Friday, January 13, 2012

FORFEIT pre-orders and other news

Rotten to the Core is taking preorders for our FORFEIT 7inch right now. There is a red vinyl version with altered artwork. Check it out here:

After some delays at the plant, the WRENCH tape has gone into production. I would imagine it should be done in a couple weeks. More news as it develops on that.

Our split 7inch with SELF INFLICTED is also very close to being available. Deep Six had to send it to another plant but expects a test press will be available very soon. There's some awesome stuff coming out on Deep Six soon, so if you're planning on picking up the new Low Threat Profile and Manpig records, why don't you add this little platter to your cart? Both sides smoke. I'm very proud of this release.

Our side of the GAZ-66 Intrusion split is basically done, we just need do some volume adjustments and I will post a song or two from that.

Last September while recording the final song for the GAZ split, we started work on the B Side to Walk it Off entitled No Direction and also the drum tracks for the Abandon EP. No Direction is going to need some cleaning up and the Abandon tracks came out a little differently than I was expecting so I am going to revisit them some time later. Right now I want to focus on the XBRAINIAX split lp/cd. 15 songs of relentless fastcore. We'll hopefully be in the studio in a couple weeks for this one.

Also around September, I got an idea for an EP I want to do. I'm bringing back the RECOURSE title but this is entirely different than what that was. The former RECOURSE was to be a full length with some more metallic leaning, experimental songs. That has since become the material for the upcoming GRIDE split. The present RECOURSE has influences so far all over the map it's not even worth mentioning BUT what I can say is it'll be a cohesive, primitive hardcore punk record with very minimal ideas. Also, I want to record it live in the studio, except vocals. So this will be the second release our bassist Andrew will play on. I plan on this coming out on a limited cd.

Been finishing up the writing for a full length cd. The working title for it right now is HIRED GUN. The bulk of this was written a year ago in one late evening. I'm working with about 25 songs and I'm really liking the results. I think it fits right alongside the stuff for the XBRAINIAX split. Some chaotic fastcore, and some more straight hardcore songs as well. There's no rush on this as I still need to get some lyrics for it and finish some songs. I want to take some time with this one.

One release I used to bring up but set aside I have decided to revisit. That is the UNTITLED cassette. Right now I'm planning on 6 eclectic hardcore songs (some with a more dissonant edge than we normally have, and 4 instrumentals) This will be c0-released through Knochen Tapes out of Germany and Yakuzzi Tapes out of France.

We are also going to be doing a split tape with our friends in Las Vegas known as GOD'S AMERICA. They used to be called Seeds of Grape, or something along those lines.. ;-) I'm planning on some stuff that's a little more in the 80's hardcore realm for this one, with some twists and turns. I'm also planning on about 3 cover songs for this one. This will be released by Tombs in the Valley out of the UK.

Other releases in the works, more details on those as they come.