Germinating deep in the loam and rotten soil of the Seattle, WA environs’ undergrowth, DEHISCENT bursts forth with rage, willing itself into existence, in ways that only those who have pushed through the murky depths can. Like an open wound, DEHISCENT oozes into listeners ears and consciousness demanding a reckoning for time lost below ground. High-energy doom infused punk and metal crossover mania that is straight forward and hits you right in the face.
Directed by veteran video director Jason Frost (Capitalist Casualties, The Accused AD, Scatterbox), the short-film-esque story fits the track title, visually telling the tale of a deadbeat (played by Scott Rozell from Sterileprayer and Scatterbox) dodging his debts. He doesn’t make it far before the crew (Tyler Lion and Jay Rosen) comes to collect, turning it into a scene of chaos, full of car chases, baseball bats, bricks, and a big dose of karma for trying to skip out on the loan shark. Filmed entirely in Spokane, Washington, the video also includes a cameo by Northwest punk rock legend Jon Swanstrom (The Flies, Yokohama Hooks, Vampire Lezbos).
When asked about how the song and video came to be, Guitarist and Vocalist John Tomes keeps it short, sweet and reveals that it is (for the most part) based on a true story. “I wrote ‘Loan Shark’ after someone stole my car and ditched it a block away. They took my tools so I figured they used it to pay for something or someone.”
“Loan Shark” is one of the tracks that will be on the upcoming debut EP the band has coming later this year by way of a split vinyl release via Blackhouse Ltd. The EP was produced by Jeff McNulty and recorded at The Kill Room in Seattle. More news including tour dates, pre-order dates, and official merch release dates will follow shortly.