NewsNovember 16, 2022 11:56 AM ET1,826 views

Colonial Wound announce debut full-length, release first single

Featuring members from Yashira and Kylsea

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Rebecca Olson

Official press release:

Colonial Wound began in 2018 by bassist/vocalist Dylan Mikos (also of Good Fight Music heavy-hitters Yashira), drummer John Edwards (touring drummer for Kylesa), and guitarist Ben Clifton. While they had a healthy scene of heavy music in and around their home of Jacksonville, FL to inspire and provide camaraderie Colonial Wound was aiming to do something noisier, uglier, and more disturbing.

The initial result was an EP that was self-released digitally before Detroit-area label Dropping Bombs pressed it onto 12" introducing a sound that had as much to do with crushing grooves a la Coalesce as it did the off-kilter guitar antics and wall-of-noise heaviness of groups like Engineer and Botch, combining lumbering hardcore and noise rock into a singular sludgy entity.


Not too long after the band added vocalist Jeremy Atkins to the lineup, making the group a 4-piece and they released another EP, Degradation on the New Morality label showing off their revised lineup. The music remained just as heavy and punishing while further showing off the band's creative side with a photo zine accompanying the record (the first 12" featured a silkscreened B-side).

And now comes their debut full-length Easy Laugh, coming this winter on Hex Records. They lay down 9 tracks of immediate, crushing heaviness, full of the sludgy metallic noise rock that turned heads on their two EPs and now forged to perfection here. In less than a half-hour they deliver the goods with one relentless hammering after another.


Easy Laugh tracklist:
1. Halogen Green
2. Handcuff Trick
3. Cyanotype
4. YSL
5. Covering Ground
6. Altar Of Youth
7. On Nationalism
8. Lavish
9. Yurchenko

You can pre-order the album here.

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