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XTRMST Live Performance Sells Out In Minutes! BitTorrent Bundle Launches Monday December 1‏

November 25, 2014

ImageProxy.mvcXTRMST ANNOUNCE FIRST-EVER LIVE APPEARANCE AT THE ROXY (LA) ON JANUARY 29, 2015 – TICKETS SELLOUT IN MINUTES!

EXCLUSIVE BIT TORRENT BUNDLE DROPS MONDAY DECEMBER 1, INCLUDES HAND-MADE XTRMST ZINE

 TUMBLR ‘DASHBOARD CONFESSIONS’ Q&A

“…dark, frantic, and moody, tinged with electronics and very slick.” – NOISEY (Vice)

AFI lead vocalist Davey Havok and guitarist Jade Puget will take to the stage on Thursday January 29 at The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles, for the first-ever live performance of their newly formed straight edge hardcore band XTRMST. Tickets for the anticipated full-band debut sold out in minutes! – leaving fans scrambling to find access to the gig. Those with hard tickets will hear cuts off the band’s debut self-titled album, available now in digital and vinyl LP formats via Dim Mak Records.

On December 1, XTRMST will debut an exclusive digital collection for fans as a BitTorrent Bundle. The digital box-set will feature the unreleased song, “Little King,” content documenting the formation of the band and the making of their debut album, and will include a digital version of their hand-made XTRMST Zine. The Zine will house interviews with members of the straight edge community and unique commentary from Havok & Puget. To read and share the Zine now, head to www.dimmak.com/xtrmst, and check www.bundles.bittorrent.com this Monday to grab the full Bundle (free) for more exclusive content.

In anticipation of the BitTorrent Bundle release, Havok & Puget will also be live on December 1 for an online fan Q&A via their XTRMST Tumblr page. Dubbed their “Dashboard Confessions,” the band will be answering fan-submitted questions via the ‘ask’ feature on Tumblr – http://xtrmst-xtrmst.tumblr.com/ask. Fans can start asking today, and should follow the blog for details.

The 14-track XTRMST album was produced and mixed by Puget at his home studio and at The Treehouse in Los Angeles. “Jade and I have been talking about starting a straight edge hardcore band for years,” says Havok. “We started writing and recording in early 2012 and chose the name XTRMST because it expresses the messages represented on the record. The straight edge movement is not one of moderation. It’s based in undeniable objective truths.”

“The straight edge philosophy is something that Davey and I gravitated towards at a young age, drawn by concepts and ideals that seem almost foreign in modern society,” says Puget. “Like much of the other subcultures we were a part of growing up, it put us at odds with 99% of the people around us, which was something we embraced. Being sXe for over 20 years and being musicians, it seemed natural that this crucial ideology would find a musical expression.”

“These songs are the purest expression of emotion, with no thought towards commerce or accessibility,” says Puget. “And the album was made with the amount of money you have in your pocket right now – just 2 people expressing their love and hate into microphones in a tiny room.”

The release comes via Dim Mak Records, the indie label founded by DJ/producer (and former member of hardcore band This Machine Kills) Steve Aoki. Although Aoki and Dim Mak are most often seen as leaders in the electronic dance music space, the release of the XTRMST album marks a return to Aoki and Dim Mak’s hardcore roots. “I met   Davey a while back and we bonded over our shared experiences in   straight-edge culture. We found a lot of kinship there, and so it made   sense for us to release an album that represents the spirit of what originally birthed Dim Mak,” states Aoki.

 XTRMST online:

www.xtrmst.com

www.facebook.com/xtrmst

www.twitter.com/xtrmst

http://instagram.com/xtrmst

https://soundcloud.com/xtrmst-xtrmst

 

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