MEEK IS MURDER will be recording their second full length this summer, second to be produced by Converge‘s Kurt Ballou and mastered by Alan Douches (Mastodon, Dillinger Escape Plan). Violent bursts of royal shred from this awesome Brooklyn band, possessing soul like Botch and chops like Yngwie. Features ex-The Red Chord guitarist Mike Keller and Metal Injection boss Frank Godla on drums. This monster will be released later this year.
Boston crushers PHANTOM GLUE equally versed in sludge, doom, and noise rock, churn it out with nods to Neurosis, Trouble, and The Jesus Lizard, plus a heavy H.P. Lovecraft vibe throughout the lyrics and art. Recorded by Kurt Ballou. Frontman Matt Oates was a bandmate of Ballou’s in the pre-Converge band The Huguenots! New album, A War of Light Cones, will be released July 16th through Black Market Activities - grab a pre-order here.
TIGER FLOWERS are in the studio now! TIGER FLOWERS build upon the darkest metallic hardcore vibes of bands like Deadguy and Kiss It Goodbye, and frontman Jesse Madre‘s intensity and sincerity are unmatched… and all this is oddly-yet-perfectly balanced by the fact that Madre riffs like a stand-up comedian and that the band cite early 80′s Motley Crue as a key inspiration. They were a staple of my Precious Metal shows and they’re now a standout of the New York scene at large. The debut full-length is being recorded and mixed by Elliot Geller (Malignancy, Dim Mak) and mastered by Shane Frisby (Turmoil, Revocation). The so-far-untitled full length is expected to drop later this fall.