Over 5 years since the release of their debut full length, Germany’s MASADA have shared the full stream of their great new record dubbed “II”. brought to you through a pertnership of several DIY labels: Zegema Beach Records, Icorrupt Records, Pundonor Records, Sad React Records, Longrail Records, and Fireflies Records. 12” vinyl with 10 eclectic, melodic screamo / post hardcore / emo punk tracks will be released in early 2022.
Comments Zegema Beach Records: “The growth, maturity, and general songwriting chops are on full display with versatile screamo that includes clap-along rock interludes, softly sung vocals, as well as the expected/explosive sound the band honed on their 2016 self titled. For fans of Cassus, Congratulations, and Bravo Fucking Bravo. Expertly mixed by Will Killingsworth.”
I.Corrupt Records adds: “Hell yea, this is real: The almost forgotten screamo band Masada is back with a new album! More than six years ago the four lads from Erlangen, Germany, surprised the scene with their debut full-length and their late 90s, early 2000s screamo sound. It may have taken quiet a while, but we’re more than stoked to release the band’s second album today!
On their second album effort, which is simply titled “II”, Masada combine all bits of screamo elements the listeners love about that music: Guitars which can be dissonant and distorted as well as melodic and clean, a heavy and driving bass that makes the music as fluent and groovy as possible, pounding and fast drums. And then there are those arsh screams which turn into beautiful singing vocals. “II” is an exquisit piece of work that is made for all people who’s hearts beat for raw screamo-/post-hardcore-ish music.”
MASADA shared the following message: “this is our second record. our music is meant to be played live. however, things changed in 2020/2021 due to covid-19. we miss playing shows! but still – we played all of this at red audio in herzogenaurach in september 2020.
thanks to rafi and chris for the live recordings! our music was mixed and mastered by will at dead air studios. thanks!
thanks to flo for layouting the artwork! thomas, pascal, anika, magdalena – thank you for your help with the cover photo.
we have been working on this record since our trip to japan in 2018. keisuke made this journey possible and is part of the song ‘do no harm’. thank you for everything! this record is released by: i corrupt records, zegema beach records, pundonor records, sad react records, fireflies fall records, longrail records. thank you! special thanks to ingo/i corrupt for making this possible! we would like to thank our friends and families for their love and care!
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masada – july 2021 lukas – julian – hanni – clemens credits released October 26, 2021”