REZN Shares a New Single and Music Video “Collapse” – Desertfest Oslo This Weekend and Headline Tour Dates Incoming


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Chicago’s REZN – made of Rob McWilliams (vocals, guitar), Phil Cangelosi (bass), Patrick Dunn (drums), and Spencer Ouellette (synth/saxophone) – present a new single/video, “Collapse,” off of their forthcoming album, Burden, out June 14th via Sargent House. In conjunction, they announce new headlining tour dates in North America with support from experimental Americana band Mute Duo. “Chasm,” opens with smoky, Eastern guitar melodies and swirling synth ambience before a distorted wall of sound comes crashing down on the listener. The accompanying video, directed by Chris Owsiany, features the band and encapsulates the song’s mood.
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Die Choking Recording Debut Full Length Album


Joshua Cohen of Die Choking. Photo Credit: Charlie Gibb

Joshua Cohen of Die Choking. Photo Credit: Charlie Gibb

Philadelphia thrash-grindcore trio Die Choking has completed writing 13 new songs and will be entering Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA in early April to begin recording their debut full length with producer Will Yip (Lauryn Hill, Circa Survive, Blacklisted, Cop Problem). Stream the video with band drummer Joshua Cohen (also of Cop Problem) here.

Stream the music video for “Tonsil” below.

Die Choking shoved their second EP of hyperactive, earthmoving grind/thrash down the world’s collective throat, with II. Comprised of members previously/currently hailing from other acts Total Fucking Destruction, Cop Problem, Burden and more, the band follows up their self-titled debut EP with another five tracks in less than six minutes, the material swarming with even more enraged and psychotic songwriting, and more of an ominous powerviolence approach, while stepping things up in the songwriting department and delivery on all levels. II was recorded and mixed at Mark It Zero Studios with Dan O’Hare (Brutal Truth) and mastered by Brad Boatright (Tragedy, Baptists, Code Orange Kids) at Audiosiege. The 7″ is 300 copies on vibrant red vinyl, each copy joined by a document that function’s as a real, personal Living Will, in the theme of the closing track, “Tonsil.” Fans of Wormrot, Brutal Truth, Human Remains, Magrudergrind and Noisear don’t walk away without it.

The band has a string of upcoming live dates:

Mar 26: Main Manor – New Castle, DE (w/ Artificial Brain, Traitor, Wojtek, Vicious Embrace)
Mar 27: Ottobar – Baltimore, MD (w/ Artificial Brain, Mother Brain, Kreig, Occult 45) – all ages
Mar 28: The Shop – Pittsburgh, PA – all ages (w/ Artificial Brain, Dendritic Arbor, Meth Quarry)
Mar 29: The Meatlocker – Monclair, NJ – all ages (w/ Artificial Brain, Organ Dealer, Sunrot)
Apr 25: Ortleibs – Philadelphia, PA (w/ Starkweather, Darkside NYC, Edgewise, Dysphoria)
May 01: TBA – Milwaukee, WI (w/ No Brainer)
May 02: No Tomorrow Fest – Appleton, WI (w/ MDC, Hemdale, Sick/Tired, Tenement, Cloud Rat)
May 03: TBA – Chicago, IL
May 14: Lucky 13 – Brooklyn, NY (w/ Fantasy Panther, Scowl)
May 15: TBA – New England, MA
May 16: TBA – New England, MA

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