[photo by Matt Weikel]
Philadelphia’s frenzied trio known as DIE CHOKING, has completed the arduous recording sessions of the band’s debut LP, which will see release later this year.
Packing an incomprehensibly manic dose of their most uncompromising material yet, DIE CHOKING recorded their maiden full-length at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania with Will Yip (Lauryn Hill, Circa Survive, Blacklisted, Cop Problem). Following in the tradition of the band’s prior two 7” EPs — the self-titled debut and follow-up, II, both released through The Compound Recs in 2014 — the first full-length recording from DIE CHOKING will pick up where II left off with eleven new tracks, bringing forth movements eleven through twenty-two. With even faster BPM-rates and more complicated arrangements employed in the design work of the songs, and more elements of hardcore punk and crust merging with the band’s blinding speed/grind metal, the impending LP from Philly’s most unhinged act promises to be one of the most violent, high-speed releases of 2015. Additional details on III will be announced in the weeks ahead.
A brief video teaser from the recording sessions of DIE CHOKING’s III has been leaked RIGHT HERE.
DIE CHOKING’s II 7” on red wax including an actual document serving as a living will, and the self-titled debut 7” on black wax, are available via Earsplit’s label, The Compound, RIGHT HERE. Also view the official video for the band’s “Tonsil” track HERE.
DIE CHOKING has tour dates throughout the Upper Central and Northeastern US in the coming months, including Midwest shows surrounding their performance at No Tomorrow Fest in Appleton, Wisconsin joining MDC, Channel 3, Hemdale, Sick/Tired, Tenement, Cloud Rat and more. Several new shows in Ny, Philly and across New England with the likes of Fantasy Panther, Drones For Queens, Connoisseur, Ratstab and more have been confirmed for May and June. Additional Spring and Summer tour dates as well as the band’s first West Coast Tour for October will be announced shortly.
DIE CHOKING Tour Dates:
4/25/2015 Ortleibs – Philadelphia, PA w/ Starkweather, Darkside NYC, Edgewise, Dysphoria
5/01/2015 Bremen Cafe – Milwaukee, WI w/ No Brainer [info]
5/02/2015 No Tomorrow Fest – Appleton, WI w/ MDC, Hemdale, Solstice, Sick/Tired, Tenement, Cloud Rat, Deathwish, more [info]
5/03/2015 Spunk Manor – Indianapolis, IN w/ Cloud Rat, Sick/Tired [info]
5/14/2015 Lucky 13 – Brooklyn, NY w/ Scowl, Mary Todd
5/15/2015 Whitney House – Hartford, CT w/ Fantasy Panther, Empty Vessels
5/16/2015 House Show – Worcester, MA w/ Fantasy Panther
5/17/2015 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia w/ Drones For Queens, Omotai, Mary Todd, Night Raids [info]
6/15/2015 O’Brien’s Pub – Boston, MA w/ Connoisseur, Ratstab, Eaten, Shroud [info]
[photo by Jane Pags]