SOCK: Minus Head Records To Release Out-Of-Print 3243 Album From Seminal Sacramento Metalcore Act Predating Far, Will Haven, And Crosses On May 17th; “Porch Club” Single And Preorders Posted

photo by Danny Ensele

Minus Head Records presents an official release of 3243, the long-out-of-print solitary release from SOCK, the legendary mid-1990s metalcore band hailing from Sacramento, California, whose members went on to form Will Haven, Far, Crosses, and more.

SOCK was composed of vocalist Grady Avenell (Will Haven), guitarist Shaun Lopez (Far, Crosses), bassist Adam Federico, and drummer Jeff Irwin (Will Haven). The band’s electrifying energy on stage and raw passion for their craft defined a generation. With a sound that fused relentless riffs, thunderous drums, and searing vocals, the band’s music transcended boundaries and until now has only existed in memories worldwide. Born from the gritty underground scene, SOCK captured lightning in a bottle with their only recorded album, meticulously performed and captured live to tape. Their music isn’t just a listening experience; it’s a visceral journey through the depths of emotion, delivered with the ferocity that only SOCK could muster.

In an era of fleeting trends, SOCK remains an enduring force, their impact still felt in the hearts of fans who were fortunate enough to witness their legendary performances. Join the ranks of those who have been touched by the sonic fury of SOCK, a band whose legacy continues to resonate with metalcore enthusiasts and beyond. The album’s title 3243 was named after the street address of the birthplace of many seminal acts to emerge from Sacramento.

SOCK’s 3243 was recorded at Enharmonik Studios in June 1995, the album produced. mixed, and mastered by Eric Stenman (AWOLNation, Will Haven, Deftones, Far, Earth Crisis). While no official photos of the band seem to exist, the cover art was produced by Michael Cobra using old camcorder footage of live performances.

Fans of 108, Deadguy, Undertow, Harvest, the early records of Turmoil, Refused, and Snapcase, and of course Will Haven and other heavy Sacramento acts should check out SOCK’s 3243.

With the news of 3243, SOCK presents the song “Porch Club,” for which drummer Jeff Irwin reveals, “‘Porch Club’ is one of my personal favorite tracks; one of the earlier ones we wrote. The song title was named after sitting on our porch; the whole band lived together for years in this big house, and we would spend most of it on the porch just kicking it with all the homies, and that is where we came up with the name SOCK.”

Stream SOCK’s “Porch Club” everywhere including Bandcamp RIGHT HERE and other digital providers HERE.

3243 will be released on all digital platforms and in a run of 150 cassettes on May 17th. Find preorders at Bandcamp HERE.

Watch for additional tracks to be released over the weeks ahead.

3243 Track Listing:
1. J Street
2. Hesher
3. Motor
4. Porch Club
5. Adam
6. Brother
7 Trust Fund
8. BDL
9. Two
10. Deaf

Grady Avenell – vocals
Shaun Lopez – guitar
Adam Federico – bass
Jeff Irwin – drums