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Hardcore band FIREWALKER release new album, Hell Bent, on Triple B Records

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Firewalker by Claire Oboyle
Firewalker by Claire Oboyle

Boston hardcore band Firewalker may have been relatively quiet over the past few years, but only because they were working on their blistering sophomore album Hell Bent, out today on Triple B Records.

Following their explosive debut demo in 2016, Firewalker stayed the course, releasing their eponymous LP in 2017, The Roll Call EP in 2019, and their latest demo in 2022. Back in full force, the five-piece band has unleashed nine tracks of 80s-tinged metallic hardcore on Hell Bent.

With this release, Firewalker has honed their updated lineup, featuring guitarists Sarah King and Cecelia Halle, progressing toward a heavier sound while still speaking out for those who feel underrepresented or alienated in hardcore. The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by drummer Sasha Stroud at her studio, Artifact Audio, in NYC. Clocking in at just under 20 minutes—plenty of time to take in the band’s crushing vocals, electrifying guitar solos, and shattering drums—the album demonstrates the rage and passion that come from being women in hardcore.

The band has also announced Summer tour dates including a record release show in Washington D.C. on July 4th and the Triple B Records x Sound & Fury Showcase with Mindforce, Fury, Conservative Military Image, and Hold My Own on July 11th in Los Angeles. More dates and info below.

Firewalker is Sophie Hendry (vocals), Cecelia Halle (guitar), Sarah King (guitar), Rory Tito (bass), and Sasha Stroud (drums).

Tour Dates:

7/4 – Washington DC @ Rhizome (Hell Bent Record Release)
7/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ 1720 @ Triple B Records x Sound & Fury Showcase w/ Mindforce, Fury, Conservative Military Image, Hold My Own
8/9 – Philadelphia, PA @ the Rotunda
8/10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rock Room
8/11 Cleveland, OH @ TBD
8/12 – Detroit, MI @ Edgemen Printing
8/13 – Chicago, IL @ TBD
8/14 – Indianapolis, IN @ Black Circle
8/15 – Louisville, KY @ TBD
8/16 – Columbus, OH @ Dirty Dungarees
8/17 – New York, NY @ TBD

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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