Thursday, January 15, 2015

NASTY - Shokka

Following up The Banner's Greying LP and Old Wounds' Death Projection EP, Good Fight Music kicks off 2015 with the US release of Shokka, the new album by Euro hardcore kings Nasty.

Shokka's US release is set for February 24th on Good Fight, with the European release being handled by Beatdown Hardwear (Xibalba, Twitching Tongues).

Founded over a decade ago in La Calamine, Belgium, Nasty chucked subtlety out the window long ago in its quest for beatdown purity. Led by animated frontman Matthi, the dudes achieve comic levels of awesome via unrepentant, double-bass-driven breakdowns and Belgian-accented mosh incitements. Shokka is the band's fifth album to date.

As the authority on all 'core, Sergeant D, reported on MetalSucks: "This band is fucking sweet – breakdowns upon breakdowns upon breakdowns."

Check out the video for Shokka's title track, here, for a taste of Nasty's vibe, described by at least one critic as "the Die Antwoord of hardcore."

Unarguably one of the hardest working bands in its scene, Nasty has toured Europe, the US, Brazil, Japan, China, and South Korea, with such bands as Suicidal Tendencies, Terror, Madball, and Bane. Next up is a headlining European tour in March with support from Lionheart, Cruel Hand and more.

Pre-order Shokka vinyl, CD, and shirts, from Good Fight, here.

"Lying When They Love Us," another video off the new album, can be seen here.

The tracklist is as follows:
1) Shokka
2) No
3) Phoenix
4) Lying When They Love Us
5) The Heat
6) Real Talk
7) Skit
8) Fantasia
9) Rebel With A Cause
10) Skit
11) Politessenhass
12) Interlude
13) Irreversible
14) Fire
15) Outro