Monday, July 15, 2019

DEAF CLUB + Metal Injection

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"'Bright Side of Death' is just over a minute of blasting grindcore/powerviolence-esque madness. The song is noisy and suffocating the moment it blows through the speakers. Pure punk attitude with an ax to grind."
- Metal Injection

ICYMI: Watch (or re-watch) Deaf Club's video for their debut single, "Bright Side of Death," via Metal Injection, here.

Deaf Club is a savage sound bath dripping with sardonicism: a blastbeat-centric hardcore punk assault channeling crust, thrash, and grind (un)sensibilities. Succinct  pauses, surreal frequencies and effects, breakneck pace and sharply hurled vocals characterize the band’s aesthetic, which seems as though it is rooted in a sort of nasty-sound-meets-highbrow-message ethos. Fueled by the onslaught of society’s insanity and driven mad by tinnitus, Justin Pearson (The Locust, Dead Cross, Planet B), Brian Amalfitano (ACxDC), Scott Osment (Weak Flesh), Jason Klein (Run With The Hunted), and Leo Ulfelder (Fissure) approach music as an opportunity to confront our collective sicknesses. We’ve got to try to listen, lest we all frolic headfirst towards the bright side of death, dragging this pillaged planet down with us. So whether you think the music is a radical disruption to the airwaves or just headache-inducing noise, you can feel free to tell them the brutal truth-- they can't hear you anyway.

Video directed by Rogelio Lopez and edited by Lucas Takano.

The band's debut EP, titled Contemporary Sickness, will be released digitally as well as on limited edition vinyl through Three One G Records (date tba). Mixed and mastered by Brent Asbury (who has worked on albums by bands like Retox, Panicker, Dead Cross, Planet B).

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