Lambgoat is hosting an exclusive advance stream of When Words Are Not Enough, the debut LP from Los Angeles straight edge hardcore band BERTHOLD CITY, formed by members of Strife, World Be Free, Internal Affairs, Abrasian, One Choice, Allegiance, The Mistake, and more. The album is playing just days ahead of its official release this Friday through WAR Records.
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.
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.”
Vocalist Andrew Kline writes, “I am very excited that our new record is finally out… It seems like it was such a long time ago when we started working on these songs, and I can’t wait to share them with the world. We worked really hard to craft the best hardcore record that we could… A record that was influenced by our favorite bands that came before us, but still fresh enough to connect with the new generation. This is one of my favorite records that I have ever been involved with, and I hope you feel the same.”
Hear BERTHOLD CITY’s entire When Words Are Not Enough LP first through Lambgoat now at THIS LOCATION.
When Words Are Not Enough will see release through Kline’s WAR Records this Friday, 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).
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.
BERTHOLD CITY Live:
3/27/2022 OPACC – Oxnard, CA w/ In Time, Tuning, Bent Blue