French hardcore group STINKY will release their third album, “Of Lost Things,” this Friday (June 12), but today, the 11-track record – which was recently praised by the UK’s Down For Life for its “monstrous anthems and full-on bangers” – can be streamed in its entirety exclusively via Germany’s MoreCore.de. Take a listen here.
As of a few weeks ago, STINKY was looking forward to a busy summer of live performances in “Of Lost Things,” but with all tour plans on hold for the moment, the band has scheduled a virtual record release party/livestream concert in conjunction with the noted French metal festival Hellfest. The group’s performance – which will take place at 8 p.m. GMT on June 18 – will be broadcast on the ARTE television network, as well as Hellfest’s social media platforms and those of some of the festival’s media partners. Visit this link for more information.
The initial orange splatter vinyl pressing of “Of Lost Things” – which was recorded in part by Fabien Guilloteau (Hacride, The Necromancers) and features cover artwork by Emy Rojas (Clutch, Ministry, Queens of the Stone Age) – is already a collector’s item thanks to an overwhelming response via the band’s Bandcamp page. While a limited number of copies will still be available online and at select record shops around the world starting tomorrow, the band recently launched a pre-order for a new pressing – a limited-edition orange-and-black variant that is currently available exclusively on the band’s Bandcamp page.
“Of Lost Things” features 11 tracks of metallic hardcore that the UK’s Midlands Metalheads Radio says “makes you feel like you can headbutt through a brick wall.” In recent weeks, the band unveiled music videos for three blistering preview tracks – “Revival Fire,” which features footage of the band performing live at last year’s Hellfest; “Strangers With Familiar Faces,” which originally premiered via Germany’s Visions Magazine; and “Distance,” which was unveiled via New Noise Magazine and quickly added to Spotify’s New Punk Tracks playlist.
Since their formation a decade ago, STINKY has played more than 350 concerts across 15 different countries in support of their first two albums, 2015’s “Against Wind and Tide” and 2017’s “From Dead-End Street.” Along the way, the group has shared the stage with the likes of Sick Of It All, Terror, Walls of Jericho and Millencolin.
While the band’s name might seem curious to some, STINKY’s music unquestionably passes the smell test. Influenced by the likes of Comeback Kid, Bane, Miles Away and Champion, the band capably fuses melody with an affinity for violence, making the quintet a combustible mix of energy and aggression.