DRUGS OF FAITH: BrooklynVegan Premieres “Nihilists” From Virginia Grind/Rock Trio; Decay EP Nears September Release Via Selfmadegod Records

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As Northern Virginia grind/rock trio DRUGS OF FAITH – with members of Enemy Soil, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, and more in its ranks – prepares to release their new Decay 7″ EP through Selfmadegod Records in early September, the first single has been issued. BrooklynVegan is hosting the exclusive premiere of the EP’s shredding “Nihilists” for public streaming.

DRUGS OF FAITH‘s Decay EP marks the outfit’s first full-length studio release since 2013’s Architectural Failures. Recorded with Kevin Bernsten at Developing Nations in Baltimore (Full Of Hell, Magrudergrind) and mastered by JC Griffin at Lakebottom Recording (Cloud Rat, Ceremony Of Senses, Blind Haven), Decay delivers five searing tracks. The band’s patented and methodical mid-paced grinding rock is riddled with calculated aggression and unavoidable hooks.

Founding guitarist/vocalist Richard Johnson offers of the track, “‘Nihilists’ shows our love for Voivod and Demigod. It’s one of the more aggressive songs from the Decay EP.”

Hear DRUGS OF FAITH’s “Nihilists” via BrooklynVegan at THIS LOCATION.

Selfmadegod Records will release Decay September 6th on 7″ vinyl – with 400 copies on black vinyl and 100 on splatter vinyl – as well as digitally. Watch for preorders to post later this week. An official video from the album and more is being prepared for release in the coming days.

DRUGS OF FAITH is comprised of vocalist/guitarist Richard Johnson (Enemy Soil, Agoraphobic Nosebleed), bassist Ivan Khilko (Immanent Voiceless, Destroyer of Worlds), and drummer Ethan Griffiths (Embra). Since its 2002 inception, the band has released an array of recordings through Selfmadegod Records, Malokul, Contaminated Tones, and more. The band has appeared in the Decibel Magazine Flexi Series, on a Godflesh tribute compilation, has recorded a split 7″ with Cloud Rat and a split 3″ CD with Antigama, and most recently issued a track on an anti-Trump compilation.

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