DETACH THE ISLANDS: No Echo Premieres “Reset Yourself To Zero” From Brooklyn Hardcore/Powerviolence Act; The Burden To Become Fact Release Show Booked

[photo by Nick Karp]

No Echo is hosting the debut of “Reset Yourself To Zero,” the scorching new single from Brooklyn, New York hardcore/powerviolence outfit DETACH THE ISLANDS. The band is preparing to release their debut full-length release, The Burden To Become Fact, through their own Dental Records on July 5th, and a hometown release show for the album has been booked.

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.

Ceglia offers with the premiere, “Lyrically, ‘Reset Yourself To Zero’ deals with the feelings of political powerlessness; how nothing important to you is what is important to structures of power; how our system is meant to give us a voice but then keep that voice silent. These are delivered with vocals that seem ready to rip through the speakers at any moment, urgently spitting their rage with every word.”

No Echo writes, “You can best describe the songwriting and musicianship of DETACH THE ISLANDS with two words: controlled chaos. The brainchild of drummer Emmett Ceglia, the Brooklyn, NY-based band clearly understands how to deliver complex arrangements, but the clincher here is how effortless they make it all sound. In other words, while DETACH THE ISLANDS are certainly techy in their delivery, things still manage to sound catchy, something that isn’t easy to pull off.”

Stream DETACH THE ISLANDS’ “Reset Yourself To Zero” at No Echo RIGHT HERE.

DETACH THE ISLANDS will release The Burden To Become Fact on cassette and digital formats through Ceglia’s own Dental Records imprint on July 5th. Find preorders where “Love Is the Miracle We Fabricate” is also streaming HERE.

DETACH THE ISLANDS has booked a hometown release show for the album, set to hit Queens on July 7th, just two days after the album’s release. 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/ Wreath of Tongues and 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 ISLANDSThe 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 subjects 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.