All You Know Is Hell is a sludge solo project formed in 2016 Brooklyn, NY by Joseph Merlini. Without utilizing guitars and placing the spotlight on multiple basses, synths and effects, the inspiration is to create thick sludge metal that leaves a taste of pain and despair in the back of your throat. "Teething" was released via bandcamp in July 2016 and setting forth a trilogy of work.
"Death – Isolation – Despair – Depression – Anxiety – some of the words that come to mind as I listen to the music by the one man sludge unit All You Know Is Hell. On his last offering, Gape, this human laid down some suffocating tunes that were laced with raw emotion. If you like your sludge pure and uncut with an out of the box approach, then this project is for you." -CVLT Nation
Edition of 100 pink cassettes housed in a diecut cardstock case
Vinyl in 2020
released December 27, 2019
Written and performed by Joseph Merlini.
Tracked, mixed and mastered by Chris Weingarten at Bananappeal studio in Brooklyn, NY.
Additional vocals on tracks STOMACH and WET : Chris Weingarten / Valerie Russo