Here’s the official press release:
Ugly on the Inside, the band’s sophomore full-length effort, was engineered and produced by Johnny Kray from the legendary punk band, The Krays.
A frenzy of heavy fast hardcore and furious riffs, the 12-song Ugly on the Inside can be considered the band’s ‘coming of age’ collection following the release of its debut LP, Try Again, and ’39 Hours In Bronx Central Booking’ EP.
Commented ABJECT! vocalist, Jamie “Hamma”: “I have been on the N.Y.H.C. scene for almost 20 years, and I’ve played in bands for the last 14. I can say, without question, this is the best recording I’ve ever been a part of. I am proud of what we have been able to accomplish with this relevant, thought-provoking, ass-kicking hardcore punk! The subject matter on this album is very current, but it’s also timeless N.Y.H.C.! If you’ve ever been into hardcore punk and know what it’s about, you will not be disappointed by this release!”
1. Where We Belong
2. Consume It All
3. Half a Step Away
5. Through the Years
6. Ostrich Farm
8. Ugly on the Inside
9. Dick Rider
10. No Control
11. Playing Chess with a Pigeon
12. Hurry up and Wait
ABJECT! started out in March of 2011 with dedicated veterans of the New York and Washington D.C. hardcore punk scenes. Built on a desire to speak out against everyday struggles, personal and worldwide alike, they also came together as friends to escape from those same struggles and make some intense sounding hardcore music in the process.
With countless N.Y. shows and East Coast tours, ABJECT! built up a loyal following in the underground while also giving back to the scene with the popular “Abject Deal” video series. This series highlights the state of the world, the state of the punk scene and includes many high profile musician interviews.
While ABJECT! might be expressing angst and rage, as vocalist Jamie “Hamma” states, “You gotta vent, you gotta be aware of what’s going on in your world, but without fun, without making the most of it, life just ain’t worth living.”
ABJECT! takes on the world and kicks it directly in the face! Stay tuned for more information on ABJECT! and Ugly on the Inside.
Jamie “Hamma” – Vocals
Mattakins – Guitar
Spew – Guitar
Chucky Brown – Bass
Shuffles – Drums