Friday, September 9, 2016

Out today: EXALT - The Shape You Took Before the Ache

Exalt's new album, The Shape You Took Before the Ache, is out today on Good Fight Music in the US, and on New Damage Records throughout the rest of the world.

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"Elevating their brand of eerie, esoteric metalcore to new heights"

"It's definitely a hardcore record but there's a lot going on musically that'll keep listeners interested beyond just the hardcore crowd. Seriously, this is worth a spin!"
–Metal Injection

"Crushing brutality... Brief reveries of melody and oddly sweet serenades..."
–Pure Grain Audio

"Exalt weave together bone-breaking metallic hardcore with moody atmosphere... The Shape You Took Before the Ache marks the beginning of an exciting shift for this band..."


The Shape You Took Before the Ache is a masterwork of cavemen-heavy hardcore, in line with crushers like Harm's Way and Old Wounds, and laced with moody melody evoking '90s greats, from Godflesh to Deftones. The album was produced by Pete Grossman and Andy Nelson at Bricktop Recording (Weekend Nachos) and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Nails, Integrity).

Exalt hits the road in October with Ringworm.

Ringworm, Exalt:

Oct 5 - Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
Oct 6 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
Oct 7 - Valparaiso, IN @ Big Shots
Oct 8 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
Oct 9 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
Oct 11 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar
Oct 12 - Boise, ID @ Shredder
Oct 13 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Oct 14 - Vancouver, BC @ The Astoria
Oct 15 - Portland, OR @ Panic Room
Oct 16 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst Atrium
Oct 18 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Oct 19 - San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
Oct 21 - Dallas, TX @ So What Fest
Oct 22 - Austin, TX @ Texas Revolution Fest
Oct 24 - St Louis, MO @ Fubar
Oct 25 - Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Yacht