SECT SHARE ALBUM OPENER “OPEN GRAVE”, NO CURE FOR DEATH INCOMING VIA SOUTHERN LORD ON NOVEMBER THE 24TH
October 30, 2017
SECT SHARE ALBUM OPENER “OPEN GRAVE”,
NO CURE FOR DEATH INCOMING VIA SOUTHERN LORD ON NOVEMBER THE 24TH
North American straightedge/vegan hardcore/crust group SECT have shared “Open Grave,” the devastating lead track from their second album, No Cure For Death (Southern Lord, 24 November)
SECT vocalist Chris Colohan explains that the “Open Grave” single is, “a song about how we got to this point in history, how detached from consequence and oblivious to the removal of our most basic mental if not social, political or ecological safety nets we had to become to allow for the assault on reality we’re living out now to succeed. How the bar for what’s acceptable and what’s normalized just drops in free fall while we’re zoned out by the endless barrage of trivial amusements, and the fatal implications of that caliber of apathy not just for the West but civilization across the board.”
Comprised of an international cast of scene veterans, who cut their teeth in that formative moment of political, cynical, antagonistic extremes, uniting 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, 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.
No Cure For Death was recorded with Kurt Ballou at God City studios, mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music. Footage of the recording sessions was recently shared, and can be viewed here.
Southern Lord will release No Cure For Death on CD, LP, and digital formats on November 24th; stand by for pre-order links, official video footage from the album, and more to be shared in the days ahead.
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
SECT BAND MEMBERS:
Chris Colohan – vocals
James Chang – guitar
Scott Crouse – guitar
Steve Hart – bass
Andrew Hurley – drums
“the metallic hardcore is filthy and sinister, laden with a guitar tone resembling a power tool and with feedback akin to the noise one would make scraping on steel.” – EXCLAIM!