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Hardcore pack CAPRA unleashes new video for “Red Guillotine”

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Lafayette, Louisiana-based metallic hardcore outfit CAPRA today unleashes a new video for “Red Guillotine.” The track comes by way of the band’s critically lauded In Transmission full-length, released via Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records last year.

Comments vocalist Crow Lotus of the powerful track, “I wrote this song about how helpless it feels to be prey in a predatory world. Women should be celebrated for standing their ground, not ostracized and humiliated.”

CAPRA by Tyson Pate
CAPRA by Tyson Pate

CAPRA will kick off their month-long US tour supporting Whores tonight, June 1st in Nashville, Tennessee! The journey runs through July 3rd in Columbia, South Carolina with additional support provided by Bummer. See all confirmed dates below.

CAPRA w/ Whores, Bummer:

6/01/2022 The End – Nashville, TN
6/02/2022 Hi Tone – Memphis, TN
6/03/2022 Three Links – Dallas, TX
6/04/2022 Parish – Austin, TX
6/05/2022 The Courtyard – Big Spring, TX
6/07/2022 Pub Rock – Scottsdale, AZ
6/08/2022 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA +
6/09/2022 Resident – Los Angeles, CA +
6/10/2022 Eli’s Mile High Club Oakland, CA
6/11/2022 Star Theater – Portland, OR
6/12/2022 Chop Suey – Seattle, WA
6/15/2022 Hi-Dive – Denver, CO
6/16/2022 Bourbon – Lincoln, NE
6/17/2022 Turf Club – St. Paul, MN *
6/18/2022 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
6/19/2022 North End Pub – Lafayette, IN
6/21/2022 Small’s – Detroit, MI
6/22/2022 West Side Bowl – Youngstown, OH
6/23/2022 Photo City – Rochester, NY
6/24/2022 Middle East Upstairs – Boston, MA
6/25/2022 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
6/26/2022 Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ
6/28/2022 Dobbs – Philadelphia, PA
6/29/2022 Lovedraft’s Brewery – Harrisburg, PA
6/30/2022 Golden Pony – Harrisonburg, VA
7/01/2022 Pour House – Raleigh, NC
7/02/2022 Reggie’s – Wilmington, NC
7/03/2022 New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC

+ = Deaf Club main support
* = no Bummer

Formed in 2016 by guitarist Tyler Harper and drummer Jeremy Randazzo, the initial idea for CAPRA was to create something that would be fresh while still giving listeners a sense of nostalgia for the sounds of the late ’90s and early 2000s hardcore and punk scenes.

Following various lineup changes, and adding Crow Lotus (vocals), Trevor Alleman (guitar), and Ben Paramore (bass) to their ranks, everything came together. In Transmission — recorded with Jai Benoit (Golgothan, Father Rust), then mixed by Taylor Young (Nails, Twitching Tongues), and mastered by Brad Boatright (Pig Destroyer, Integrity, Torche, Idle Hands) — represents the culmination of years of hard work, reflecting everything they’ve been writing and pouring into the band since solidifying the lineup. “We wanted it to be the heaviest and most complete record we could possibly lay down, composed of only the best songs we’ve written over years of playing together,” says Paramore. “It’s the best set of songs we’ve ever had, and we’re all extremely proud of them, and each other, so we hope it sounds like a total passion project — because it is.”

CAPRA live by Tooth & Nail Productions
CAPRA live by Tooth & Nail Productions

“…the album is quite simply heavy-as-hell, with roaring guitars, earth-cracking drums, and bellowing basslines, and moving through the record feels like observing some kind of metaphysical cleansing in which audience participation is required.” – New Noise Magazine

“Effortlessly moving from classic hardcore stomps, sludgy southern crawls and shades of atmospheric black metal, every note feels like it is absolutely necessary immediate, and tightness with which the band operates is something that many bands with five times as much experience as CAPRA wish they could attain.” – Nine Circles

“In Transmission is a release that really puts everything on the table, and leaves behind nothing. But it doesn’t exhaust the listener so much as call them to arms. A new act that should have no problems generating some buzz with their immediately gripping sound and nostalgic yet fresh appeal.” — Dead Rhetoric

“CAPRA immediately grabbed me by the throat, smacked me around about a bit, and then shoved the mic through my front teeth so I could contribute some gang vocals.” — Moshpit Nation

Karol Kamiński

DIY rock music enthusiast and web-zine publisher from Warsaw, Poland. Supporting DIY ethics, local artists and promoting hardcore punk, rock, post rock and alternative music of all kinds via IDIOTEQ online channels.
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