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Jesus Piece signs with Southern Lord

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 8:10 AM PT


Jesus Piece
photo by Tracy Nguyen

Official press release:

Southern Lord announces the signing of Jesus Piece, confirming the release of the band's debut LP in 2018.

Jesus Piece is a Philadelphia hardcore band that simply plays what they want to hear, and they work tirelessly to play to everyone they can. Their anthems lyrically range from personal struggle and loss, to racism, police brutality, and many other social and political injustices.

Jesus Piece formed in 2015 and self-released their first demo/EP in the same year, followed by a self-released EP in the Summer of 2016. Most recently, Bridge Nine Records released a split 7" between Jesus Piece and Malice At The Palace earlier this year. The band has paved their own way into the national scene by booking multiple headlining coast-to-coast tours among many bouts of regional touring and performances at notable festivals including This Is Hardcore, Nature World Fest, Sound And Fury, FYA Fest, and others. 2018 will see the band record their debut LP for release through Southern Lord.

Issues Jesus Piece on the new signing, "Southern Lord is a label we've looked up to for releasing some of our favorite metal and hardcore records, so it's an honor to be a part of it, and we're super excited to put out our first record with them."

Southern Lord owner Greg Anderson states, "Jesus Piece evokes intense, discordant, angular aggression in the same way certain '90s bands were kicking asses with. Think Deadguy, Kiss it Goodbye, Bloodlet, Disembodied. They fuse this chaos with a brutal modern execution. Southern Lord is extremely excited to be working with Jesus Piece and can't wait to unleash their debut album upon the unsuspecting hordes."


61 comments


anonymous
130 days ago
hi. everybody I'm 12 years old and my dad say that you guys are swearing in the comments and now he wont let me read this site anymore. if you guys could stop cussing so i can come here again that would be great thanks

anonymous
130 days ago
this is my favorite christian band

anonymous
130 days ago
Terrible band

anonymous
130 days ago
My Boyz! Good looks!

anonymous
130 days ago
Dave from Jesus piece here

anonymous
130 days ago
Am I the only one who had never really heard of southern lord until nails signed?

anonymous
130 days ago
Ant has a schmeat

anonymous
130 days ago
""Am I the only one who had never really heard of southern lord until nails signed?""

Yes because most of us have not heard of Southern Lord until that time they signed Jesus Piece and shortly after the label failed and went bankrupt and so for that reason I am out.

anonymous
130 days ago
apparently the dude from southern lord has never actually heard deadguy,kiss it goodbye,bloodlet or disembodied

130 days ago
i got the jesus on the chain man that don't mean shit

anonymous
130 days ago
"angular" is that the only description anyone can come up with when referring to anything dissonant lol, jesus Christ. I remember back to the days of Botch, Dillinger and all those bands any article they were mentioned in they would be called "angular". While on this sorta rant... whats up with idiots calling the dissonant chord that every cookie cutter metalcore band throws in-between each open chug a "horror" or "panic" chord? hahahah. D-U-M-B. Sound like morons

anonymous
130 days ago
Dave updike is still in 2010 metalcore denial

anonymous
130 days ago
"apparently the dude from southern lord has never actually heard deadguy,kiss it goodbye,bloodlet or disembodied"

^ LOL. Pretty accurate. But you are aware that's Greg from Brotherhood and Sunn-O (seattle). Southern lord has some solid bands, love me some Goatsnake, Sleep and Earth... kinda weird they are dipping into sh*tty death core like this band

anonymous
130 days ago
Always thought they sounded like HER DEMISE MY RISE lol

anonymous
130 days ago
code orange lite

anonymous
130 days ago
Dave from Jesus Piece here I'm literally a pssy ass gay

anonymous
130 days ago
Hare Krishna Deathcore...

anonymous
130 days ago
Dave Updike is a good dude.

anonymous
130 days ago
3-4 years then they can go back to changing my strings at guitar center

anonymous
130 days ago
Dave Updude is a good dike

anonymous
130 days ago
black lives matter guyz

anonymous
130 days ago
Victory was trying pretty hard to sign these guys, didn't work out lol

anonymous
130 days ago
fat pig-nosed neck beards from filthy philly and dirty jersey are stoked.

anonymous
130 days ago
^^^^

xTURDiquetx

lolz

anonymous
130 days ago
I'm calling it now, in a year Jeezis Peace will be a SKRAMZ band

anonymous
130 days ago
Hey guys Dom Pabon here. Do you guys have an integrity shirt I can have I'm a bitch

anonymous
130 days ago
Dave Updike aka Captain Friendzone here, just stopping by to ask all of the ladies where's my hug at?

anonymous
130 days ago
band plays no more than 3 notes in their whole career fcking pathetic lmao

anonymous
130 days ago
Chaka Malik here. JP is Burn lite. I'm the OG black front man. My new record will destroy this.

anonymous
130 days ago
People talking shit about one of the realest bands going

anonymous
130 days ago
Hey guys David Updinkle here. Real happy we signed to Southern lord but how does this help get a girlfriend?

anonymous
130 days ago
homey far right lookin like every try-hard kid at TIH. Big homey in middle straight up lookin' like every hardcore kid who also loves wrestling

anonymous
130 days ago
will Southern Lord print "Jesus Piece Team" jerseys for them and their corny crew to wear to the coolest fests this year? *wears jersey for instagram group pic, tosses it up on ebay the next day*

anonymous
130 days ago
homey far right lookin like every try-hard kid at TIH. Big homey in middle straight up lookin' like every hardcore kid who also loves wrestling

^^^^^^^^^^^^

This whole band is a bunch of try hards

anonymous
130 days ago
newsflash: namedropping actual good bands from the late 90's/early 00's doesn't redeem awful shitty beatdown bands, it just makes you look like the rest of the retards who actually think this band has anything going for them. total garbage.

anonymous
130 days ago
Just listened to this they sound nothing like deadguy?

anonymous
130 days ago
Does southern lords pr person even listen to the bands they claim Jesus piece sounds like? How does one confuse a watered down deathcore band like these turds with deadguy and bloodlet? The closest similarity they have to any of them is the shitty numetal tuning that disembodied used. This band and the dorks that make up their crew are a complete joke

anonymous
129 days ago
people (more so these retarded kids) just lump the 90s together as all ONE thing.
FFO: deadguy, oasis, silverchair, strife, garth brooks, earth crisis, sleep, backstreet boys, brutal truth, and the cranberries

anonymous
129 days ago
Sure was cool when Southern Lord was just putting out Khanate and Burning Witch records. Last cool band they signed was the Secret and that was ages ago.

anonymous
129 days ago
aaron is the homey.
rest of these clown look like they got identity crisis's.
*to krishna or not to krishna/ to youth crew or not to youth crew/ to metalcore or not to metalcore/ to deathcore or not to deathcore / to grunge or not to grunge / to street thug or not to street thug

anonymous
129 days ago
"metalcore princesses" are stoked.

.....dumb

anonymous
129 days ago
Dave "grizzly dave" Upderp here. Just wanted to let you guys know I finally put all of those sweeet frontlines/2006 black windbreaker riffs to good use since Sylar didn't want me in that band.

anonymous
129 days ago
the only reason why this band is anywhere is because dave gets all his holes resized by everyone in the scene

anonymous
129 days ago
Am I the only one who had never really heard of southern lord until nails signed?

I mean, if you only listen to shitty hardcore, I can see that, but if you were into underground metal for the past 15 years you'd probably have heard of them.

anonymous
129 days ago
apparently the dude from southern lord has never actually heard deadguy,kiss it goodbye,bloodlet or disembodied"

He's a total fcking poser. Has no idea what he's talking about, ever.

anonymous
129 days ago
will Southern Lord print "Jesus Piece Team" jerseys for them and their corny crew to wear to the coolest fests this year? *wears jersey for instagram group pic, tosses it up on ebay the next day*

^^^^
L O fcking L

anonymous
129 days ago
Ugly people are stoked.

anonymous
128 days ago
singer worked for cold cuts merch that's part of how they got to where they are..... connections guys, connections

anonymous
128 days ago
What connections do you get working for some fat turds printing shitty T shirts in PA?

anonymous
128 days ago
Post Malone is stoked

anonymous
127 days ago
black lives matter core

anonymous
127 days ago
Band gets signed..
Basement dwellers post about it..
The end.

anonymous
126 days ago
Damn whats up with Southern Lord putting out shit as of recent?

anonymous
126 days ago
Yawn -_-

anonymous
123 days ago
I heard the singer of jesus piece beat up guitarist of lifeless

anonymous
122 days ago
^
maybe.........

anonymous
122 days ago
big boy in the middle with the hat look inbred AF

anonymous
122 days ago
luis the poser krishna got jon carlos up his a** asking how he can also be the poserist of the posery krishnas.
jon will eventually go full circle and be back to paying 80$ for free spirit and freedom shirts in 6 months somehow, after he is done painting his fingernails

anonymous
122 days ago
Hey guys Aaron here sup sagea

anonymous
122 days ago
Hey guys Aaron here I mean n1gga

anonymous
110 days ago
When you finally worked your way up to the top of the gooddudebackedhard food chain.