Trenchfoot & Throaat opening for Today Is The Day & Abigail Williams, streaming new stuff
Abigail Williams and Today Is The Day are touring together this year, and hitting NYC on September 27 at Bowery Electric (tickets). Since we last spoke, openers were announced, including local regulars Throaat and Hudson Valley's Trenchfoot.
Trenchfoot play a noisy feedback-driven style of hardcore that takes some rhythmic cues from thrash metal. Once upon a time people might have called this "crossover," but at this point it seems like the hardcore-metal Venn diagram looks more like a single circle than ever before, at least in America, so perhaps we ought to come up with a term for anything that draws no influence from hardcore at all.
At the Mercy of Circumstance doesn't exactly break new ground, but in the course of its brief runtime, it glorifies every front-line technique in modern hardcore, from brief, stringy guitar solos to feedback sequels fueled by pickups that sound as hot as the surface of the sun. It's exactly what I want a record like this to be: nasty, brutish and short. [-Joseph Schafer]
They have since made a video for the track "Just To Feel," which premieres in this post. You can check that out, along with the full album stream, below.
Throaat also have a new EP, Black Speed (which you can stream below), and they have another hometown show on 9/10 at Acheron with Deathhammer, Zemial and Seax (tix).
Trenchfoot - "Just To Feel" (official video)
Trenchfoot - At the Mercy of Circumstance
Throaat - Black Speed (via No Clean Singing)
Trenchfoot -- 2015 Tour Dates
09/18/15 Oneonta, NY Cop Frat
09/27/15 New York, NY Bowery Electric w/ Abigail Williams, Today is the Day, Throaat