ESCUELA GRIND announce new LP

Dreams on Algorithms LP due 18th October, MNRK Heavy

New single/video ‘Turbulence’ streaming now

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[Photo: Dante Torrieri] 

“bursts of unthinkable sonic rage that still manage to keep the listeners rapt with their density and dynamics…Escuela Grind’s misanthropy as enjoyable and intelligent as it is unending.” –Kerrang!

“colossal, panic-inducing thrill” – Metal Hammer

USA extreme metal powerhouse, Escuela Grind, will release their new LP, Dreams on Algorithms, on 18th October via MNRK Heavy (High on FireZakk Wylde, etc). 

Recorded at Salem, Massachusetts’ GodCity studio with producer Kurt Ballou, and mastered by Nick Townsend (Dr. DreBetty Davis) the record is the highly anticipated follow-up to Escuela Grind‘s celebrated 2022 full-length debut, Memory Theater, a recording hailed as “an opus of extremity” by The New York Times

Pre-order/save Dreams on Algorithms here:

In sync with the album announcement, Escuela Grind today have dropped their new single + video, ‘Turbulence’, which showcases clean vocals over an earworm chorus – a first for the group-  without pulling away from unhinged brutality.

Stream the video, directed by Zack Perez for Astral Media, here:

“It will be immediately obvious when you first hear this song that it is a departure for us,” offers vocalist Katerina Economou“We wanted to take a risk with ‘Turbulence’, and after performing so many live shows over the last year we were ready to compile all that influence. The clean singing may take some people off-guard coming from a grind/hardcore band, but after touring with Napalm Death, we realized we wanted to incorporate that aspect into our music in a similar way. We definitely wanted a grungy, catchy chorus to sing at all of our upcoming festival appearances, and I hope the fans like the song as much as we do.”

The album announcement was preceded by the release of the single ‘Always Watching You’, track two on Dreams on Algorithms. Watch the video here:

“Most of ‘Always Watching You’ was written in a practice space by Jesse and Krissy, and refined during soundchecks we had over the year,” details Economou“I’ve had this desire to write a song where I could portray the obsessive-stalker-girl archetype through lyrics for a while. Although not physically threatening, it’s really interesting that society is so terrified of this stereotype. In ‘Always Watching You’, I wanted this fantastical, Nightmare on Elm Street-style imagery that was rooted in the gore and horror of death metal. Themes of parasocial relationships, anxieties from social media, and an omnipresent algorithm are strongly observed in this song and throughout the entire album.”

Escuela Grind are currently on tour throughout Europe. A list of confirmed shows can be found below: 

10.07.2024 Karlsruhe, Germany – Alte Hackerei
11.07.2024 Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany – Dong Open Air
12.07.2024 Torgau, Germany – IN FLAMMEN Open Air
13.07.2024 Velenje, Slovenia – Vratolom Open Air
14.07.2024 Košice, Slovakia – Collosseum club
15.07.2024 Bratislava, Slovakia – PINK WHALE
16.07.2024 Wien, Austria – Escape Metalcorner
17.07.2024 Graz, Austria – Graz Musichouse
18.07.2024 Turin, Italy – Blah Blah
19.07.2024 Roma, Italy – Traffic Club
20.07.2024 Bologna, Italy – Freakout Club
21.07.2024 Innsbruck, Austria – Livestage
22.07.2024 Salzburg, Austria – Rockhouse Bar Salzburg
25.07.2024 Kassel, Germany – Goldgrube
26.07.2024 Meppel, Netherlands – Clouso
28.07.2024 Utrecht, Netherlands – DB’s
30.07.2024 Lindau, Germany – Club Vaudeville Germany
02.08.2024 Berlin, Germany- TBA
03.08.2024 Gränichen, Switzerland – Open Air Gränichen Switzerland
04.08.2024 St Maurice de Gourdans, France – Sylak Open Air France
05.08.2024 Köln, Germany Essigfabrik with Hatebreed + Cancer Bats
06.08.2024 München, Germany Backstage Kulturzentrum with Hatebreed
08.08.2024 Jaroměř, Czech Republic – Brutal Assault Festival
10.08.2024 Vinelz, Switzerland – Openair am Bielersee
14.08.2024 Hannover, Germany – Béi Chéz Heinz
16.08.2024 Dinkelsbühl, Germany- Summer Breeze Open Air

For more information on Escuela Grind:
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Escuela Grind are:
Katerina Economou (vocals)
Jesse Fuentes (drums)
Kris Morash (guitar)
Justin Altamirano (bass)

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 Dreams on Algorithms track listing:

   1.) DOA
   2.) Always Watching You (stream VIDEO)
   3.) Constant Passenger
   4.) Moral Injury
   5.) Concept of God
   6.) Animus Multiform
   7.) Scorpion
   8.) Planned Obsolescence
   9.) Toothless
 10.) Turbulence (stream VIDEO)

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