Northern Virginia grind ‘n’ roll trio DRUGS OF FAITH – with its members also involved in Enemy Soil, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, and more – presents their new 7” EP, Decay. As it is finalized for release through Selfmadegod Records this Friday, Decibel Magazine is hosting an advance stream of the entire EP.
The Decay EP marks DRUGS OF FAITH’s first full studio release since 2013’s Architectural Failures. Recorded with Kevin Bernsten at Developing Nations in Baltimore (Full Of Hell, Magrudergrind) and mastered by JC Griffin at Lakebottom Recording (Cloud Rat, Ceremony Of Senses, Blind Haven), Decay delivers five searing tracks. The band’s patented and methodical mid-paced grinding rock is riddled with calculated aggression and unavoidable hooks.
Offers vocalist/guitarist Richard Johnson, “Lyrically, Decay is similar to some other DRUGS OF FAITH records, as it touches on political and social topics. Two of the song lyrics were ones I originally submitted for Agoraphobic Nosebleed, but they weren’t a hit with the band, so I kept them. It worked out cool, though, because they do read like something I’d write for DRUGS OF FAITH (or, strangely, even Enemy Soil). Musically, with Decay we wanted to go more extreme compositionally on the whole. At the same time, we continued with trying to go for more clarity with the studio sound.”
Decibel Magazine writes of the EP, “Despite being fronted and founded by Richard ‘The Grindfather’ Johnson (Enemy Soil, Agoraphobic Nosebleed), Virginia trio DRUGS OF FAITH are not, in fact, a grindcore band… Really, it’s the churning riffs, not the snare that propels, DOF, so just think of the them as the world’s blast-friendliest noise rock band. That said, the band’s new EP, Decay, which you can stream directly below, is pretty fucking grindy!”
Tune in to stream DRUGS OF FAITH’s Decay EP early at Decibel RIGHT HERE.
Selfmadegod Records will release Decay this Friday, September 6th through all digital platforms and on 7” vinyl –400 copies on black and 100 on splatter wax. Place orders HERE. An official video from the album and more is being prepared for release in the coming days.
DRUGS OF FAITH is comprised of vocalist/guitarist Richard Johnson (Enemy Soil, Agoraphobic Nosebleed), bassist Ivan Khilko (Immanent Voiceless, Destroyer of Worlds), and drummer Ethan Griffiths (Embra). Since its 2002 inception, the band has released an array of recordings through Selfmadegod Records, Malokul, Contaminated Tones, and more. The band has appeared in the Decibel Magazine Flexi Series, on a Godflesh tribute compilation, has recorded a split 7” with Cloud Rat and a split 3” CD with Antigama, and most recently issued a track on an anti-Trump compilation.