Tuesday, August 13, 2013


To mark today's release of the Old Wounds/Trenchfoot split seven-inch on Melotov Records, New Noise Magazine presents a stream of the entire record.

Much has been spoken and written about Old Wounds and Trenchfoot, two young East Coast hardcore prospects rising fast. As MSN's Headbang blog phrases it, the new seven-inch is "a great example of a split being used effectively to introduce two new bands to the world".

Currently in the midst of a US tour that included a slot on this year's The Power of the Riff Festival in LA, road dogs Old Wounds hail from New Jersey and play a searing brand of metallic hardcore that recalls 90s scene definers like Turmoil and Disembodied. A recent review on Pitchfork referred to Old Wounds as "furious hardcore" and praised the band's "concision and power". 

From upstate New York, Trenchfoot churn out an even darker shade of hardcore, evoking the epic, depressive laments of Cursed and Tragedy.

Both bands' material for the split was recorded by Kevin Bernsten at Developing Nations (Pulling Teeth, Full of Hell).

Watch an Old Wounds video via Revolver Magazine.

Order the Old Wounds/Trenchfoot split.