Anti-Corporate Music presents the debut EP from Richmond, Virginia-based hardcore outfit ARMAGIDEON TIME, Crime As Theatre, issuing the cover art, track listing, and other details ahead of its May release.
Straight from the heart of the birthplace of slavery and segregation, Richmond, Virginia, comes ARMAGIDEON TIME. Born out of paranoia and racial tension in the Spring of 2019, Jesse Mowery (Karoshi, In Wolves Clothing, Apostles Of Eris) and Andy Kohler (Voarm, Argentinum Astrum, Sadville) began ruminating on a new musical endeavor. They soon added Shaun Reeves (Voarm) on bass and Taimir Gore (Broke Royals, Kristeva, Glossing) on guitar to round out the instrumental section of this new project. After a year of rehearsal, followed by another year waiting out a pandemic, they connected with rapper BlackLiq, who had recently released his collaborative album with emcee/producer Mopes, titled Time Is The Price on Strange Famous Records.
Together, this newly formed unit wrote and recorded their debut EP Crime As Theatre. The resulting collection of energetic songs is a story about life, love, and Fox News, told over a relentless blend of ripping crust/d-beat-infused melodic hardcore. Lyrically, the band’s approach challenges the fearmongering, misinformation, and exploitation of the poor that has become the standard American custom, while holding accountable the parties that use those methods to further their agendas.
ARMAGIDEON TIME’s Crime As Theatre EP was recorded by Bob Quirk and Yave Rust, mixed by Bob Quirk, and mastered by Dan Emery at Black Matter Mastering, the record then completed with cover art by Emily Robinson and photos by Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God).
Crime As Theatre will see digital and cassette release on May 6th, with a vinyl version to follow in the Summer. Watch for audio previews, an official video, preorders, vinyl updates, and more to post over the weeks ahead.
Crime As Theatre Track Listing:
1. Stimulus Fuck
2. For Lovers
3. Foxed In The Head
The band will be opening for Eyehategod in their hometown on May 3rd, with more live shows and incursions to be announced throughout the year.
ARMAGIDEON TIME Live:
5/03/2022 The Broadberry – Richmond, VA w/ Eyehategod, Bat, Future Projektor [info]
Black Liq – vocals
Jesse Mowery – guitar
Taimir Gore – guitar
Shaun Reeves – bass
Andy Kohler – drums