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Baptists finish recording new album

Sunday, June 1, 2014 8:22 AM PT / 1,154 views
Official press release: Vancouver's Baptists recently completed work on their second full-length album, the follow-up to their 2013 debut Bushcraft. Entitled Bloodmines, the new album was recorded at Godcity Studios in Salem, Massachusetts with Kurt Ballou and will be released via Southern Lord worldwide in September. Like its predecessor, Bloodmines is a fast, exhilarating album of rage, oozing with genuine raw emotion and punk rock fury. Shards of feedback make way for fast powerful riffs and savage vocals, whilst explosive drumming pumps blood around the band's beating heart. On album tracks like "Vistas", "Calling" and the title track, "Bloodmines", the pace changes, revealing powerful, almost anthemic, jagged noise rock akin to influential San Diego post-hardcore band Drive Like Jehu and similar acts which go beyond the two minute mark. Discordant guitar melodies and abrasive vocal passages are elongated, still volatile but perhaps allowing for further contemplation of the band's underlying message. Baptists continually find new ways to express their rage and with Bloodmines they have created a memorable and commanding album. Official release dates and previews of the album will be released throughout the Summer months.



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