Posted in MP3 | metal | music on May 20, 2009

by Black Bubblegum

DOWNLOAD: DIAL - "Always At The Border" (MP3)

DIAL A for Awesome
DIAL

If you were to ask about my favorite bands fifteen or so years ago, the answer would be simple: Helmet, The Jesus Lizard, and Snapcase. Now go ahead and tell the 1994-me that there was a band that incorporated elements of all three, then stand back and watch my head literally explode into a thousand pieces.

Enter New Zealand's DIAL, whose new self-titled EP that once existed as a demo (they rarely sound this good) is set to detonate on June 9th via Robotic Empire. Hardcore is a definite influence for this trio, but so are the start-stop rhythms of prime Page Hamilton, math rock, Unsane, Jesus Lizard, and the great AmRep. Listen to "Always At The Border", downloadable above, and stream a few others at their myspace.

DIAL currently has no plans to get on the road, down-under or otherwise, so cry yourself to sleep and pray that these three change their minds... or at least get back in the damn studio!

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Comments (8)

Dial 'M' for 'MEH'

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 3:22 PM

thank god they don't have plans to tour and remind me of how boring and monotonous helmet, unsane, etc. got after around 1991. can't we let that time live in peace?

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 4:09 PM

Sick song. Is she the singer?

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 4:23 PM

Amazing band

Posted by Mike | May 20, 2009 7:24 PM

Robotic Empire is the best label

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 7:25 PM

An outlet for frustration with the state of the world. Shot.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 8:55 PM

snapcase? really?

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 10:40 PM

awesome band

Posted by emo girl | October 18, 2009 4:33 PM

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