[photo by Chuck Johnson]
Following the signing of North American hardcore group SECT to Southern Lord earlier this year, the band has since completed recording their second full-length, and label debut, No Cure For Death, and with plans to release the album on November 24th. No Cure For Death was recorded with Kurt Ballou at GodCity Studios and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.
View brand new footage of SECT's No Cure For Death recording sessions at THIS LOCATION.
Comprised of an international cast of scene veterans, who cut their teeth in that formative moment of political, cynical, antagonistic extremes, SECT unites vocalist Chris Colohan (Cursed, Burning Love, Left For Dead), guitarists James Chang (Catharsis, Undying) and Scott Crouse (Earth Crisis, The Path Of Resistance), bassist Steve Hart (Day Of Suffering), and drummer Andy Hurley (Racetraitor, Fall Out Boy, The Damned Things). The result of these musicians' alignment is a caustic, riotous, belligerent style of vile hardcore fed by a boundless well of socio-political vitriol.
SECT gets right down to the blast beats and breakdowns that fight it out in their chaotic jams. They cut the shit and go for the throat with no time to waste, "because the Orwellian police states and irreparable social and ecological disasters we once saw off on the horizon are now on our front doorsteps, in full swing. And in just such a volatile, precarious moment as this for civilization, there is more reason than ever to keep lashing out at a world more suicidally-bent on its own destruction and the exploitation of people, species and the ecosystem itself, than perhaps ever before in history."
For SECT, this is the purpose of hardcore as they know it, conveying an urgency that transcends age, credentials or scene politics, to convert desperation into real talk and action.
Southern Lord will release No Cure For Death on November 24th; stand by for audio samples, videos, preorder links, and more in the days ahead.
SECT will take part in Not Dead Yet Fest this weekend in Toronto, playing Saturday, October 14th alongside Incendiary, Glory, Hotheads, Spiritual Cramp, Illusion, and Real World. The next day they headline a show in Buffalo with Acolyte, Old Ghosts, and Juggernaut. Additional tour dates are to be expected.
SECT Tour Dates:
10/14/2017 Coalition - Toronto, ON @ Not Dead Yet Fest [info]
10/15/2017 Mohawk Place - Buffalo, NY w/ Acolyte, Old Ghosts, Juggernaut [info]
No Cure For Death Track Listing:
1. Open Grave
2. Day For Night
3. Crocodile Prayers
4. Reality's Wake
6. Liberal Arts
7. Born Razed
9. Least Resistance
10. Avoidance Ritual
Chris Colohan - vocals
James Chang - guitar
Scott Crouse - guitar
Steve Hart - bass
Andrew Hurley - drums
Review copies of No Cure For Death will be released in the coming days. For all coverage of SECT in the Americas contact firstname.lastname@example.org and in Europe contact email@example.com.