Friday, October 16, 2015

Out today: WHITE WIDOWS PACT - True Will

White Widows Pact's debut full-length, True Will, is out today on New Damage Records.

Stream and purchase True Willhere.

Brooklyn's finest, White Widows Pact churns out white-knuckle metallic hardcore infused with '90s death metal and Southern grooves. True urban despair bleeds out of frontman David Castillo as the band steamrolls through mid-tempo onslaughts, a combination of urgent, machine-like cadences (mid-era Napalm Death comes to mind) and Crowbar-quality sludge.

Guest appearances include Liam Cormier of Cancer Bats, Sara Taylor of Youth Code, and more.

The album was recorded and mixed by Dean Baltulonis (Sick of It All, Modern Life Is War) and mastered by Brad Boatright (Nails, High on Fire). 

A real powerhouse of the NYC scene, White Widows Pact consists of members of Primitive Weapons, Grudges, Cleanteeth, Goes Cube, and more. Frontman Castillo is co-owner of Saint Vitus Bar, one of the city's most beloved venues.

"Insanely heavy... Sludgy, ripping guitars... When looking for a new band to get angry to, White Widows Pact have you covered on every front."

White Widows Pact's mix of contemporary hardcore and sludgy Southern metal are the exception to the rule that metalheads and punks can't get along."
–Alternative Press

"Hardcore peppered with Crowbar's
 Obedience Thru Suffering..."


"True Will hears the band combining elements of New York hardcore, '90s death metal and Southern sludge."

"Without a doubt, one of the most confident and impressive debut full-lengths of 2015. True Will is the perfect cocktail of sugar and spice: addictively tasty, sickeningly caustic... What we're saying is: this album wrecks. You need to hear it."

"A strong cocktail of death metal, hardcore, and sludge."

–Metal Injection

"White Widows Pact storms out of the gates as though they're a crew of maniacal headless horsemen galloping after you with savage intent..."

"One heavy and belligerent blast of metallic hardcore."
–New Noise

"Metallic hardcore in the styling of visionaries like Integrity and Madball."

"One of the best albums of the year."
–Nefarious Realm