by Rob Sperry-Fromm

Die Choking - <i>Beyond</i>

Philly grindcore band Die Choking will follow the I and II EPs with their new album III digitally this week and physically on 10/23 via The Compound. The 14-minute full-length has the requisite fury and brevity that one looks for in a good slice of grindcore, but Die Choking manage to cover a lot of sonic ground. The production is richer and more textured than your typical grind album; "Bastard of Hyperion" has a section that practically counts as psychedelic given what comes before and after, and "Dead Figureheads" takes a legitimate stab at melody before the blast-beats kick in. And of course the riffs crush. If grindcore is your bag, this one is very worth checking out. Listen below (via Stereogum).

Die Choking are heading out on tour in support of III later in October. That will include a stop in NYC where they'll play Saint Vitus on November 15 with Carved Up, Spotlights and Godmaker. Tickets for that show will be available soon via Ticketfly.

Album stream and tour dates below...


Die Choking -- 2015 Tour Dates
10/22 Milwaukee, WI @ Bremen Café w/ No Brainer, Rifle Diet, Plague, Ablation
10/23 Minneapolis, MN @ Hexagon w/ Deterioration, Daigoro, Invidiosus
10/24 Denver, CO @ The Mutiny w/ Rotstrotter, 908
10/25 Boise, ID @ The Shredder
10/26 Missoula, MT @ VFW w/ No Brainer, Got Grunt, Dead Beats
10/27 Portland, OR @ The Foggy Notion w/ Akira, Scoulor
10/28 Richmond, CA @ Burnt Ramen w/ Concussive, Cease
10/29 Los Angeles, CA @ Perez w/ LxDxT, Facelift, Putasos, Terror Cult
10/30 Salt Lake City, UT @ House Show w/ Worry, Tourcher Porn
10/31 Kansas City, MO @ Penn Valley Skatepark w/ Blind Dog
11/01 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project w/ Slaves BC, Mere Phantoms, Gothmog
11/07 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot n' Saddle w/ Mother Brain, Grin & Bear It, Surgeon
11/13 Bethlehem, PA @ The Burners w/ Carved Up, Jesus Piece
11/14 Meadville, PA @ Voodoo Brewery w/ Carved Up
11/15 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar w/ Carved Up, Spotlights, Godmaker
12/05 Gloucester City, NJ @ South Jersey Metal Fest 4 w/ Rivers of Nihil, Corpse Horder, more
1/08 Syracuse, NY @ Funk n' Waffles w/ Sulaco

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