FILTH
RELEASE DATE: JUNE 30TH, 2018
LABEL: MANTA RAY RECORDS
PRODUCED AND MIXED BY INGVAR JACOBSON & S.T.R HELVETE
MASTERED BY INGVAR JACOBSON
RECORDED AT GOLGOTHA & MANTA RAY STUDIOS 

GUITAR SOLO IN TRACK 2 BY JOE BODENHAMER
PHOTOGRAPHY: SARAH GIBSON PHOTOGRAPHY & AMBIENT EYE PHOTOGRAPHY

 

FILTH IS THE DEBUT ALBUM OF HELVETE INC. AND THE INTRODUCTION OF THE GOLGOTHA MYTHOS. THE ALBUM WAS DESIGNED AS THE AUDIO PARALLEL TO ONES INITIAL JOURNEY INTO UNDERSTANDING AND ACCEPTING THEIR OWN MENTAL ILLNESSES AND DECENT INTO GOLGOTHA. FILTH WAS ORIGINALLY WRITTEN AS A MEANS OF DOCUMENTING STR'S MENTAL ILLNESS DIAGNOSES AND NOT INTENDED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE. 

THE ALBUM, FILLED WITH HORROR MOVIE SAMPLES, HIDDEN MESSAGES, AND SAMPLES PERSONALLY RECORDED DURING SEXUAL ENCOUNTERS WHILE IN MANIC STATES AND SELF MUTILATION DONE IN DEPRESSIVE AND SUICIDAL STATES, SERVES AS A DOCUMENTATION OF A CONSIDERABLY LOW PERIOD IN STR'S LIFE. FILTH IS STR'S ATTEMPT AT CAPTURING WHAT DEPRESSION, PTSD, MENTAL TRAUMA AND OTHER SUCH AFFLICTIONS FEELS AND SOUNDS LIKE.