Boston’s hardcore music scene is set to rumble with the release of Death Before Dishonor’s new single “Master of None” and a raucous cover of Dead Boys’ 1977 classic “Sonic Reducer”. Dropping today, both tracks will be available on a 7″ through Bridge Nine Records. This marks the band’s triumphant return to the hardcore scene, releasing their first new music in four years.
“Master Of None” stands as a testament to the band’s unwavering hardcore roots, combining fast-paced metallic riffs with anthemic vocals that command audience participation.
Produced, engineered, and mixed by the esteemed Zeuss, known for his work with Rob Zombie and Hatebreed, these tracks signify the band’s long-standing impact on the hardcore genre for over two decades. Death Before Dishonor breathes new life into the punk anthem “Sonic Reducer”, adding a heavier spin sure to ignite mosh pits. Both songs were recorded at Rock Valley Studio, Easthampton, MA, and Planet-Z, Wilbraham, MA. Fans can pre-order the 7″ now through Bridge Nine Records.
Expanding on “Master Of None”, vocalist Bryan Harris states: “Master of None” is a showcase of what we consider all the best aspects of our sound. Songs to be sung in basements and festival fields all over the world. Lyrically, it is about breaking the shackles of mental manipulation. Most people can relate to the struggle of someone in their life wielding emotions or guilt against them. With this track, we’re taking aim at those who use these tactics to maintain control, and are providing an outlet for anyone ready to fight back.”
The Boston hardcore band doesn’t stop at releasing new music. On July 28th, they kick off a European tour, with a North American run alongside Madball slated for the fall.
The band’s longstanding history with Bridge Nine Records began with the release of Friends Family Forever in 2005, with the subsequent release of Count Me In in 2007 helping them gain widespread recognition. Since then, their journey has seen several releases, culminating in the latest, Master of None.
Death Before Dishonor, comprising Bryan Harris (vocals), Ben Kelly (guitar), Greg Chihoski (Bass), and Ben Hilton (drums), has always stood out for their aggressive, high-octane sound and socially conscious lyrics. With more new music in the pipeline, fans can eagerly anticipate what the band, partnered with Zeuss, has in store for the fall.
For those eager to catch the band live, they’re scheduled to perform across Europe, including Germany, Austria, Israel, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands, before heading back for a North American tour. The tour kicks off on July 21st at The Cavern in Portland, ME.
Death Before Dishonor is Bryan Harris (vocals), Ben Kelly (guitar), Greg Chihoski (Bass) and Ben Hilton (drums).
July 21 Portland ME @ The Cavern
July 29 Goldenstedt Germany @ Afdreiht Un Buten Festival
July 30 Munich Germany @ Free and Easy Festival
July 31st Innsbruck Austria @ Livestage
August 1 Vienna Austria @ Viper Room
August 2 Tel Aviv Israel @ Levontin 7
August 3 Marseille France @ Molotov
August 4 St. Maurice De Gourdans @ Sylak Open Air Festival
August 5 Duffel Belgium @ Brakrock Festival
August 6 Bochum Germany @ Die Trompete
August 7 Sittard Netherlands @ Volt
August 8 Dresden Germany at Chemiefabrik
August 9 Berlin Germany @ Wild at Heart
August 10 Josefov Czech Republic @ Brutal Assault Festival
August 11 Kortrijk Belgium @ Alcatraz Festival
August 12 Villmar Germany @ Tells Bells Festival
September 6 Syracuse NY @ The Song and Dance
September 8 Quebec City QC @ La Source De La Martinere
September 9 Montreal QC @ Foufounes Electriques
September 10 Toronto ON @ Lee’s Place
October 5 Nashville TN @ The End
October 6 Chicago IL @ Cobra Lounge
October 7 Detroit MI @ The Russell Industrial Center (Cold As Life reunion)
October 8 Cincinnati OH @ Legends Bar and Venue