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Southern Lord signs High Command

Thursday, June 14, 2018 4:51 PM PT
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Official press release:

Worcester, Massachusetts-based crossover henchmen High Command have signed to Southern Lord and are currently plotting their debut full-length release for the label.

Surging with the strength of the early U.S. thrash and crossover scene, High Command projects a scathing display of scorched earth vocals and spiraling divebomb riffs, soaked in napalm leads, and percussive devastation. With competitive and fantasy-inspired lyrical scourge, the band drives their message forth with might and conviction.

The raw barbarity of High Command's crushing early recordings caught the ear of Southern Lord who hunted the band down and now has them locked and loaded for the release of their debut LP. Writing for the new record commenced in the autumn of 2017, and the album will be completed in the coming months and released by early 2019.

The brainchild of guitarist Ryan McArdle and vocalist Kevin Fitzgerald, High Command began in rebellion to the brutal winter months, yet quickly spiraled into a full-bore killing machine, initiating the recruitment of like-minded area friends, the lineup fleshed-out by guitarist Mike Bonetti, bassist Chris Berg, and drummer Ryan Pitz.

Additional info on High Command will be issued shortly, including tour dates, updates on their debut album, and more.


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