Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Out now: DIVIDER

All Barren, the debut full-length by Long Island, New York band Divider, is out today, September 23rd, on Glory Kid and streaming in its entirety via Alternative Press.

In the words of AP: "The album sounds somewhere in between face-melting terror, robotic warfare and just things on fire in general."

Finally arriving nearly a decade after Divider's formation, All Barren was produced by Will Yip (Circa Survive, Blacklisted) and mastered by Bill Henderson (Enabler, Most Precious Blood). The album's apocalyptic sound has inspired comparisons to Isis and Tombs, among others. Divider is fronted by Chris Tzompanakis, founder of elder metallic hardcore favorites Skycamefalling.

Order All Barren here.

Divider plays this Friday, September 26th at Grand Victory in Brooklyn with Old Wounds, Exalt, and Meek Is Murder, then hits the road in October for a West Coast tour with Glory Kid labelmates Mercy Ties.

Divider + Mercy Ties:
Oct 18 - Portland, OR @ The Know
Oct 19 - Sacramento, CA @ The Starlight
Oct 21 - La Puente, CA @ Bridgetown DIY
Oct 22 - Lancaster, CA @ Moose Lodge
Oct 23 - Murrieta, CA @ The Dial
Oct 24 - Chico, CA @ Monstros
Oct 25 - Seattle, WA @ The Kraken

"Somewhere in between face-melting terror, robotic warfare and just things on fire in general."
–Alternative Press

"This band is as malicious and crushing as any other on the metal scene today... All Barren is surely one of the most auspicious debuts of the year."

"Combining the chaotic hardcore of Converge or early Cave In with a menacing and thoroughly weighty churn that recalls the likes of Neurosis or Tombs..."

"Their music pulls together different shades of darkness, its menacing slow burn drawing from bands like Neurosis and Tombs."

"Chaotic hardcore ragers"


"Like having your face pressed into a belt sander... Divider's music is grand, harsh, and angry... Fans of Neurosis, early Isis, and Tombs should perk their ears up for this album."
–Metal Injection

"Riffs with an indescribable power... A younger group could play these same songs 1,000 times and never come close to matching the emotions All Barren evokes."
–Invisible Oranges

"Stalwart carriers of the sonic battering ram... Gate-crushing tone."
–Gear Gods

"A dreary landscape of oppressing riffs and dark moody mid-tempo writing... An unending fist pounding dose of temperamental hardcore."
–New Noise

"There is an elemental fury to the music, especially in the roars of vocalist Chris Tzompanakis, which are sincerely righteous and pissed off."