Flatspot Records announces the signing of Los Angeles, California-based metallic hardcore punk outfit SECTION H8. The label will be officially releasing the band’s brutalizing debut EP, Phase One, as a 7″ EP and across all digital platforms in March. SECTION H8 is also booking new live shows surrounding the EP’s release.
While still a new band, formed in early 2018, SECTION H8 has already torn a hole in the hardcore/punk community, dubbed, the “Best New Hardcore Band of 2018” by No Echo. Comprised of musicians who collectively play with the likes of Downpresser, Minus, Product Of Waste, Human Garbage, Nomads, Furious Styles, and others acts, the outfit is inspired by the likes of brutal American hardcore acts like Cold As Life and early Madball, metal and grind acts including Carnivore and Driller Killer, and Japanese hardcore punk acts like Judgement and Death Side. Coalescing these influences into an energetic and merciless style of groove-carved hardcore punk, the band’s fury is fueled by their pessimistic outlook on society and the future of humanity. Their lyrical content depicts an impending apocalypse and humankind’s dedication to conflict, its unstoppable urge to destroy itself any way that it can — be it war or substance abuse or mankind’s inherit selfishness. It’s a soundtrack to the end times, which is where we are living now.
SECTION H8 vocalist Mexi offers, “I was inspired to write these songs due to my disgust with the current state of society. I feel a total detachment from all sides politically, and I feel like there’s no place for free thought anymore, therefore there’s no place for me. I wrote the type of music I felt was lacking in the current scene as well. I don’t ‘believe’ a lot of bands, so I wanted to make something genuine that’s a true reflection of the people making it. No filter and no rules. Angry, raw, gross, negative, hardcore punk music played by a gang of close friends who move as a unit.”
The debut SECTION H8 release Phase One unloads five tracks in under eight-and-a-half minutes, a point-blank blast of unrelenting, monstrous hardcore rage. The EP was recorded on Devils Night 2018 at The Pit by Taylor Young (Nails, Xibalba, Twitching Tongues) and mastered by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studios (Full Of Hell, Iron Lung, Violent Reaction). The record features guest synth and samples by Ryan George and completed with artwork by Tyler Bradberry and Mexi.
Following its initial independent release, Flatspot Records now presents SECTION H8‘s Phase Onethrough official digital distribution on all platforms as well as 7″ vinyl. The vinyl will see release on March 29th. Watch for vinyl details, official preorder links, and other details to be released in the days ahead.
Phase One Track Listing:
1. A.D. (Anno Diabolus)
2. Melting Pot
5. Phase One
SECTION H8 has booked several new shows including a run through Tijuana, Long Beach, and Los Angeles February 19th through 22nd with the likes of Death Threat, Hangman, Dead Heat, and Regulate, and a show in Fullerton on March 23rd with Judiciary and Hands Ov God. A release show for the EP and other tour dates are also in the planning stages; watch for updates in the coming weeks.
SECTION H8 Tour Dates:
2/19/2019 Calle Madero – Tijuana, MX w/ Death Threat, Hangman
2/21/82019 Toxic Toast – Long Beach, CA w/ Death Threat, Dead Heat, Hangman
2/22/2019 Soundbite Studios – Los Angeles, CA w/ Regulate, Dead Heat
3/23/2019 *ask a punk* – Fullerton, CA w/ Judiciary, Hands Of God
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