While their second 7” EP to be issued this September, Philadelphia’s sonic contortionists, DIE CHOKING, have already begun infiltrating the masses with the material from II. Their hyperspeed set packs all five tracks from II, as well as their self-titled debut 7” into a relentless thirteen minutes or less, leaving audiences in a whiplashed daze.
The live inundation continues this week, as DIE CHOKING returns to NYC this weekend to rage alongside Aussie grind maniacs, King Parrot, this Sunday, August 10th in Brooklyn. The next day they raid Baltimore, Maryland for the Philly Crust Invasion with Alement, Repellers and Rukut, followed by a hometown gig three days later. Next Saturday, August 16th, DIE CHOKING joins the growing itinerary of bands now including Sete Star Sept from Japan and Tercer Mundo from Mexico to play at Really Awesome Super Fun Fest in Wilmington, Delaware. The band has also locked a hometown record release show for II on October 17th, the brutalizing lineup also including NYC death metal experimenters Pyrrhon (Relapse), and Artificial Brain (Profound Lore), as well as ex-An Albatross-formed act, Fantasy Panther. This show will begin a week-long DIE CHOKING and Fantasy Panther tour, including V.O.S Fest in Kutztown, Pennsylvania the next day, with the remainder of the dates being confirmed now.
Ahead of its September 29th street date via The Compound, preorders for II have been posted via Earsplit Distro/The Compound Recs HERE.
DIE CHOKING Live:
8/10/2014 The Grand Victory – Brooklyn, NY w/ King Parrot, Organ Dealer [info]
8/11/2014 Dis Haus – Baltimore, MD w/ Alement, Repellers, Rukut [info]
8/14/2014 Golden Tea House – Philadelphia, PA
8/16/2014 Really Awesome Super Fun Fest – Wilmington, DE w/ Sete Star Sept, Tercer Mundo, more [info]
10/17/2014 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA *II record release show w/ Pyrrhon, Artificial Brain, Fantasy Panther
10/18/2014 The Wasteland – Kutztown, PA @ V.O.S Fest w/ Fantasy Panther, Unknown To God, Empty Vessels [info]
Formed by musicians having formerly played with Total Fucking Destruction, and current members of Cop Problem and Burden, DIE CHOKING’s hyperactive, earthmoving grind/thrash penetrates with an even darker powerviolence edge on their latest EP, II, discharging five songs in less than six minutes, recorded and mixed at Mark It Zero Studios with Dan O’Hare (Brutal Truth) as with its predecessor. After harnessing the music in one day and all vocals in another the material was mastered by Brad Boatright (Baptists, Code Orange Kids) at AudioSiege. II is currently at Pirates Press being manufactured on high-quality virgin red vinyl in a run of 300 copies. Enclosed in the 7” will be a document that will function as a real, personal living will, in the theme of the closing track, “Tonsil.”