Immortal Souls Productions announces December 24th as the international release date for The Bastard Within‘s highly anticipated debut album, Better Dead Than Friends.
The Bastard Within is an international grindcore band (Italy/Switzerland/USA) born in March 2015 from members and former members of well-known bands of the Italian and international extreme music scene. After some lineup changes, the band has been consisting of the following membership since the beginning of 2018:
CN Sid (Node, Conviction) – voice
Gianluca Sulpizio (Conviction) – guitar
Davide Stura (Any Face) – bass
Kevin Talley (Dying Fetus, Misery Index, etc.) – drums
With this lineup, The Bastard Within recorded their debut album, Better Dead Than Friends, which was originally self-released digitally but now seeing worldwide physical release via Immortal Souls Productions. The album was mixed at Ironape Studio in Vigevano (PV), where guitars, bass, and vocals were also recorded. Drums were recorded at Brochacho Studios in San Antonio, Texas. The mastering was performed by Dan Swanö at Unisound.
The album consists of 22 grindcore tracks with death metal, hardcore, and thrash influences. The following guests took part on some tracks: Jason Netherton (Misery Index, Asphalt Graves), Trevor (Sadist), Juri Bianchi (Addiction, Any Face, Hayma), Mãra Lisenko (Mãra), and Stefania Minervino (Too Late, Cave, Spoiled). The Bastard Within stand for 0% compromise, 100% attitude, and 1000‰ grindcore!
Hear for yourself with the brand-new tracks “Boredom” and “Shaman 3.0” HERE at Immortal Souls‘ official YouTube channel. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for The Bastard Within’s Better Dead Than Friends
1. Dead End
2. Loser Division (featuring Trevor from SADIST)
3. I Don’t Give A Fuck (featuring Jason Netherton from MISERY INDEX, ASPHALT GRAVES)
4. Formless Mass (featuring Mãra Lisenko from MĀRA)
5. This Is A Fact
6. The solution (featuring Mãra Lisenko from MĀRA)
7. Varosha (featuring Stefania Minervino from TOO LATE, CAVE, SPOILED)
8. Worthless Existence (featuring Juri Bianchi from ADDICTION CREW, ANY FACE, HAYMA)
9. (Anti) Social Network
10. Cui Prodest?
12. Better Dead Than Friends
13. Aware Of Slavery (featuring Mãra Lisenko from MĀRA)
15. Shaman 3.0
16. Irrational Mania
17. Money For Rotting
20. Affective Deficiency
21. If (featuring Mãra Lisenko from MĀRA)