Knife of Sin



Knife of Sin is the new EP by Chicago noise-rock band Big’n.

The band — consisting of William Akins, Brian Wnukowski, Todd Johnson and Fred Popolo — combines a Midwestern rock sensibility with a more embittered, dark and anti-ideological edge than the rest of their influences. Lyrically, the songs of Big’n run the gamut of depression, cursed love, the burden of life, parental preachings and, of course, the inevitable deathwish.

Any fans of Jesus Lizard, Slint, Tortoise or Dazzling Killmen would be advised to apply within. Their slashing, burning latest juggernaut of an EP, Knife of Sin, continues their abrasive, bruising sound to even more uncompromising ends.

Knife of Sin was recorded by Steve Albini and Greg Norman at Electrical Audio in Chicago and mastered by Carl Saff.

CS001 —— Aluminum pack
CS001 —— Aluminum pack, back


Notes —— Please read carefully before placing your order.

Vinyl format is sold out. The reference is currently being repressed and will be available again in the spring of 2022.

— Vinyl + Digital

Sold Out

— Lossless M4A


— MP3 (320kbps)


CS001 —— Front cover
CS001 —— Back cover


Knife of Sin is available on 12″ vinyl, running at 45 RPM. The record is housed in an inner sleeve made of 300g glossy cardboard with a a high-quality 3mm spine cover.

The exterior of the package is made of a futuristic looking heat-sealed aluminum foil bag, courtesy of Computer Students.

— The EP is also available in Lossless M4A and MP3 320kbps formats.

CS001 —— Inner sleeve
CS001 —— Inner sleeve


Release Type



12″EP — M4A — MP3

Catalog Number




Release Date

November 16, 2018


Side A — 9:46:43

Snake Eater
Hog Hell
Knife of Sin

Side B — 11:35:79

Bird & Bull
Song to End All Songs

Total Time



CS001 —— Record


— Side A

— Side B

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