The nightmare continues with news of Blodets Bånd, the caustic debut LP from Copenhagen raw punks HALSHUG, which will be unchained by Southern Lord on February 24th. As the street date closes in, today, Cvlt Nation unloads the first single from the riotous album today, with the sixth track, “Total Destruktion.”
HALSHUG (which translates to ‘decapitate’) is fast becoming known within Europe’s hallowed DIY routes and enclaves for their impeccably executed hardcore crust, which pays furious tribute to their rich K-town heritage and crucially adds an abrasive modern stomp. With searing distortion, radical d-beat pace, and overblown, reverb-soaked vocals, HALSHUG leaves no room for subtlety or second-guessing across the eight tracks of their first full-length effort, Blodets Bånd. Watch as Blodets Bånd engulfs the world in flames.
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Also check out a trailer for the Blodets Bånd LP HERE.
Blodets Band Track Listing:
5. Blodets Bånd
6. Total Destruktion
7. Yderste Rand
8. Kvælende Frygt
Formed in Copenhagen two years ago, the riotous young act, HALSHUG, unloads some of the most traditionally-styled but urgently unloaded traditional crust punk/d-beat hardcore to be found. The enraged sentiment of archetypal leaders of the genre, Doom, Anti Cimex, and no doubt, Discharge, and direct influence drawn from Infernöh, Hoax and Death Token, is unapologetic in its presence in the band’s delivery, which, fueled by society’s modern-day ills, finds HALSHUG already in line with Wolfbrigade, Skitsystem and the best of the movement’s current top acts. Through only an initial demo followed by their 2013-released Dödskontrol 7″, the band has amassed a punishing name early in the powerful trio’s lifespan through regional and even more heavily-concentrated European touring, and continues to expand on their live executions in 2014 with more widespread gigs than ever already ongoing and in the works. Following the release of Blodets Bånd, HALSHUG will tour abroad through Europe and will invade North America for the first time in 2015.