Washington, DC area hardcore grind outfit PAIN TANK is preparing to mercilessly deploy their 97,901,726 Confirmed Kills album in March, having tested one of the album’s deadly wares on the public with a stream of “Starvation Cockhard.”
PAIN TANK was formed in 2016 as a side project for its four members, who also hold rank in the likes of Construct Of Lethe, Palkoski, Cammo Shorts and Reticle; the project rapidly became a focused, permanent act which ventures into musical and lyrical territory not explored with their other bands.
Surging with unchecked, annihilating, white-knuckled aggression, PAIN TANK‘s debut recorded massacre 97,901,726 Confirmed Kills was recorded live at Trepan Studios in Woodbridge, Virginia over the course of eight hours. The band felt it necessary to capture the intensity and aggression of a live performance, which can easily get lost in more conventional studio tracking. Boiling over with homicidal rage, the album blasts thirteen rampaging tracks point blank into the listener’s face in under twenty-four minutes, 97,901,726 Confirmed Kills was engineered and mixed by drummer Tony Petrocelly, who also handled the art and layout for the record.
PAIN TANK will release 97,901,726 Confirmed Kills on digital and CD platforms through the band’s own independent Edgewood Arsenal Records on March 17th.
Stream PAIN TANK’s relentless “Starvation Cockhard” and preorder the record at THIS LOCATION.
Stand by for additional audio and video samples from 97,901,726 Confirmed Kills, tour dates for PAIN TANK, and more over the weeks ahead.
97,901,726 Confirmed Kills Track Listing:
1. Uniform Shitshow
2. Dollar Sign Suicide
3. The Mouth That Doesn’t Open
4. A Sheep Just Like the Rest
6. Starvation Cockhard
7. Driving Back the Occupier
8. A Need for Violence
9. The Void and All Its Temptations
10. Decommissioned Oppression State
11. When Integrity Means Death
12. It Doesn’t Know What Else to Do
13. Barcodes and Byproducts
PAIN TANK‘s lyrics show a depth and intensity rarely seen in extreme music, and a ferocious vocal delivery that is simultaneously tortured and torturous. 97,901,726 Confirmed Kills is a figure that seeks to tally the number of deaths – both military and civilian, foreign and domestic – that were caused by all wars America has been involved in. PAIN TANK is a mirror to the suffering of this world, not an act created for shock value. What they present is the opportunity for pain. Critical thinking is pain. Growth is pain. PAIN TANK is a means to confront the darkest, most atrocious acts of mankind.
PAIN TANK Live:
3/25/2017 Old Firestation #3 – Fairfax, VA @ Metal Uprising 12 w/ Silence The Blind, Croatoan, Ritualistic, Encasing Embrace
4/21/2017 VFW Hall – Falls Church, VA @ Raise the Black Flag Fest w/ Paid In Full, Blue Collar War, Backblast, Hellpie, Croatoan
Steven Kerchner – vocals, noise
James Shaw – guitar
Chris Dugay – bass
Tony Petrocelly – drums