Modern-day kings of powerviolence, forerunners of "Satanic Straightedge", Los Angeles' mighty Antichrist Demoncore has officially teamed up with Melotov Records for the release of its debut full-length LP. Also popularly known as ACxDC, the band enters LA's The Pit Studio next week with producer Taylor Young (Xibalba, Twitching Tongues) to record the as-yet-untitled album.
With origins dating back to 2003, ACxDC returned to the scene in 2010 after a hiatus and has been systematically killing ever since. Although its Melotov Records debut is its first full-length, the band has a slew of EPs and splits under its belt, released via labels like Deep Six and To Live A Lie. Founder and frontman Sergio Amalfitano has described the band's mission as a "war on any and all fundamentalism". A pillar of the LA scene, ACxDC has played in the LA area with every band that matters and has toured with the likes of Capitalist Casualties. Current members also do time in other bands, most notably drummer Jorge Luis Herrera who bashes for powerviolence veterans Despise You.
Melotov Records is the LA-based label founded in 2008 by Melanie Voltz. Now distributed exclusively by Converge frontman Jake Bannon's label, Deathwish Inc, Melotov is on a tear with recent releases by The Banner, Bone Dance, and Ghostlimb, and new upcoming 2014 releases by ACxDC, Tiger Flowers, and more.
ACxDC's debut LP is slated for a late spring 2014 release on Melotov. The band has a European summer tour in the works, including festivals such as Fluff Fest and Obscene Extreme.
Melotov's Melanie Voltz states:
"Words cannot describe how excited I am to be working with ACxDC. Not only are they monumental in the Los Angeles punk/hardcore community, but their beliefs and methods of promoting them are something I strongly identify with – veganism, marriage equality, anti-authority, etc. Antichrist Demoncore are a staple band, not just for their genre, but for encouraging change and opening conversations on difficult subjects in a way that makes it accessible for people within the aggressive music community. They are also some of the most down-to-earth dudes I've met. Their work ethic and moral codes, coupled with their insane live performances and equally insane 'audience participation', had me hooked upon initial exposure. I can't tell you how damn cool it is to now have the opportunity to be their home for this release."