Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Out now: SEIZURES



Following up recent releases by ACxDC, Tiger Flowers, Vices, and Holy Tongues, Melotov Records presents its release of Seizures' double album, The Sanity Universal, out today. Originally released in 2013, The Sanity Universal has been fully remixed by Rollie Ulug (Graf Orlock, Dangers) and remastered by Chris Common (The Mars Volta, Chelsea Wolfe), and is now available for the first time on vinyl.

From the beach town of Dana Point, California, south of LA, Seizures own their own brand of next-generation mathcore – dark, complex, adventurous. Born in the shadow of the elder Orange County scene (Throwdown, Eighteen Visions), Seizures are closer in spirit to bands like Rorschach and Coalesce – bands that pushed hardcore into other dimensions, that embraced complexity not as an exercise but as an exorcism. Standing on the shoulders of those giants, Seizures catapult the genre into outerspace, displaying an absolute freedom of musical ideas. Double album The Sanity Universal is a massive sonic experience, as vast as the starscape on its cover. Dense, engrossing, unpredictable, The Sanity Universal wows with technicality and crushes with feeling.

Stream Seizures' "Product of a Time Loss Scenario," off The Sanity Universal, here.

Seizures plays a record release show, Oct 23 at The Dial in Murrieta, California, then hits the road in November for a 3-week tour with Illustrations.

"A stunning piece of work that is incredibly vast, totally overpowering and almost impossible to quantify."

–Cvlt Nation

"Metallic hardcore (which is not metalcore but 'evil hardcore' in the vein of Rorschach, Deadguy, Bloodlet, etc.) merged with experimental rock."

–Gear Gods

"[Seizures] put their own stamp on hardcore, imbuing their scathing, complex, and hard-hitting sound with a ton of personality."
–Verbicide

"The grimy dissonance of Gaza, the frenetic riffing of Botch, and the uncontrollable structures of The Dillinger Escape Plan."

–American Aftermath