OBSCENE GESTURE announce "Rising Demise" EP for June 16!
Southern California hardcore thrash act OBSCENE GESTURE have announced a June 16 release date for their new four song EP, 'Rising Demise', the follow-up to last year’s 'The Truth Be Told', through their own 187 Hoodcore Records label.
Featuring lone original member Guy Green on vocals and guitar, Vence Simpson, formerly of L.A.'s Tormentor, on lead guitar, newcomer Eric D. on bass, and Lamar Little on drums, 'Rising Demise' sees the band continue where they left off with 'The Truth Be Told' delivering an uncompromising West Coast assault of hardcore rooted thrash metal.
Sticking to their old school credo, the fearsome foursome are blitzing their way through four short, intense tracks, 'Turn Away', 'Rising Demise', 'Modern Day Butcher', and 'Left Over'. “This is the only way we know how to do it, man”, says Green. ”We are playing the type of music we grew up on - shit that’s raw, real and has a certain spirit to it. I don ‘t feel there’s enough of that anymore so we’re trying to carry to torch in a way.”
The EP will be available digitally on iTunes, Amazon and the band's Bandcamp store. Physical copies can be purchased through CD Baby. The band’s next full-length album is currently in the works and set for an early 2016 release.
OBSCENE GESTURE to release "The Truth Be Told" on June 17!
Southern California hardcore thrash crossover act OBSCENE GESTURE have completed work on their sophomore effort, entitled "The Truth Be Told", which is due out June 17. Recorded at Green Horizon Studios in Los Angeles, CA, the track listing reads as follows:
01. Intro / Still Warning 02. The Path 03. As One 04. No Savior 05. Choking On Anger 06. Fuck You 07. Killing Kids (Pt. II) 08. Among Snakes 09. Violence Is Coming 10. The Devil's Promise
Continuing where they left off with 2007's "Living In Profanity", OBSCENE GESTURE have once again conjured a raging slab of jagged, uncompromising mayhem at the crossroads of hardcore and thrash metal that recalls such genre pioneers as Agnostic Front, D.R.I. and S.O.D.. Says mainman Guy Green: "Yes, we are most definitely from the old school and carrying forth the spirit of all the greats that inspired us to do what we do. At the same time, you'd better believe that this isn't just some tired nostalgia shit - this music is alive and kicking and being away from the scene hasn't mellowed us one bit!"
Fronted by vocalist/rhythm guitarist Guy Green, the revamped line-up on "The Truth Be Told" also features Vincent D. (of Body Count) on bass and lead guitar, Vence Simpson (formerly of L.A.'s legendary Tormentor) on lead guitar and bass, and the ominous Lamar on drums. While the band's constellation may have changed with the departure of former Agent Steel members Chuck Profus, George Robb and Juan Garcia, the fury, conviction and message remain as strong as ever as OBSCENE GESTURE tear through 10 tracks of no-frills hoodcore straight from the streets of Los Angeles.
"Choking On Anger" and "Violence Is Coming" from "The Truth Be Told" are currently streaming on the band's Artist E-Card and SoundCloud pages at http://soundcloud.com/gesture187.
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