Southern California-based DISGRACE will release their defiant debut LP, True Enemy, through upstate New York-based Closed Casket Activities at the end of the month, and as an early indulgence for the band’s fans, Lambgoat is now streaming the entire album early.
Since their 2011 incarnation, DISGRACE has released the brutal Songs Of Suffering 12″ EP and a split 7″ with Harness, but the band now grabs the scene by the throat with their mammoth True Enemy debut LP, delivering their dynamic and demoralizing brew of hook-laden, infectious, death metal-infused hardcore with more persuasive power than ever. Recorded and produced at The Pit in Van Nuys, California by vocalist Taylor Young and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Integrity, Nails, Blacklisted), on True Enemy the band’s venomous elements align into one of the most punishing and contagious releases of the year, heavily due to the empowering and clever riffage of guitarist Kyle Thomas. Decibel calls DISGRACE, “a quartet that seamlessly marries true blue classic American death metal buzz n’ pummel to premium metallic hardcore for a sound that is worthy of the predictably sick Dan Seagrave cover artwork.” StereoKiller gave True Enemy a 4/5 in their review, which includes, “Young and company seem to pull from anything from the slow punishing pace of the likes of Bolt Thrower and Celtic Frost, the tuning and distortion of Entombed, to sounds not too far from Beneath The Remains era Sepultura, blended with the groovy hardcore styling in the vein of Merauder, Cold As Life, and even a smidgen of Twitching Tongues.”
Click through to Lambgoat and hear DISGRACE’s True Enemy LP early at THIS LOCATION.
An interview with Dan Seagrave (Dismember, Morbid Angel, Entombed, etc.) featuring his work on True Enemy‘s cover, is posted HERE.
Closed Casket Activities will release True Enemy on March 24th on CD, all relevant digital outlets, and multiple colors of 12″ vinyl, the LP including a 24″ x 36″ poster as well as a digital download, with preorders for all formats in multiple merch bundles available now at THIS LOCATION.
DISGRACE has also booked an April East Coast US tour scheduled around their scheduled performance at the annual New England Metal & Hardcore Festival. From April 12th through 18th DISGRACE will storm through Amityville, Albany, Montreal, Toronto, Buffalo and Philadelphia alongside Closed Casket Activities labelmates, God’s Hate, before closing the run down at NEMHF on Saturday, April 18th alongside Testament, Exodus, Nuclear Assault, Nails, Indecision, fellow CCA mates Incendiary, Suburban Scum and more.
DISGRACE The True Enemy Tour:
4/12/2015 Amityville Music Hall – Amityville, NY
4/13/2015 Bogies – Albany, NY
4/14/2015 Sala Rossa – Montreal, QC
4/15/2015 SHIBGB’s – Toronto, ON
4/16/2015 Ocean Garden – Buffalo, NY
4/17/2015 The Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA w/ Nails, Incendiary
4/18/2015 The Palladium – Worcester, MA @ New England Metal & Hardcore Fest [info]