Friday, August 26, 2016

Out today: DIE YOUNG - No Illusions

Die Young's new album, No Illusions, is out today on Good Fight Music.

Buy, here:

"The reformed Texas slayers in Die Young are swinging harder than ever with their upcoming release, No Illusions."
–Metal Injection

"An aural assault anchored by heaping helpings of hardcore and thrash metal..."

"Downright feral... A storm of Destroy the Machines-inspired guitar lines."

"A staple of the Texas hardcore scene spanning back to 2002... Die Young has carved a permanent niche... They are able to blend exciting elements of hardcore and metal. The lyrical content focuses on a range of real-world humanitarian and social issues."
–Blow the Scene

"With their Bolt Thrower-like mix of hardcore and thrash, they take no prisoners."
–Ghost Cult

Reformed and recharged after a hiatus, the long-running Houston hardcore outfit Die Young returns with its debut for Good Fight Music, No Illusions – a feast of apocalyptic hardcore that nods to Slayer's evil thrash, Bolt Thrower's mournful war metal, Cro-Mags' streetwise snarl, and Earth Crisis' militancy. Led by vegan straightedge frontman Daniel Albaugh, Die Young takes a look at the human race through a harshly realistic lens on No Illusions – in Albaugh's words, the album is about "disappointment, irrationality, violence, nihilism, and pessimism."

Die Young, who have played everywhere from Hong Kong to Mexico to Russia to Alaska, will hit the road in the US this fall, including dates with Himsa (reunion show), Sentenced to Burn and Wake of Humanity, and a slot on Sound on Sound Festival in Austin, alongside Carcass, Baroness, and Young Thug.

Sep 10 - Fort Worth, TX @ 1919 Hemphill
Sep 16 - Houston, TX @ Satellite Bar
Sep 17 - Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street Collective w/ Sentenced to Burn
Sep 18 - Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone w/ Sentenced to Burn
Oct 22 - Oakland, CA @ Crate w/ Wake of Humanity
Oct 23 - Fullerton, CA @ Programme HQ w/ Wake of Humanity
Oct 24 - Las Vegas, NV @ Womb Room w/ Wake of Humanity
Oct 25 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Beehive Social Club w/ Wake of Humanity
Oct 26 - Portland, OR @ Black Water Bar w/ Wake of Humanity
Oct 27 - Olympia, WA @ Obsidian w/ Wake of Humanity
Oct 28 - Vancouver, BC @ 333 w/ Wake of Humanity
Oct 29 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon w/ Himsa, Wake of Humanity
Nov 6 - Austin, TX @ Sound on Sound Festival w/ Carcass, Baroness, Young Thug

Photo by Derek Rathbun