Magic Bullet Records will release the new Heavy Metal Suicide split 7” between nihilistic West Coast hardcore faction,THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA, and cross-country-based horror hardcore/punks, BLEACH EVERYTHING, pairing two intensely physical bands comprised completely of dyed-in-the-wool DIY punk lifers.
With the EP about to make its parole into society, No Clean Singing is now streaming Heavy Metal Suicide, issuing in part of BLEACH EVERYTHING’s side, “their three tracks adhere to the philosophy that less is more — these are short, explosive flurries of bare-knuckled battering,” and offering that THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA’s tracks, “manifest different sides of this band’s violent, hate-filled blend of metal and hardcore,” and, “will indeed fuck you up.”
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For maximum impact across the audio-visual spectrum, Heavy Metal Suicide was mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound, and is packaged within the bleak and non-subtle artwork of Chris Norris (aka Steak Mtn), with two cover color variations pressed: white/black/red and blue/black/red. Three vinyl colors (red, blue, white) round out the first pressing of this violent pairing. The split sees release this Friday, August 5th through Magic Bullet Records; preorders for the blue cover 7” are available HERE, the white cover 7” HERE, and digital preorders can be placed HERE.
THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA notes of their diseased portion of the split, “Rebellion. Pain. Noise. War. Famine. Addiction. Disease. Death. Negative Hardcore. This is what makes THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA and what THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA makes.”
BLEACH EVERYTHING offers on their behalf, “We’re grateful to have had the opportunity to pair up with a band as pure, real, and as uncompromising as THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA on Heavy Metal Suicide. It’s hard to do much of anything for two decades, let alone keep together a band that demands and endangers so much of its membership every time out. They are the beating heart for a style of punk that very few can pull off in modern times, so it’s an honor to be the designated driver/lookout on another one of their relentless sonic benders.”
With its members hailing from Reno, Nevada and San Francisco, California, THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA has been nihilistically terrifying audiences for the greater part of two decades. Their contributions to Heavy Metal Suicide continue to thematically blur the lines between DIY and DUI with song titles on brand new scorchers “Looking To Score” and “Get Fucked Up!” Both tracks capture a point in the band’s ongoing lyrical narrative of life and death where there is hardly any separation between the two and both are acceptable (so long as there is an escape therein). Recorded by formerIntegrity member Rob Orr, this documentation captures THE INFAMOUS GEHENNA right where you want them: needing to up the dosage from last time in order to get your fix.
Now scattered between Virginia and California, BLEACH EVERYTHING turns in their third release (and second split) to date, this one fully embracing the tried and true philosophy of “short, fast, and loud,” with each song hovering around the minute flat mark. Thematically, the band tackles topics like inauthenticity (“Witch, Please”), the environmental militancy of particular Godzilla rivals (“Silk And Scales”), and the strange phenomenon of many American adults attempting to address their inner voids with incessant breeding (“Human Mulligan”).