Dublin blackened d-beat metallic hardcore band DESTRIERS have announced a new vinyl release of their crushing debut “Cynosure”, premiered digitally in late 2016. The record is available for streaming and will be released via our friend label Distro-y Records, who shared the following:
Destriers released their debut “Cynosure” EP digitally back in December and their brutal intense sounds have been hailed as must a listen earning them spots alongside Belgian Post Hardcore act Oathbreaker & Icelandic / Irish Black Metal act Slidhr. Destriers pound out bleak unrelenting dark sounds.
‘Cynosure’ was produced & mixed by the band in Sun Studios, Dublin in August 2016 & Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audioseiege (Nails, SunnO))), Converge) adorned in artwork by the Polish Surrealist master Zdzislaw Beksinski out on Distro-y Records and Visions of Warning later this year.
Make sure to catch Destriers as they play with Ilenkus for their Hunger EP Release gigs:
April 8: Roisin Dubh, Galway – Ilenkus, REST,
April 9: The Poor Relation, Cork – Ilenkus, Bailer, Horse
“Destriers operate in generally heavier terrain, occupying a territory that comes on like some strange mid point between the sheer battery of modern downtuned metal/hc bands like Trap Them and the more angular riffage of Coalesce. Thankfully forgoing HM2s and brutality for the sake of it, they have a gift for compact songwriting and short bursts of intensity that should make waves locally and hopefully abroad this coming year.” / Metal Ireland
“When Destriers are moving at full speed, the music will tear you apart limb from limb. When they’re at half-speed, you’ll take a serious bludgeoning from the top of your skull down to the soles of your feet. And when they downshift even further, the music becomes utterly bleak and soul-crushing. Regardless of the pace, the vocals are ugly as sin and as furious as a bull seeing red, and these demolition jobs also include melodies (and bursts of discordance) that hang onto you.” / No Clean Singing
“Bellowing and noisy, Dublin’s Destriers remind me every so often of the best whale-heavy hardcore bands that ran alongside the Boston/Hydra Head scene but made their homes in Europe, like Breach. I’ve been waiting for someone new to give this style the old college try, and Destriers do so with gusto on Cynosure.” / Invisible Oranges