense, abrasive expression of oppressive grind.

Taking influence from the likes of The Body, Suffer, Iron Lung and Merzbow, Diploid present an intense blend of grind, hardcore and noise to their listeners. Glorify itself draws from books such as Dave Cullum's Columbine, Eoudard Leve's Suicide and Uzodinma Iweala's Beasts Of No Nation to present a grim but viscerally real take on mental deterioration.

Diploid remain respected as one of the Australian DIY scene’s hardest working and most terrorising acts. Coming off the back of a successful Japan tour and a collaborative show with The Body earlier this year, Diploid now turn their eyes to an Australian tour at the end of 2019 before potentially heading to USA and/or Europe for the first time. None are more furious, more emotive, more drastic than Diploid in a live setting – Glorify’s powerful themes and instrumentation are only amplified by the potential to catch the band in the flesh.


released November 22, 2019

"I am wanting to lie down on the warm ground with my eye closed and the smell of mud in my nose... I am wanting to feel how the ground is wet all around my body so if I am sweating, I am feeling like it is the ground sweating through me. And I am wanting to stay in this same place forever, never moving for anything, just waiting waiting until dust is piling on me and grasses is covering me and insect is making their home in the space between my teeths."
- Uzodinma Iweala - Beasts of No Nation (2005) -

Recorded between June 12th - 16th, 2019
This album was recorded at the Aviary Recording studio which stands on stolen Wurundjeri Land.

We acknowledge and pay our respect to the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, whose relationship with the land extends back tens of thousands of years and whose history, language, culture and art have been destroyed by the white colonisation of so-called Australia. We pay our respects to Indigenous elders and leaders past, present and emerging. This always was, and always will be Aboriginal land.

Mariam Benjemaa - Guitar, Vocals, Noise, Bowed Guitar, Synth, Artwork
Reece Prain - Bass, Vocals, Drum Machine, Sampler, Synth, Noise, Percussion, Artwork
Dan New - Drums

Additional Instrumentation:
Claire Westover - Violin, Noise
Jamie Colic - Spring Verb/Noise
Peter Hyde - Vocals

Recorded by Chris Brownbill and Jamie Colic
Mixed by Chris Brownbill
Mastered By Carl Saff

Lachlan R. Dale, Sarah Jane Barker, Tom Scott, Art As Catharsis, Blackwire Records, Lackluster Records, Serenity Now Tapes, Alex Crocetti, Scott McLatchie, Chris Brownbill, Ian White, Liam Phillips, Claire Westover, Jamie Colic, Leekspin, Ebony Rattle, Peter Hyde, Samantha Milne, The World At A Glance, anyone who has supported us. Thank you all!


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Diploid Melbourne, Australia

Three piece from Naarm | Melbourne, Australia.

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