Philadelphia’s hypergrind violators, DIE CHOKING, will release their debut full-length LP, III, through The Compound Recs late this Summer, as the band begins their most rigorous tour schedule to date in the coming weeks.
III was recorded in April with Will Yip at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania (Lauryn Hill, Circa Survive, Blacklisted) capturing DIE CHOKING’s most intense material yet with absolutely superior sound and production, the band then sanctioning Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Integrity, From Ashes Rise, Nails) for its mastering. With seemingly implausible heaviness delivered at an absolutely unstoppable velocity, the eleven tracks on III deliver even faster BPM-rates and more complicated arrangements than the band’s prior releases, the new material merging more elements of hardcore punk and crust with their blinding speed/grind metal. Socio-political topics as intense as the music itself permeate each blazing anthem, which continue the ongoing theme carrying through from their smoldering self-titled debut and subsequent II 7” releases, with tracks XI through XXI. The impending debut LP from Philly’s most unhinged act promises to be one of the most violent, high-speed releases of 2015.
DIE CHOKING will partner with The Compound, the underworld label faction of Earsplit, for the release of III, as with both of their prior 7” EPs. The album will be issued in September on all digital platforms as well as three color variations of 180-gram colored LP with exclusive colors and merch bundle packages. The cover artwork, confirmed street date and more will be issued in the coming days, followed by new official videos, audio samples and more from III. See the III album trailer HERE.
Purchase the final copies of 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 via The Compound, RIGHT HERE.
While DIE CHOKING tours and plays live on a fairly intense regular basis already, the group’s most intense touring yet is in store for the rest of this year and well into next. New July shows booked in Montclair, New Jersey on the 1st — a benefit for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention — followed by a trio of shows in Philadelphia, New York City and another city to be confirmed on July 10th through 12th. Another run will see the band raid Baltimore, Knoxville and Asheville July 17th through 19th. DIE CHOKING will close the month, headlining Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn on July 29th. August is already being booked as the band was just confirmed as support for the legendary Catharsis in Philly on August 7th, with more Summer shows to be announced in the days ahead and October West Coast US and February 2016 European tours to follow.
Stand by for a barrage of DIE CHOKING updates in the impending weeks.
DIE CHOKING Live Actions:
7/01/2015 The Meatlocker – Montclair, NJ – www.afsp.org benefit show w/ Sunrot, Dutchguts
7/10/2015 The Pharmacy – Philadelphia, PA @ Blowthescene.com’s PAWS Benefit w/Mother Brain, Gut Feeling, Old Lines, Dying, Drones For Queens
7/11/2015 ABC No Rio – New York, NY w/ Gut Feeling, Elecrto Insides, Goolagoon, Crystal Methodist
7/17/2015 The Sidebar Tavern – Baltimore, MD @ FREE show w/ ILSA, Fight Amp, Gatecreeper, Outer Heaven, Mind As Prison
7/18/2015 International Fine Arts Academy (IFAA) – Knoxville, TN
7/19/2015 The Murder Basement – Ashville, NC w/ Bathe, Black Mountain Hunger, Asherah
7/29/2015 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Blank, Sangharsha, Ides, Hounds
8/07/2015 Vox Populi – Philadelphia, PA w/ Catharsis, Die Young, Future/Primitive