“LA industrial geniuses HEALTH exude menacing melancholy and evident greatness on glowering fifth album.” – Kerrang! (4/5 stars)

“HEALTH have become a full-blown, industrial metal powerhouse” – Metal Hammer (8/10 stars)

“…dark thoughts mesh with enticing melodies, and harsh, distorted noise is draped in soft sheets of reverb. The purview is bleak… but the sound design and production are almost playfully ambitious” – New York Magazine/Vulture (Other Best Albums of 2023)


HEALTH’s anticipated new album RAT WARS (Loma Vista Recordings) – plus its final single, DSM-V – is out today worldwide on all streaming services and on limited edition vinyl, cassette, and more; listen HERE. Already named one of the ‘Best Albums of 2023’ by Revolver, New York Magazine/Vulture, and Exclaim!, the most violent yet vulnerable LP of their career is earning the LA-based trio critical acclaim, including cover stories at Revolver, Kerrang!, and Fuze, and rave reviews and features at (‘5 Songs to Get Into HEALTH’), Metal Hammer, Brooklyn Vegan, The Line of Best Fit, FLOOD Magazine, MXDWN, UPROXX, and more.


HEALTH today also shared a new mini documentary about the making of RAT WARS, featuring live performances, behind-the-scenes studio footage, and interviews with Jake Duzsik, John Famiglietti, and BJ Miller, alongside album producer Stint (Oliver Tree, Demi Lovato).



Produced by Stint and mixed by Lars Stalfors (SALEM, The Neighbourhood), RAT WARS joins the lineage of groundbreaking heavy acts like Nine Inch Nails and Ministry, which re-drew the borders between metal, electronic and pop music. It might be The Downward Spiral for people with at least two monitors and a vitamin D deficiency.


RAT WARS’ six pre-release singles ASHAMED, CHILDREN OF SORROW, SICKO, UNLOVED, DEMIGODS, and HATEFUL, earned praise and support from Revolver (Best Songs of the Week), Guitar World (Essential Guitar Tracks), Uproxx (Best New Indie), Loudwire, Stereogum, The PRP, Lambgoat, Consequence, Brooklyn Vegan, and more. HEALTH’s headlining North American ‘RAT-BASED WARFARE TOUR’ begins on March 2nd, 2024, and includes shows at NYC’s Brooklyn Steel on March 15th and LA’s Belasco Theater on April 4th with Pixel Grip and King Yosef supporting on all dates.


More praise for RAT WARS:


“RAT WARS remains as danceable as any of their synth-y goth offerings to date. Pay whatever they’re asking for a ticket to HEALTH’s upcoming tour — stank face and headbanging come free.” – Exclaim! (Best Albums of 2023)

“[RAT WARS] anoints the Los Angeles trio as leaders of the subgenre’s latest wave. With an ear for immersive sonics, mechanistic grit, and heavy-hitting breakdowns, HEALTH know exactly what they’re doing.” – UPROXX

“It’s a stunningly wrought album, exploring some of their most personal themes and some of the best music to bear their name” – Distorted Sound (9/10 stars)

“The group’s fifth album continues to solidify their goth-industrial aesthetic while remaining first and foremost a pop album—albeit one wrapped in leather and spikes… some of the strongest standout songs of any HEALTH album to date” – FLOOD Magazine

“…a sonically sound, exhilarating roller-coaster ride that shrewdly assesses the last four years of recorded material and makes a concerted effort to deliver the most punishingly heavy album of their career.” – Sputnik Reviews (4.9/5 stars, Classic)

“… bloody hell, is RAT WARS powerful.” – The Soundboard

“[‘CHILDREN OF SORROW’ & ‘SICKO’] showcase the multi-faceted sound that’s allowed HEALTH to expand their fanbase and crossover conventional genre barriers.” – Heavy Consequence

“No other band does it like HEALTH — and that’s a big fucking FACT!… RAT WARS is a perfect balance between Industrial Power and Ethereal Soundscapes.” – CVLT Nation

“RAT WARS is this band’s most creative collection yet” – Soundsphere

“The new record is inherently HEALTH, but with something new, something fresh.” – Mixdown Magazine

“[‘UNLOVED’ is] catchy, creepy and psychedelic in the best way possible.” – MXDWN



RAT WARS is available to stream, for order on limited edition vinyl, cassette, and more HERE.
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