As Creator-Destructor Records prepares to release the eponymous debut 7” EP from Sacramento-based hardcore outfit, EXTINGUISH, No Echo is hosting the premiere of its new single, “Blood Runs Cold.”
Having formed in 2017, EXTINGUISH attempts to achieve the darkest/hardest sound they can, merging elements of death metal with the classic 90s hardcore sound. With a style somewhere between the output of death metal greats Obituary and Grave, and hardcore icons Next Step Up and Gut instinct, the band delivers a punishing, metallic attack akin to peers Sunami, Hands Of God, Field Of Flames, and more. In their short time as a band, they’ve played throughout the Sacramento and Bay Area scenes, and now present their debut recorded output.
Extinguish drops seven tracks in barely sixteen minutes, the songs surging with rigorous vitality and slamming breakdowns. The record was recorded April 2020 at Panda Studios by Charles Toshio and completed with cover art by Nicky Rat.
The band writes, “It’s a ‘fuck the police’ track, one that deals with the terror that police inflict on our society, and it’s only getting worse. The police made the choice to take on that position and no one is making them pull the trigger on people who are innocent, other than themselves and their lack of morality or humanity. They claim they’re doing “good” or “what’s right”, but there are too many examples of evil at the hands of the cops, rather than right doings. They are above no one.”
No Echo writes, “The Sacramento quintet’s barbaric riffs and delicious mosh parts have brought them comparisons to Next Step Up and Gut Instinct, and No Echo isn’t going to argue with that assessment. Extinguish is part of the current wave of groups that also includes Hands Of God, Momentum, and Sunami that is helping to make the Golden State one of the premier regions of the world for metal-kissed hardcore.”
Let “Blood Runs Cold” BY EXTINGUISH out of the cage at No Echo RIGHT HERE.
Extinguish will see release on 7” vinyl –100 on white and 150 on clear with splatter – and all digital provders via Creator-Destructor Records on April 23rd. Find preorders at Bandcamp where “Unconquered” is streaming HERE.
Watch for new audio previews and more to post in the weeks ahead.
EXTINGUISH is truly a no-frills band, an aesthetic that extends to their effective, supremely pissed lyrical strategy. With the state of the world in 2021 being seemingly worse than it’s ever been, the Sacramento five-piece don’t hold back on speaking up about real life; the horrors, sadness, and abuse of power that many fall victim to in our current failed state of politics and leadership. While the band heavily focuses on our collective social nightmare related to corrupt police, politicians, and lack of faith in humanity, EXTINGUISH also find themselves exploring the personal realm of struggling to maintain your sanity when all systems of infrastructure are broken and seemingly hopeless, creating an apocalyptic mental state which one must climb through every day, just to survive.