Tuesday, May 26, 2015

OLD WOUNDS + Alternative Press




Alternative Press has debuted "Never Sleep Again," the second single off Old Wounds' masterpiece of a sophomore album, The Suffering Spirit.

Stream "Never Sleep Again," via AP, here.

Out June 30th on Good Fight Music, The Suffering Spirit is a huge statement from the young New Jersey crew who have already made a name over the past two years as a singular force in the underground – booking their own tours with the likes of Cult Leader, Full of Hell, and Axis, creating all their own artwork, and pumping out new recordings via a slew of EPs and splits. 

The Suffering Spirit sees Old Wounds ascend to a new level, from DIY workhorse to world-class band. Self-proclaimed "true freaks," Old Wounds have always brought more drama and showmanship into their hardcore than most bands dare and on The Suffering Spirit, thanks in part to producer Andreas Magnusson (The Black Dahlia Murder, Despised Icon), that vibe is finally documented in all its glory. Over massive, rhythmic heaviness paying homage to the first wave of metalcore – Disembodied, Buried Alive, Turmoil – Old Wounds layer dark melodies and clean vocals that tip the hat to bands like Type O Negative and Deftones.

Pre-order The Suffering Spirit from Good Fight Music, here.

Stream the album's first single, "Rest in Piss," via BrooklynVegan, here.

On tour: Old Wounds + Vein
Jun 27 - Philadelphia, PA @ Ask a Punk
Jun 28 - North Haven, CT @ Up All Night Collective
Jun 29 - Richmond, VA @ The Haunted Mansion
Jun 30 - Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Art Space
Jul 1 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project
Jul 2 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
Jul 3 - Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus

"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

Photo by Sean P. Sullivan