Decibel Magazine is currently streaming Divide And Devour, the crushing new full-length from Los Angeles hardcore punk decimators DESTROYED IN SECONDS (AKA D.I.S.). The premiere comes in advance of the record’s official release this Friday, April 24th.
Divide And Devour emits eleven tracks of unrelenting d-beat ferocity centered on pushing back against the growing wave of far-right populism, authoritarianism, and the rise of neo-Nazism and the alt-right. Tracked by drummer Sean Vahle at Architeuthis Sound in North Hollywood, and mixed and mastered by John Haddad (Final Conflict, Phobia) at Trench Studios in Corona, the record includes the addition of bassist Kyle Hertz (Temple Of Dagon, State Of Defiance) and lead guitarist Christian La Rocca (Ruin, Gravehill, Cobra Venom), writing a new chapter of rage and fury for the band.
Notes DESTROYED IN SECONDS in a collective statement,
“Divide And Devour is a bludgeoning and grim look at the steady collapse of the country and how far gone we truly are. This record is a proud moment for us and came at a critical time with so much uncertainty in the world. We can only hope our message will resonate with those who have grown tired of the dangerous and shameful path the United States has been on over the past few years. Land of the free. Home for your rot.”
Featuring the apocalyptic artwork of Mark Richards (Heavy Hand Illustration) and layout by guitarist Bruce Reeves (Warlord Industries), Divide And Devour will be released independently on digital and limited edition cassette formats with a vinyl edition to follow.
Forged in 2008 in Los Angeles by original members of Phobia, Mange, and Eat The Living, DESTROYED IN SECONDS delivers a crushing powerhouse of Swedish influenced d-beat punk mixed with ripping metal and thrash. No strangers to the Los Angeles scene and beyond, DESTROYED IN SECONDS has shared stages with the likes of Victims, Wolfbrigade, Brujeria, Repulsion, Exhumed, English Dogs, Subhumans, Final Conflict, Darkest Hour, and Bio-Crisis, among countless others, in addition to appearances at major festivals such as Obscene Extreme North America. Obscene Extreme Europe, Maryland Deathfest, Los Angeles Murderfest, Show Your Scars Fest, and more.
“Direct, brief, deceptively nuanced and catchy, Divide and Devour by LA d-beat/thrash maniacs DESTROYED IN SECONDS kicks in faces and points accusing fingers while eliciting huge grins all round. Highly refreshing and therapeutic in these ugly times.” — Distorted Sounds
“…a ruthless, d-beating ripper…” — BrooklynVegan
“If Stampin’ Ground had emerged from the late eighties UK hardcore scene, had decided that their future lay squarely within the realms of d-beat and had then relocated to LA to hone and perfect their vision by playing a thousand shows in gang infested clubs and backyard parties, they would have sounded exactly like DESTROYED IN SECONDS.” — Mass Movement
“There’s fury in the music that befits the lyrics, channeled through battering drums, spine-shaking bass, heavy mauling and pulsing riffs, and flesh-scorching, throat-ripping vocals.” — No Clean Singing
DESTROYED IN SECONDS: Jon Tomala – vocals, Bruce Reeves – guitar, Christian LaRocca – guitar, Kyle Hertz – bass