BERTHOLD CITY: Decibel Magazine Premieres “Out Of Darkness” By California Hardcore Act With Members Of Strife, Internal Affairs, And More; When Words Are Not Enough LP Nears Release Via WAR Records

photos by Greg Flack

“Out Of Darkness” is the bruising new single from Los Angeles straight edge band BERTHOLD CITY, formed by musicians who also play with Strife, World Be Free, Internal Affairs, Abrasian, One Choice, Allegiance, The Mistake, and more. Now streaming exclusively at Decibel Magazine, the track precedes the band’s impending debut LP, When Words Are Not Enough, nearing release later this month through WAR Records.

With twelve tracks of foundational, hard hitting, anthemic hardcore, When Words Are Not Enough will solidify BERTHOLD CITY into the forefront of modern hardcore. The album was recorded and mixed at Jet To Mars Studio by Nick Jett (Terror), mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Integrity, Jesus Piece, God’s Hate), completed with cover art and design by Jeremy Dean, and features guest vocals from Jason Mazzola (Count Me Out) on “Left With Nothing.”

Founding vocalist Andrew Kline proclaims with the new single, “‘Out Of Darkness’ is about facing your problems head on. We have all been living through some very unprecedented dark times, and it has been incredibly hard on all of us. This song is about asking for help and addressing your mental health problems before they get the best of you.”

With the song’s premiere, Decibel notes how it, “isn’t content to swipe at paper thin strips of luminesce and, instead, takes a burly sonic wrecking ball to the whole damn wall.”

Stream BERTHOLD CITY’s “Out Of Darkness” first only through Decibel Magazine now at THIS LOCATION.

When Words Are Not Enough will see release through Kline’s own WAR Records on March 18th, digitally, on CD, and on multiple vinyl variants including 25 test presses, 100 Glow In The Dark with Japanese OBI Strip (WAR Records Exclusive), 200 Orange Splatter (WAR Records Exclusive), 200 Green in Ultra Clear (Merchpit Exclusive), 200 Gold (Coretex/Programme exclusive), and 300 Tricolor Swirl (RevHQ exclusive).

Find physical preorders at the label webshop HERE as well as through each specific partner, and digital preorders at Bandcamp HERE. Also watch the “Only Truth Wins” video HERE.

Watch for additional videos and more to post over the weeks ahead.

BERTHOLD CITY continues to play sporadic live gigs across California, with more extensive tour plans to follow, including an East Coast tour in May to be announced in the days ahead.

3/27/2022 OPACC – Oxnard, CA w/ In Time, Tuning, Bent Blue

Formed in 2017 by vocalist Andrew Kline (guitarist for Strife, World Be Free), BERTHOLD CITY’s lineup is rounded out by guitarist Dennis McDonald (Internal Affairs), drummer Adam Galindo (Abrasian, One Choice), bassist John “Eightclip” Jenkins (Allegiance), and guitarist Dave Itow (The Mistake). The band released a three-song demo in July of 2017 and quickly followed it up with the release of both the Moment Of Truth and What Time Takes 7” EPs. Since their formation, BERTHOLD CITY hit the ground running and completed short tours on both East and West coasts with Terror, Regulate, Fireburn, Change, Scowl, Kill Your Idols, and more. Locally they have shared the stage with bands such as Sick of it All, Judge, Shelter, Agnostic Front, Youth Of Today, Dare, Drain, Take Offense, among others.