Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Out now: NASTY - Shokka

"A clinic in piledriving, mean-spirited metallic hardcore, unabashed in its reliance on breakdown after thundering breakdown."
–Stereogum

"One of the few bright spots in the sea of feces that is the European music scene is Nasty."

–MetalSucks

"Deathly riffing and lively energy... As heavy as it might be shocking."

–Exclaim

"Intense and cathartic, perfect for getting in the pit."
–About

"Comic levels of awesome... One of the hardest working bands in its scene."

–New Noise

"Full to the brim with huge breakdowns... punishing mosh fueled anthems..."

–Stereokiller

Shokka, the fifth album by Belgium's Nasty sees its US release today, February 24th, on Good Fight Music. 


With larger-than-life attitude and comically heavy breakdowns, the Belgians have made a name by releasing slick videos like this, this, and this, and by touring the world with bands like Suicidal Tendencies, Madball, and Terror.

Stream Shokka on Spotify, here.

Order Shokka LP, CD, and shirts, here.


Next up is a US tour with Lionheart in April, including a stop at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival.

April
9 - Darien, IL @ Q Bar
10 - Portage, IN @ Camelot Hall
11 - Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry
12 - Hamtramck, MI @ Paychecks Lounge
13 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Mr. Roboto Project
14 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Brooklyn Asylum
15 - Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall 
16 - Albany, NY @ Bogies
17 - Trenton, NJ @ Championship Bar
18 - Nanticoke, PA @ West Side Park
19 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (New England Metal and Hardcore Festival)