EL DRUGSTORE: The Golden Age Of Bad Ideas Now Streaming At Metal Injection; Album Out This Week Through Nefarious Industries

[photo by Alex Jackson]

Nefarious Industries this week presents The Golden Age Of Bad Ideas, the anxiously awaited second full-length from intense New Jersey instrumental/technical metal outfit, EL DRUGSTORE. On the eve of its official release date, the entire album is now playing through an exclusive stream hosted by Metal Injection.

Comprised of current and former members of East Of The Wall and more, EL DRUGSTORE now bridges the six-year wait since their Plague Ship full-length debut with The Golden Age Of Bad Ideas. The trio douses the listener with thirty-six dense minutes of explosive, organic new material. The record was recorded by Kevin Antreassian at Backroom Studios (The Dillinger Escape Plan) and Chris Alfano at Volume Fact (East Of The Wall), mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Toxic Holocaust, Torche, Eye Of Nix), and completed with art and layout by Bryan Elkins.

The band declares, “We are extremely excited to finally release this record into the wild. It has taken shape very slowly over the course of the six years since we released Plague Ship, but I think we ended up capturing where our heads were at musically and emotionally during this time period. The goal was to construct something that is a challenging listen but has enough structure to give listeners something to grab onto, and hopefully that comes across to anyone hearing it.”

Metal Injection writes in part, “…fans have been waiting for a new album from the trio for six years, since their full-length debut, Plague Ship was released. We’re excited to premiere their blissful new album, The Golden Age Of Bad Ideas today for you.”

Hear EL DRUGSTORE’s The Golden Age Of Bad Ideas early only through Metal Injection at THIS LOCATION.

The Golden Age Of Bad Ideas sees release on CD and digital formats via Nefarious Industries this Friday, November 15th. Find preorders at the label webshop HERE and via Bandcamp HERE.

EL DRUGSTORE has booked a release show for The Golden Age Of Bad Ideas, happening the day after the record’s release, Saturday, November 16th, in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, with performances from East Of The Wall, Martin Howth, and Kevin Grossman as well.

11/16/2019 Atlantic Highlands Arts Council – Atlantic Highlands, NJ *release show w/ East Of The Wall, Martin Howth, Kevin Grossman [info]

Watch for additional show announcements, videos from the album, and more to post in the coming weeks.

EL DRUGSTORE has been making an unnecessary amount of noise since 2008. The trio is devised by the corrupted intellect of guitarist Kevin Conway (ex-East Of The Wall), drummer Seth Rheam (East Of The Wall), and bassist Rolando Alvarado (Vandelles). The band’s debut recording Dope Soaked And Wow // Silver Medals For Everyone, a split full-length with cohorts A Fucking Elephant, was released in July 2011 and marked the inauguration of their conjoined independent label, Nefarious Industries. Plague Ship, the band’s first full-length effort, set sail on the very last day of 2013.