Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Out now: OLD WOUNDS



Old Wounds' new EP, Death Projection, is out today on Good Fight Music.

Alternative Press is now streaming the entire EP, right here.

Death Projection was produced by Kevin Bernsten (Full of Hell, Mutilation Rites) and mastered by Brad Boatright (Integrity, Modern Life Is War). As drummer Brandon Gallagher states, "It's more metal-influenced than any of our other material, and we all think it's our best." 

A recent review on Pitchfork paints Death Projection with these words: "Emotionally charged, stylistically diverse metalcore, refreshingly devoid of the sugary melodies and bone-dumb breakdowns that propagate so freely within the mainstream hardcore scene... Frontman Kevin Iavaroni is capable of the razored vocal acrobatics of vets like Converge's Jacob Bannon, but he knows when to tone down his howls for a bit of La Dispute talk-singing. The instrumentation tends toward primal, primordial screamo... It's a furious – and meticulous – piece of work."

The Death Projection EP is now available from Good Fight Music, along with various merch options, here.

The New Jersey crew is currently in the midst of the Invisible Oranges-sponsored "Death Projection Tour" with Exalt, and will hit the road again later this fall with Vices. All tourdates, here.

"Emotionally charged, stylistically diverse metalcore, refreshingly devoid of the sugary melodies and bone-dumb breakdowns that propagate so freely within the mainstream hardcore scene... Frontman Kevin Iavaroni is capable of the razored vocal acrobatics of vets like Converge's Jacob Bannon, but he knows when to tone down his howls for a bit of La Dispute talk-singing. The instrumentation tends toward primal, primordial screamo... It's a furious – and meticulous – piece of work."
–Pitchfork

"This young New Jersey trio play metallic hardcore... which tips its hat to acts like Turmoil, Disembodied, and Buried Alive."

–Guitar World

"Old Wounds are making a name for themselves the old-fashioned way: getting in people's faces and freaking them out with punked-out metalcore."
–Alternative Press

"Youthful frantic hardcore sounds with churning metallic guitars... These guys are bringing '90s metallic hardcore back, taking influence from groups such as Turmoil and Indecision, and snowballing into a bigger piece of a new generation of hardcore."
–Mass Appeal

"Another high-powered speaker wrecker, turning the aggression way up on hardcore chugs and throat-charring screams."
–Brooklyn Vegan

"Old Wounds continue to surprise by pepping up metallic hardcore for this decade. The New Jersey quartet is laden with skills the older guard didn't have at their disposal, jamming with a practiced precision while cutting away the fat. What's left is tight and explosive, a memory of yesteryear made lean and mean by hindsight."
–Invisible Oranges

"Nasty, vitriolic post-hardcore."
–MetalSucks

"A diverse little slab of metalcore, whose only fault comes via its format: a seven-inch doesn't sate the appetite for blood instilled by Old Wounds."
–Exclaim!

"A metalcore wallop that succeeds at being catchy and furious..."
–Cvlt Nation