Oxnard, California punk/melodic hardcore quintet STOP BREATHING will release its second album, V, next week, and today the act drops a new track on the population with “Keep Gunning,” through an exclusive premiere at Blow The Scene.
STOP BREATHING is a tight-knit crew collectively also involved The Fucking Wrath, Glass & Ashes, The Missing 23rd, Young Livers, Catholic Spit and others, here culminating their talents into an energetic brew of late-’80s skate-punk/hardcore. The band now prepares to release the crucial follow-up to their self-titled 2012 LP via No Idea Records with their sophomore LP, V, containing a dozen shredders in just over thirty minutes, the record recorded by the band, mastered by Paul Miner at Buzz Bomb Sound Labs (Death By Stereo, H20), and completed by artwork by Kane Shimek and Ruben Perez. Snotty and raging, the ultra fun record should appeal to diehard fans of 7 Seconds, Poison Idea, Bl’ast, The Descendents, Good Riddance, Suicidal Tendencies and the like. One of the more rocked-out tracks on the album, “Keep Gunning” may not be as rapidly delivered as the others, but its gritty, contagious hooks and blazing metal solo will throw you into slam mode in no time.
Backflip off of something to STOP BREATHING’s “Keep Gunning” with a Blow The Scene exclusive shred session RIGHT HERE.
Also unload the previously-released “No Escape” from V at New Noise Magazine HERE.
A cooperative release through Burning Tree Records and Rotten To The Core Records, V will be released on all major digital outlets and 180-gram vinyl in two color variations — 200 on green/black mix and 300 on black — with a limited cassette version through their own Bad Touch Records, next Friday, August 14th. Preorders for the LP can be placed HERE.
With more tour dates to be announced in the near future, STOP BREATHING has confirmed their upcoming set at the first day of Nardfest in Ventura, California on August 28th as a record release show for V, as they hit the stage with Dr. Know, Excel, Nails and many more.
STOP BREATHING Live:
8/28/2015 Ventura Theater – Ventura, CA @ Nardfest w/ Dr. Know, Excel, Nails, more