Thursday, August 20, 2015

AXIS + Exclaim!

Florida quintet Axis reveals the next piece of its debut album, Show Your Greed: new track "Discouraged" is now streaming via Exclaim! Magazine.

As Exclaim! puts it, "The track recalls the discordant '90s work of Turmoil, Deadguy, and Kiss It Goodbye. 'Discouraged' hits like a sledgehammer, with atonal, chunky riffage and bone-bashing grooves supporting full fierce tough guy howling."

Listen, here.

Show Your Greed was mixed by Taylor Young of Nails and Twitching Tongues. Out September 4th on Good Fight Music, the album can now be pre-ordered here.

The band is currently deep in a US tour with Good Fight labelmates Old Wounds and Of Feather and Bone.

Axis, Of Feather and Bone:
Aug 20 - Milwaukee, WI @ Borg Ward w/ Old Wounds
Aug 21 - Chicago, IL @ Live Wire w/ Old Wounds
Aug 22 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Elks Lodge w/ Old Wounds
Aug 23 - Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry w/ Old Wounds
Aug 24 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Roboto Project
Aug 25 - Buffalo, NY @ Sugar City
Aug 26 - New Britain, CT @ Pulaski Club
Aug 27 - Chicopee, MA @ CCC
Aug 28 - Providence, RI @ The Funky Jungle
Aug 29 - New York, NY @ ABC No Rio (early)
Aug 29 - Warren, NJ @ Warren Legion Hall (late)
Aug 30 - Sayville, NY @ Soul Sounds
Aug 31 - Wilmington, DE @ School of Rock
Sep 1 - Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Art Space
Sep 2 - Annapolis, MD @ Metropolitan Lounge
Sep 3 - Greensboro, NC @ Empire Books
Sep 4 - Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern

"Packing plenty of punch for modern-day hardcore crowds, [Axis] definitely recalls the discordant '90s work of Turmoil, Deadguy, and Kiss It Goodbye. 'Discouraged' hits like a sledgehammer, with atonal, chunky riffage and bone-bashing grooves supporting full fierce tough guy howling."
–Exclaim!

"Metallic hardcore that will remind listeners of esteemed fan favorites such as Turmoil and Kiss It Goodbye"
–Lambgoat

"Florida quintet Axis is a hardcore band in the sense that Converge or The Dillinger Escape Plan are hardcore bands... Grinding, gnashing and chaotic, full of primal aggression yet surprisingly calculated destruction."
–Substream