Following two EPs, Swiss metallic hardcore five-piece SXOKONDO have just launched a lyric video for a brand new song titled “Old Gods New Gods”, which is off the band’s forthcoming debut full-length “Altered Ego”, due out on October 28th via Division Records.
“Altered Ego” marks a new beginning for Sxokondo (pronounced shock-hondo, from the esperanto word for Shockwave), not only this is their first album, but they’ve also decided for a DIY approach and recruited local technicians to help them with the recordings, namely Kevin Galland from Studio Mécanique for the recording and mixing, and then Christoph Noth for the mastering, both being established in La Chaux-de-Fonds. Pre-orders are now available here.
Inspired by the global pandemic and the deep social disruption it caused, this album sees Sxokondo churning out a brash, noisy, and intense metallic hardcore in the vein of Botch, Converge and Breach.
With a decade of existence and featuring members from various Swiss projects like Elenkhos, Mass Control, Churchill, Bunkr, The Stand or Desert Hobo, Sxokondo are not exactly newcomers so expect nothing less than a loud, frantic, violent, and explosive sound, especially if you ever get the opportunity to catch them live.
If you missed it, a music video for the title track “Altered Ego” is still playing at this location.