Friday, April 22, 2016

Out today: NOMADS - Love It or Leave It

Nomads' debut album, Love It or Leave It, is out today on Melotov Records.

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Love It or Leave It is a hurricane of violent hardcore punk, descended from Motorhead, Discharge, and Discharge worshippers like Anti-Cimex. Nomads takes this crusty, driving, grinding sound, relocates it to its home turf of LA, and boosts it with the heavyweight modern production of Taylor Young (Nails, Xibalba) and mastering of Brad Boatright (Magudergrind, Full of Hell). 

Noisey calls the new album, "a record wholly embodying Los Angeles," and LA Weekly has described the band as a "punk rock version of N.W.A." for its lyrics about the hard side of LA life. 

Nomads throws banging covers of GG Allin and The Sisters of Mercy songs into the mix, showing off its range. Although fully a brutal hardcore punk band, Nomads represents an intersection of hardcore punk, metal, goth, and hip-hop culture, unique to LA. Coming up soon, shows with Discharge, Eyehategod, Nails, and Terrorizer.

Jun 5 - Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse w/ Discharge, Eyehategod
Jun 6 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy w/ Discharge, Eyehategod
Jul 20 - San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick w/ Nails, Terrorizer
Jul 21 - Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room w/ Nails, Terrorizer
Jul 22 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy w/ Nails, Terrorizer
Jul 23 - San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside w/ Nails, Terrorizer

"Seeing influence from bands like Motorhead and Discharge... Giving their own spin with covers of GG Allin and The Sisters of Mercy. It's a record wholly embodying Los Angeles, capturing the anguish of the city's drug abuse and injustice, turning it into a distorted, heavy chaos."


"Since their inception, LA's Nomads have offered a particularly harsh brand of hardcore punk. Now the outfit are leveling up with their latest release, Love It or Leave It... The record reiterates their themes of drugs, conflict, and cop hate with a vicious insistence... The honesty and intentionality of Nomads will hit you in the face like a two by four... It's raw and it's good."

–Mass Appeal

"Distorted-as-fuck... Full-sprint into the fray..."
–Metal Injection

"One of the most straight pissed-off bands to emerge from Los Angeles."