Thursday, January 26, 2017

AXIS in the studio

Axis has entered Bricktop Recording in Chicago to record its next full-length album with producer Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos, Exalt).

The album will be released this year on Good Fight Music.

"We wanted these new songs to represent how we sound live and Andy is doing an amazing job of capturing that," says Axis drummer Tommy Cantwell.

Good Fight's Rick Barnhart states "We began our relationship with Axis by putting out Show Your Greed, which was originally meant for another label and we were lucky enough to have fall in our laps. Show Your Greed was arguably one of the top releases in metal and hardcore of 2015, and definitely a personal favorite of ours, but we are excited to finally have Axis go in the studio to lay down a record that was meant for us. We were very pleased with the results that Exalt got with Andy Nelson so we are pumped to see what Axis leaves Bricktop with."

Stereogum has summed up Axis like so: "If you think fondly of hateful Philly bands like Starkweather and Turmoil; if you were down with Converge and Coalesce back when they played mathy chugga-chugga-stop breakdowns; if you wish Botch, Burnt By The Sun, and Kiss It Goodbye had released more music: congratulations! You have the chutzpah to appreciate the good kind of metalcore... Axis pretty much stick to the established template for this kinda thing on Show Your Greed, but they are so goddamn good at it..."

Axis' most recent release was a collaborative EP with Memphis band Seraph the Light, produced by Jon Nunez of Torche, which saw the two bands team up to write and record together as one eight-man supergroup. Buy Axis / Seraph the Light, here:

A European tour with Good Fight labelmates Of Feather and Bone kicks off in February.

Axis, Of Feather and Bone:

Feb 17 - Brussels, BE @ Magasin 4
Feb 18 - Hannover, DE @ Bei Chez Heinz
Feb 19 - Osnabruck, DE @ Bastard Club
Feb 20 - Mannheim, DE @ JUZ
Feb 21 - Cottbus, DE @ Chekov
Feb 22 - Prague, CZ @ Klub 007
Feb 23 - Budapest, HU @ Durer Kert
Feb 24 - Vienna, AU @ DasBach
Feb 25 - Zurich, CH @ Klubi
Feb 26 - Genf, CH @ L'Usine
Feb 28 - Dijon, FR @ Les Tanneries
Mar 1 - Montpelier, FR @ Secret Place
Mar 2 - Rennes, FR @ Mondo Bizarro
Mar 3 - Reims, FR @ La Cartonnerie
Mar 4 - Koblenz, DE @ Jamclub
Mar 5 - Hengelo, NL @ Innocent

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