Hardcore Band Borstal, ft. Nick Barker, Releases a Video – “Vicious Circles” 


Borstal, a new UK based hardcore band featuring  Nick Barker (Brujeria, ex-Cradle Of Filth, Dimmu Borgir, Testament),  Pierre Mendivil (Knuckledust), and members of Dripback and King Of Pigs, has dropped a new music video for its debut single “Vicious Circles”. Their debut EP, At Her Majesty’s Pleasure, on April 1 via 4Family Records. The EP was recorded, mixed, and mastered at Monolith Studios by Charlie “Squid Commander” Wilson in Tottenham (September 2020). The EP also features a cover version of The Last Resort’s “King Of The Jungle”, featuring a guest appearance by British oi legend Arthur Kitchener, father of Lee Kitchener (Borstal guitarist). Along with the release of “Vicious Circles”, BORSTAL has also revealed the cover artwork for “At Her Majesty’s Pleasure” created by Gary Ronaldson from Bite Radius Designs. Watch the video for “Vicious Circles”  now!

  1. Refuse To Lose
  2. Karma
  3. We Stand As One
  4. Vicious Circles
  5. Worm Food
  6. King Of The Jungle


Borstal is:

Pierre Mendivil – Vocals

Lee Kitchener – Guitars

Jamie Hunter – Guitars

Wez4 – Bass

Nick Barker – Drums


Here is the cover for our debut EP “At Her Majesty’s Pleasure”, available to pre-order vinyl & merch bundles via https://www.4familyrecords.com


Releases: 1st April 2021

Produced by Charlie Wilson at Monolith Studios London

Artwork by: Gary Ronaldson at Bite Radius Designs


Employed To Serve – The Warmth Of A Dying Sun

Following a few excessively raw and highly abrasive EPs, the UK’s Employed To Serve turned a few heads in 2015 with the release of their hungry—nay, starving and salivating—debut full-length Greyer Than You Remember. Now, with The Warmth Of A Dying Sun (both Holy Roar), they are poised to turn quite a few more.Continue reading