The deluxe 12” vinyl edition of DIE CHOKING’s debut LP, III, is out this Friday via The Compound Recs, following its digital release less than two weeks ago, as the band begins to hit the West Coast on tour in support of the album.
Recorded with producer Will Yip at Studio 4 (Lauryn Hill, Circa Survive, Title Fight) and mastered by Brad Boatright (Nails, Integrity, Full Of Hell) at Audiosiege, DIE CHOKING’s III unloads faster BPM’s than you’ll endure anywhere in the punk/metal world this year, with more grindcore/crust punk wrath than ever surging through the eleven brand new tracks. The staggeringly destructive LP continues to rampage fans and media outlets, with a feature on DIE CHOKING in the November issue of Decibel Magazine — including a mention on the cover — and this week the album has been featured in the new installment of the Pirates Press Record Of The Week blog, unveiling the three color variants for the first time.
Scope the Pirates Press Record Of The Week piece on DIE CHOKING RIGHT HERE, snag the new Decibel with the feature on the band HERE, and stream III in its entirety HERE.
III vinyl will begin shipping immediately; the 100-copy limited pressing exclusive to The Compound Recs / Earsplit Distro mailorder in an A Side/B Side black-base Blue Splatter is available HERE, and the Blues Of The Mighty Haze and Blue & Bone Splatter Milky Clear pressings available through DIE CHOKING right HERE. A CD version will see co-release between The Compound Recs and Selfmadegod Records in early 2016.
Decibel Magazine calls the band, “the energetic, Hellenistic philosophy-obsessed future of grind,” offering, “Just don’t think that DIE CHOKING’s fondness of brevity is another example of 21st Century grind kid ADD… the band takes pride in the arrangements, narrative and atmosphere of whirlwinds…” Stereogum issued, “…III’s not all flying spittle and popping veins. DIE CHOKING channels the intensity with a subtle songwriting intelligence that begins to emerge after the initial shock of their impact wears off.” Noisey notes how DIE CHOKING, “has grown a big reputation in short time for its unrelenting, caustic brand of socio-politically conscious, anti-authoritarian punk/metal played at tempos that come close to breaking the sound barrier, issuing of the LP, “III contains the band’s most confrontational, intense, and crust-fueled sounds yet while exploring heady philosophical concepts.” Bloody Disgusting praised the devastation of the album’s, “pure sensory assault, featuring blistering drums, raging vocals, and a wall of distorted guitars, all combining to ensure maximum face melting power,” and Cvlt Nation exclaims, “There is nothing soft about the upcoming DIE CHOKING release III. An all out brutality fest will take place in your brain once you hear this album! From the very first to the last moment of this album, this band wants to punish, and they do a pummeling job of just that!”
DIE CHOKING also begins shredding through the country in support of III this week, returning to the Midwest States on their way out to the band’s first ever West Coast tour dates. The list of cities to get roasted on this run including Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Denver, Boise, Missoula, Portland, Richmond, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Kansas City and Pittsburgh, the melee instigating this Thursday, October 22nd and running through November 1st. Later that week, DIE CHOKING begins a regional stomp for III with release shows in Philadelphia, Bethlehem and Meadville, Pennsylvania and Brooklyn, New York, November 7th, 13th, 14th and 15th, respectively.
DIE CHOKING III Tour Dates:
10/22/2015 Bremen Café – Milwaukee, WI w/ No Brainer, Rifle Diet, Plague, Ablation [info]
10/23/2015 Hexagon – Minneapolis, MN w/ Deterioration, Daigoro, Invidiosus [info]
10/24/2015 The Mutiny – Denver, CO w/ Rotstrotter, 908 [info]
10/25/2015 The Shredder – Boise, ID [info]
10/26/2015 VFW – Missoula, MT w/ No Brainer, Got Grunt, Dead Beats
10/27/2015 The Foggy Notion – Portland, OR w/ Akira, Scoulor [info]
10/28/2015 Burnt Ramen – Richmond, CA w/ Concussive, Cease [info]
10/29/2015 Perez – Los Angeles, CA w/ LxDxT, Facelift, Putasos, Terror Cult [info]
10/30/2015 The Underground – Salt Lake City, UT w/ Worry, Tourcher Porn
10/31/2015 Penn Valley Skatepark – Kansas City, MO w/ Blind Dog [info]
11/01/2015 Mr. Roboto Project – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Slaves BC, Mere Phantoms, Gothmog [info]
11/07/2015 Boot n’ Saddle – Philadelphia, PA *record release w/ Mother Brain, Grin & Bear It, Surgeon [info]
11/13/2015 The Burners – Bethlehem, PA *record release show w/ Carved Up, Jesus Piece [info]
11/14/2015 Voodoo Brewery – Meadville, PA w/ Carved Up, Sulaco, Animal Instinct [info]
11/15/2015 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY *record release w/ Carved Up, Spotlights, Godmaker [info]
12/05/2015 ICAC Hall – Gloucester City, NJ @ South Jersey Metal Fest 4 w/ Rivers of Nihil, Corpse Horder, more [info]
12/12/2015 Churchills – Miami, FL @ 305 Fest w/ DRI, Noisear, Lower Class Brats, LYSP [info]
1/08/2015 Funk n’ Waffles – Syracuse, NY w/ Sulaco