Metal Injection is hosting a stream of the entire debut full-length album from Brooklyn-based hardcore/powerviolence outfit DETACH THE ISLANDS, The Burden To Become Fact, advancing the album’s release through the band’s Dental Records this Friday.
The Burden To Become Fact was written and produced by DETACH THE ISLANDS mastermind Emmett Ceglia, with additional lyrics on “Culture Architects” by Dan Kelly. The bass and drums were recorded by Dominic Nastasi at Vudu Studios, the guitars recorded by Siddhu Anandalingam at Si Doux Studios, and the vocals recorded by Emmett Ceglia at Dental Records HQ. The record was mixed by Ceglia at Dental Records HQ, mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music, and completed with artwork by Ceglia.
The band leader offers, “I’m eager to see how people take to these styles done this way. I think we’re offering something different here from what hardcore/powerviolence fans are used to. I’m so grateful to everyone who has been involved in making TBTBF come to life and none of this would have been done without them: Jay, Siddhu, Eric, Ashley, Dominic, and Dan to name a few. Ready or not, here we come world.”
With the album stream, Metal Injection writes, “The record is an excellent blend of New York hardcore with a lot of interesting, almost progressive tendencies, that makes for an interesting listen that’ll also make you want to punch someone.”
Hear DETACH THE ISLANDS’ The Burden To Become Fact at Metal Injection RIGHT HERE.
DETACH THE ISLANDS will release The Burden To Become Fact on cassette and digital formats through Ceglia’s Dental Records imprint this Friday, July 5th. Find preorders HERE.
DETACH THE ISLANDS has booked a hometown release show for the album, set to hit Queens this Sunday, July 7th. The band is also booking new tour dates, filming a video for the album, and more. Stand by for updates to post in the days ahead.
DETACH THE ISLANDS’ The Burden To Become Fact Release Show:
7/07/2019 The Footlight – Queens, NY w/ Orthopedic Cranial Encavement, Dead Empires [info]
DETACH THE ISLANDS delivers a dissonant barrage of hardcore, powerviolence, and screamo. The quintet spawned after the dissolving of math/prog-metal outfit, Autocatalytica, and so Emmett Ceglia struck out to forge his own path in heavy music. While on stage he is just the drummer, behind the scenes, he is the nerve center of the group writing just about every note and lyric. However, DTI has since evolved from its one-man-project origins into a fully-fledged hardcore machine with some of the Brooklyn scene’s best joining in the cathartic fury. Guitarists Jay Kohler (Juan Bond, Semaphore) and Siddhu Anandalingam (Juan Bond, Semaphore), bassist Eric Messihi (For Sleeping Or Jumping), and vocalist Ashley Levine (THIN, ex-Mary Todd) round out the lineup.
DETACH THE ISLANDS’ The Burden To Become Fact assaults the senses with technical, and emotive guitar work that often avoids genre norms, up front and filthy bass that glues the band together, desperate, cathartic, and raw screams, with a foundation of deadly precise, dizzying, and expressive drumming. The lyrical sujects range from politics to relationships, from living with Crohns Disease to the state of digital media. Moments of beauty and release keep the listener from getting battle fatigued from the predominantly discordant songs.
With a stage presence to beware, the group’s aim is to push extreme punk music into a rarely treaded discordant territory and sidestep the well-worn paths of the genres it works within. The Burden To Become Fact sees the band unloading calculated chaos minute after minute, blasting together elements of dizzying high-tension music that fans of Glassjaw, Pageninetynine, United Nations, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Cerce, and Combatwoundedveteran will want to hear right away.