The Bastard Noise follows a first quarter 2010 release of The Red List (a split with Endless Blockade) with a full-length magnum opus titled "A Culture of Monsters". A paramount product of composition, sonic-rendering and package, this second volume of bass / percussion / electronics structured work realizes the full, true power of “THE SKULL” as a critical force in contemporary musical expression. Here “spun-steel-girder” virtuoso Eric Wood and Trogotronic “electronic-ace” WT Nelson are joined by original Man Is the Bastard master-drummer Joel Connell for what could become the most interesting T.B.N combination to date following the departure of Danny Walker and his unmatched performance in the previous lineup. The format features unhinged brutish imagery: clad in full-color gatefold album jacket and poster. Contains complete documentation including lyrical content and wry “skull-commentary” for every cut. A Culture of Monsters will pleasurably submerge sonic desire until it is abruptly crushed under extreme pressure of singular execution and stunning complexity.