Philadelphia’s frenzied trio, DIE CHOKING, has completed the writing process of thirteen brand new tracks and is preparing to enter Studio 4 in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania the first week-and-a-half of April in order to lay down what will become their debut LP.
With an unyielding, uncompromising and unfuckingstoppable style of thrash-gone-grind speedfreak hardcore, DIE CHOKING’s already frighteningly unhinged attack will be witnessed with even greater magnitude on the as-yet-unnamed LP, with even faster BPM-rates and more complicated arrangements employed in the design work of the songs. Through the expert production of Will Yip (Lauryn Hill, Circa Survive, Blacklisted, Cop Problem) the band’s notoriously rabid anthems will be captured in the most realistically devastating way possible. Stand by for studio updates in April followed by additional info on DIE CHOKING’s impending debut album including a label destination and more.
Today, top-tier musician portal, Gear Gods, has posted an exclusive Rigged feature on the bulldozing accuracy of DIE CHOKING drummer Joshua Cohen (also of Cop Problem), showcasing the percussionist’s deadly works with a playthrough video. The clip includes some live studio sessions of cuts from the band’s debut self-titled and follow-up II EPs, filmed at the Brown Commune Studio in Philly with Daniel Kishbaugh in January 2015, a breakdown of the gear, and a multi-camera delivery of the band’s percussive creativity.
Check out the DIE CHOKING feature at Gear Gods RIGHT HERE.
Also view the band’s recent video for “Tonsil” HERE and order The Compound’s limited mailorder edition of the II 7” and its self-titled predecessor HERE.
DIE CHOKING has also confirmed a battery of new tour dates for the Spring thaw, including a Northeast mini-tour with NYC tech death executioners, Artificial Brain. Beginning March 26th, the four-city run includes shows in New Castle, Baltimore and Pittsburgh before closing down in Montclair, New Jersey on March 29th, and will see Mother Brain, Kreig, Occult 45, Dendritic Arbor, Meth Quarry, Organ Dealer, Sunrot and more joining the chaos. April will see DIE CHOKING recording their LP and playing alongside Starkweather, Darkside NYC, Edgewise, Dysphoria on April 25th in Philly. May takes the band to the Midwest for shows in Milwaukee and Chicago surrounding their performance at No Tomorrow Fest in Appleton, Wisconsin joining MDC, Channel 3, Hemdale, Sick/Tired, Tenement, Cloud Rat and more, and also sees them returning to NYC, New England and more. Stand by for new tour dates in the coming weeks.
DIE CHOKING Live Actions:
3/26/2015 Main Manor – New Castle, DE w/ Artificial Brain, Traitor, Wojtek, Vicious Embrace [info]
3/27/2015 Ottobar – Baltimore, MD w/ Artificial Brain, Mother Brain, Kreig, Occult 45 – all ages [info]
3/28/2015 The Shop – Pittsburgh, PA – all ages w/ Artificial Brain, Dendritic Arbor, Meth Quarry [info]
3/29/2015 The Meatlocker – Monclair, NJ – all ages w/ Artificial Brain, Organ Dealer, Sunrot
4/25/2015 Ortleibs – Philadelphia, PA w/ Starkweather, Darkside NYC, Edgewise, Dysphoria
5/01/2015 TBA – Milwaukee, WI w/ No Brainer
5/02/2015 No Tomorrow Fest – Appleton, WI w/ MDC, Hemdale, Sick/Tired, Tenement, Cloud Rat [info]
5/03/2015 TBA – Chicago, IL
5/14/2015 Lucky 13 – Brooklyn, NY w/ Fantasy Panther, Scowl
5/15/2015 TBA New England
5/16/2015 TBA New England
DIE CHOKING, shoved their second EP of hyperactive, earthmoving grind/thrash down the world’s collective throat, with II. Comprised of members previously/currently hailing from other acts Total Fucking Destruction, Cop Problem, Burden and more, the band follows up their self-titled debut EP with another five tracks in less than six minutes, the material swarming with even more enraged and psychotic songwriting, and more of an ominous powerviolence approach, while stepping things up in the songwriting department and delivery on all levels. II was recorded and mixed at Mark It Zero Studios with Dan O’Hare (Brutal Truth) and mastered by Brad Boatright (Tragedy, Baptists, Code Orange Kids) at Audiosiege. The 7” is 300 copies on vibrant red vinyl, each copy joined by a document that function’s as a real, personal Living Will, in the theme of the closing track, “Tonsil.” Fans of Wormrot, Brutal Truth, Human Remains, Magrudergrind and Noisear don’t walk away without it.