DRAIN has been a silent sensation in California and the States for a couple of years now, but with their recent performance at this year’s Sound And Fury festival (see loads of HAVE HEART reunion shows and pics HERE), it’s obviously time to go bigger and enter the consciousness of international hardcore scene. The band just announced their exciting partnership with legendary label Revelation Records, with plans to release a proper LP next year! Check out the wider and more informative description from NoEcho below, listen to their tunes and see them live in action at the bottom of this article. Oh, and don’t forget to catch them live with HANDS OF GOD!
Drain is the musical manifestation of this resentment and frustration. The same feelings that have been expressed over the decades by local legends BL’AST!, and later, Good Riddance.
As the new blood of Santa Cruz hardcore punk, Drain have a fiery metal-tinged thrashing hardcore sound that is best experienced in the live setting. Their shows are a sight to behold as over a thousand slammers realized at Sound and Fury 2019, as stagedives and hard mosh met pool party during the full duration of the set. The group also appeared at This Is Hardcore 2019 and are true road dogs, not only with this project but also with members’ other projects. In fact, they’re leaving tomorrow (Sept. 13) for a run of dates with Hands of God (Flatspot Records) and Gulch (Creator-Destructor Records), both featuring members of Drain within their ranks. – NoEcho
After receiving some demos and then witnessing the madness of Drain’s set at Sound and Fury, Rev decided to join forces with the band and cannot wait to bring you something so chaotic, loud and real. “Revelation has always been a dream label to be on, so when we got the offer to join the roster it was a no brainer,” Drain vocalist Sam Ciaramitaro told Carlos from No Echo via email last night. “Legendary and respected label with an amazing roster and great distribution. We’ve put out a few small releases in the past and we’re ready to do the LP next, so when Rev said they didn’t want to do an EP to test the water or anything like that, we knew it was the right thing to do. Kind of like a perfect time and place type thing. – NoEcho