Thursday, May 12, 2016

May 2016 update

There's been so much going on lately, I feel like I needed to just make a blog update like the old days.

First off, as some of you know, Brian broke his hand a couple months back. This has of course brought its share of setbacks for the band. He currently has his cast off but can still barely make a fist. Recordings and live shows right now are at a standstill.

The main thing we had been working on was the 12" for To Live a Lie which is currently going by the title "HOLLOWED OUT". It is going to be 24 songs. I'm really happy with the songs and think the record has a good flow. Definitely a pv/fastcore album. Not as much youth crew influence as I had originally suggested.

My goal (when Brian's hand was functioning) was to also record the noisecore cd "DISMISSAL" while in the studio, and to put my new 4 track to use to record the noisecore tape "AMMUNITION" in the rehearsal room. All 3 of these releases will be on hold until Brian is healed.

In the meantime, I am working constantly on some releases of my own. The goal is to release 5 cds at once through PROBLEMS THEY PERSIST. Two of those have been mentioned on bandcamp: the long time coming "ABANDON" and "ANNIHILATION DOCTRINE". "ANNIHILATION DOCTRINE" will also be released as a lathe through Italy's greatest record label, FOAD. I will reveal the titles and more information about the remaining 3 cds as it comes closer to completion. Fans of our more reckless nature will be pleased.

As for already recorded material, here we go: The split with GOD'S AMERICA is now going to be a cd. It was originally going to be a tape but now is a cd. Me and Andres (from GA) are going to release it as a PROBLEMS THEY PERSIST/NEGATIVE OUTLOOK joint. Our side features 12 songs which retain a much slower pace than our usual stuff with sparse lyrics and GA has contributed one slow number and one fast number. This will be released in the coming months.

There are two releases I have talked to GIVE PRAISE about releasing which are the split 7" with VIOLENT OPPOSITION and the split cd with GORGONIZED DORKS. I am not sure the status of either of these but will hopefully find out soon.

The split tape with LIFE OF REFUSAL is a strange one as there is photo evidence of the tapes' existence but neither band has copies. I suppose at the very least, you could hear our one song from it on the bandcamp (LIFE OF REFUSAL has all their songs posted too)

The split 7" with SCALPED is another one I am unsure of the status. Communication has been scarce from the band and the label. Hopefully it'll see the light of day in 2016.

I recently posted a couple tracks from the long talked about UNTITLED tape. This tape went through many revisions and I had several different plans for it. In the end, I decided to just go with 7 songs that had been sitting around collecting dust. It's definitely on the more eclectic side and I would say fans of the GAZ 66 INTRUSION split 7" would enjoy this. To be released through GRIND PLANET hopefully in June. I am getting just a few copies but will most likely be able to sell some to those interested here in the U.S.

RSR has expressed interest in releasing a "discography thus far" cd. I have been taking forever getting the songs to them, but am excited to get it out there. Because you can only fit 99 tracks on one cd, this will be a collected works from 2002-2012. Some things are still getting worked out so the final tracklist will be revealed at a later time.

In the summer of 2014, a split 7" was agreed upon between us and RABID PIGS. I have 7 songs written for this that were originally in the TO THE POINT/SCALPED group of songs. RABID PIGS are still working on their side and I would imagine this will be a 2017 release.

Many songs were written in 2015 which will materialize in 4 releases at a later date. The first of those is the MALCONTENT cd which will be 10 songs similar in style and somewhat of a companion piece to the HOLLOWED OUT 12".

I mentioned FOAD earlier, and we are also working with them on another release, this time as a split 12" with an Italian band that I'm VERY excited about. I'll reveal them when it gets closer to completion. We have about 14 songs, some of which push the chaotic envelope as far as we could, and a couple other slower tracks.

The other two releases written in 2015 will be two 7" eps, one called DETEST which is a full on pv release (8 songs) and one without a title currently which is more grindy (10 songs)

For the more hardcore punk driven folks that don't need blast beats to survive, we have 3 releases written: RECOURSE, ASSASSIN and DEADLOCK. So keep your eyes and ears peeled. 2016 is gonna be a wild ride.

Check out various releases I mentioned here: