Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based metallic hardcore outfit JESUS PIECE presents their violent debut LP, Only Self, now confirmed for release August 24th, through Southern Lord Recordings. Revolver Magazine is hosting an extremely advance debut of the first single from Only Self, “Curse Of The Serpent,” as the label posts preorders for the album.
JESUS PIECE has left craters in their path over recent years, quickly developing a reputation as one of the heaviest, most uncompromising acts both on record and on the stage. With the brutalizing grooves of Y2K-era metallic hardcore greats like Disembodied, Turmoil, and Buried Alive at the core, the band incorporates elements of noise, ominous tones, and haunting atmospheres into their dynamic songwriting. With crushing, modern, metallic production, JESUS PIECE resides alongside the scene’s darkest and heaviest acts like Harm’s Way, Vein, Trail Of Lies, labelmates Xibalba, and more.
With eleven new tracks packed into a debilitating thirty-two-minute attack, Only Self was recorded in Chicago at Bricktop Recording Studio with Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos, Like Rats, Lord Mantis) mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Integrity, Nails, Full Of Hell), and completed with artwork by Dom Pabon.
Revolver notes with their debut of “Curse Of The Serpent,” the lead single from Only Self,”‘Curse Of The Serpent’ showcases what the band does best. The breakdowns are relentless and biting, and you can just feel the fury build as the song processes. This is one nasty track, and one that we’re proud to showcase…”
JESUS PIECE collectively offers with the new song,
“‘Curse Of The Serpent’ an ode to the grudges that everyone holds. It’s a song about long lasting pain sitting in the back of your mind. The kind that just doesn’t know how to fuck off. We chose this song first because it’s a great introduction to the energy of this record but doesn’t define the overall sound. This is a great bridge of growth between old and new.”
JESUS PIECE delivers one of the most anxiously-awaited albums of the hardcore/metal underground this year with Only Self, a record which will also prove itself as one of the year’s most vicious releases.
Southern Lord will release Only Self on CD, LP, and digital formats on Friday, August 24th. Find digital preorders at Bandcamp below and watch for physical preorder options and additional audio samples to be issued in the weeks ahead.
JESUS PIECE has played out mercilessly in recent years, on tours which saw them out alongside Darkest Hour, Comeback Kid, Burn, Knocked Loose, Terror, Vein, Year Of The Knife, and many more across North America in the past year alone. JESUS PIECE now announces a European summer tour which will see them once again traveling alongside Year Of The Knife from June 15th through July 1st. The band will also make their return to This Is Hardcore in July, performing with the likes of One King Down, Ten Yard Fight, E.Town Concrete, Sick Of It All, Arkagnel, Eighteen Visions, All Out War, Merauder, Harvest, and many more. See confirmed dates below and watch for new tour dates for JESUS PIECE to continually to be announced throughout the year in support of Only Self.
JESUS PIECE is a band that works tirelessly to play to everyone they can. Their anthems lyrically range from personal struggle and loss, to racism, police brutality, and many other social and political injustices. The band formed in 2015 and self-released their first demo/EP in the same year, followed by a self-released EP in the Summer of 2016. Bridge Nine Records released a split 7″ between JESUS PIECE and Malice At The Palace in early 2017. The band has paved their own way into the national scene by booking multiple headlining coast-to-coast tours among many bouts of regional touring and performances at notable festivals including This Is Hardcore, Nature World Fest, Sound And Fury, FYA Fest, and others.