Revolver Magazine is exclusively streaming Into The Pain, the new EP by Pennsylvania hardcore outfit FIXATION, on the eve of its release through WAR Records.
Into The Pain explodes with FIXATION’s take on classic hardcore, unloading four ripping tracks in under five minutes. The EP was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Wyatt Oberholzer at The Knife Lair (Year Of The Knife, Struck Nerve, Drowse) and finished with artwork by Linas Garsys (American Nightmare, Ceremony, World Be Free).
FIXATION’s vocalist Matthew Green offers, “Musically, Into The Pain came as a logical next step from the Marked 7″ that came out last summer. We wrote the songs a few months after, around our year mark as a band, just starting to hone in on our sound enough to start writing with more intent. We sat on the tracks for a few months while we toured, and after playing the songs live enough decided to put them together as a release. We recorded all the tracks over a weekend with Wyatt Oberholzer in Philly, exploring some new sounds and structures from the last release.”
With the EP stream, Revolver Magazine describes the band as, “…baring their teeth with the same venom as Infest or No Tolerance: scathing, vein-bulging fury that attacks with subtlety of a rabid dog, frothing at the mouth and staring through you with dead eyes.”
Hear FIXATION’s Into The Pain EP at Revolver RIGHT HERE.
Into The Pain will released as a flexi and through all digital outlets tomorrow, Friday, May 10th, through WAR Records, the label founded by Andrew Kline of Strife and Berthold City. Place orders at the label webshop HERE and Bandcamp HERE.
FIXATION continues performing live on tour in support of the new EP, with shows alongside Jesus Piece, Miracle Drug, The Dividing Line, Restraining Order, Murphy’s Law, Underdog, and more booked through the months ahead. Additionally, FIXATION is one of the first wave of bands to be announced for this year’s annual This Is Hardcore festival gathering in Philadelphia July 26th through 28th, joining the likes Code Orange, Saves The Day, Gorilla Biscuits, Off!, Cro-Mags, 100 Demons, Agnostic Front, Breakdown, All Out War, and countless more. Watch for additional tour dates to be announced shortly.
FIXATION Tour Dates:
5/12/2019 Emmanuel Episcopal – Quakertown, PA w/ Jesus Piece, Struck Nerve, Drowse, more
5/24/2019 The Burners – Bethlehem, PA w/ Miracle Drug, Dying For It, The Dividing Line
6/15/2019 Albany Social Justice Center – Albany NY w/ Spell Runner, Restraining Order
7/26-28/2019 Franklin Music Hall – Philadelphia, PA @ This Is Hardcore
8/10/2019 Neshammy Creek Brewing – Croydon, PA with Underdog, Murphy’s Law
With an emphasis on lyrical potency and fast, aggressive songwriting, FIXATION has pulled no punches since their formation in late 2017. Comprised of current and former members of Drowse, The Dividing Line, New Heart, and Time’s Up, the band delivers combative, pointed hardcore for fans of Rival Mob, Nerve Agents, Arms Race, Youth Of Today, No Tolerance, and Infest.
FIXATION has taken their anthems on the road across the Eastern and Midwest US on several tours, performing alongside Strife, Regional Justice Center, Rule Them All, Vantage Point, Leeway, Miracle Drug, Chokehold, Vitamin X, Restraining Order, and others, and has performed at FYA Fest, This Is Hardcore, and other notable gatherings over the past two years.