As WAR Records prepares to issue the No Mercy debut from Texas hardcore outfit SHADOW OF DOUBT tomorrow, popular punk/hardcore site IDIOTEQ has issued a stream of the entire EP alongside an interview with the band and a track-by-track breakdown of the record.
SHADOW OF DOUBT is a blue-collar powerhouse that is a major part of the new breed of Texas hardcore. Featuring former members of Bitter End, Hardside, and more, the band combines their love for crossover, hardcore, punk, and metal, with powerful and memorable riffs reminiscent of the classic NYHC sound, resulting in the perfect soundtrack for this modern age of quarrel. No Mercy combines crushing riffs in the vein of Cro-Mags and Leeway while maintaining a modern sound reminiscent of Mizery, Take Offense, and Beautiful Ones. The four-song EP was recorded in November 2016 by Phillip Odom (Ivy League) at Bad Wolf Studios, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Integrity, Power Trip, Nails).
Stream SHADOW OF DOUBT’s No Mercy EP via IDIOTEQ now at THIS LOCATION.
WAR Records will release No Mercy this Friday, June 2nd as a four-song cassette, a ten-song CD which includes the band’s 2014 demo and the track “Deceive” which features Jose Gonzales from Mizery, and all digital platforms. The iTunes preorder is $5.99 until release date, and comes with an immediate download of “Deceive.”
Stand by for SHADOW OF DOUBT tour dates and more to be announced in the weeks ahead.