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BOTCH share “One Twenty Two”, their first new song in 20 years!

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Mathcore legends BOTCH have signed to Sargent House now are ready to re-issue their catalog on vinyl this year! The band just dropped their new song called “One Twenty Two”, which serves as their first new music in 20 years!

The song was written and recorded by the four original members of Botch: Bassist Brian Cook, Guitarist David Knudson, Drummer Tim Latona, and Vocalist Dave Verellen.

Botch’s 1999 iconic album We Are The Romans gets its 2XLP and CD reissue on November 4th via Sargent House.

Guitarist David Knudson (also of the now-defunct Minus the Bear) commented: “During Covid, I was writing my debut solo LP, and mentally, I was sick of everything in quarantine. Lots of frustration had set in at home, and I figured the best way to deal with it was to write something heavy. I had no intention of writing anything for Botch, but when I was thinking of a singer to collaborate with, I thought, “Hey, I know the best hardcore singer ever to do it,” so I hit up Dave V. He was super excited and so it just kind of snowballed from there. There was never any intent or conversation about getting back together or writing. It just happened so naturally and was a great release for all of us to make it happen without any of the traditional pressure an “active” band faces.”


Seven years of tears into pillows
The longest nights left out
A case of pills do nothing for us
Finding love in doubt
Black widow
Fucking say it again
I’ll end this right now

Legendary Tacoma, Washington mathcore/hardcore/metal band Botch have announced they’ve signed with Los Angeles label/management company Sargent House, home to artists like Deafheaven, Chelsea Wolfe, Russian Circles, Emma Ruth Rundle, Lingua Ignota, The Armed among others. Bassist Brian Cook, guitarist Dave Knudson, drummer Tim Latona and vocalist Dave Verellen formed Botch in 1993, becoming one of the most ground-breaking and influential bands during a pivotal shift in heavy music before splitting in 2002. Their split made way for members to form and or to play in other highly notable and influential bands including Minus the Bear, These Arms Are Snakes, Narrows, SUMAC and current Sargent House bands Russian Circles and Torment & Glory..

In conjunction with the signing, Botch have re-released their entire digital catalog, including two studio albums (We Are the Romans, American Nervoso), an EP (An Anthology of Dead Ends), live album (061502), and a compilation album (Unifying Themes Redux). More news from Botch including vinyl re-issues to come in 2022.

The band notes: “We’re continuously humbled by the ongoing interest in our band despite the fact that we’ve been broken up for nearly two decades. With the folding of Hydra Head Records in 2020, we were presented with the dilemma of figuring out how to keep the catalog available to both newly initiated and longtime fans. We were lucky to have the support of Sargent House, who are helping keep Botch’s legacy alive by administering the digital catalog, curating the band’s archive of photos and paraphernalia, and getting our records in the ridiculously long queues of vinyl pressing plants. We’re happy to be part of the Sargent House family, excited to have our music back up online, and looking forward to exciting things in 2022.”

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