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Year Of The Knife sign with Pure Noise, debut new song

Friday, February 08, 2019 9:05 AM PT


Official press release:

Pasadena based record label Pure Noise Records has announced it's inked a deal with Delaware bred metallic hardcore band Year of the Knife. The quintet joins a roster that includes other notable acts like Knocked Loose, Seeyouspacecowboy, Counterparts and Terror among others.

Year Of The Knife: "Pure Noise consistently supports and releases some of the most innovative bands in the scene today, and we could not be more excited to join that family and start the next chapter for Year of the Knife."

In conjunction with the signing announcement, Year of the Knife has released a new record today titled Ultimate Aggression. The album is a compilation of the band's 2017 EP, Ultimate Disease, and 2018 EP, First State Aggression, and also includes a brand-new song called "Fatal," which has premiered today via a music video. Ultimate Aggression is available now digitally and can be pre-ordered on CD/vinyl today.

Watch the video for "Fatal":


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"We shot the music video for 'Fatal' with Dan Centrone at an abandoned barn in Delaware, and it was such a blast," says the band. "Dan really nailed the energy and chaos of the song, and we can't wait for everyone to see what we have planned for the future."

Formed in 2015, Year of the Knife is taking the hardcore scene by storm with their merciless, face melting riffs and neck snapping rhythm on record and especially on stage. Consisting of Tyler Mullen (vocals), Brandon Watkins (guitar), Madi Watkins (bass), Andrew Kisielewski (drums) and Aaron Kisielewski (guitar), the straightedge five-piece is completely unfiltered, blasting on everything from police brutality to addiction with honest fury. The band has kept busy on the road the last few years, touring with the likes of fellow labelmates Knocked Loose and Terror among others. Year of the Knife is ready to rip the pit once again in 2019 and will be headed to Europe for a tour in May/June on the back of the upcoming record Ultimate Aggression.


72 comments


anonymous
8 days ago
Year of the Queef.

anonymous
8 days ago
Their female bassist is an insufferable ass. She once tweeted that people who aren't straightedge can't talk shit on straightedge.

First off, I am all for someone not drinking, smoking, or doing drugs - I do none of that myself. However, I am not for elitist, holier than thou, cliquish, dogmatic, exclusionary, conformist talk or behavior. Straightedge bands and people overwhelmingly partake in both and they should be called out for it. Madi doesn't like that.

anonymous
8 days ago
You are not better than someone else for being straightedge. You can't deal with that, too bad, Madi. Sounds to me like you don't like people challenging the approach.

No one is talking shit on straightedge, they're saying they don't like it when straightedge people who (try to) shove their lifestyle and views down other's throats like you and/or others do. It's turned off alot of people and that sucks.

anonymous
8 days ago
agitator was better.

anonymous
8 days ago
Ultimate Regression. Garrett was better

anonymous
8 days ago
Ultimate Regression. Garrett was better

anonymous
8 days ago
WHO? lol

anonymous
8 days ago
YEah I'm gonna listen to songs about police brutality from a singer who lives in a giant house in a rich neighborhood and has never had a real job and four dorks from the beach towns of delaware

anonymous
8 days ago
^ Tell us more :)

So you saying he's like Papa Doc from 8 Mile i.e. a halfway crook?

anonymous
8 days ago
This is a good song.

anonymous
8 days ago
female, straightedge, and lets face it probably a vegan and feminist.....she's gotta be a ton of fun at parties.

anonymous
8 days ago
ironic how people in this comment thread are BIG mad but have SMALL dicks

anonymous
8 days ago
Female - Check! I love women :)
Straightedge - Check! I love women who are sober and live a healthy lifestyle.
Vegan - Check! As long as she doesn't look down on those who aren't but rather offers people information on veganism.
Feminist - Check! As long as she doesn't preassume I'm a monster cuz I'm a man like some feminists do (and some do.)

anonymous
8 days ago
ironic how people in this comment thread are BIG mad but have SMALL dicks >>

Ironic in what way?

anonymous
8 days ago
They're all rich

anonymous
8 days ago
Female - Check! I love women :)
Straightedge - Check! I love women who are sober and live a healthy lifestyle.
Vegan - Check! As long as she doesn't look down on those who aren't but rather offers people information on veganism.
Feminist - Check! As long as she doesn't preassume I'm a monster cuz I'm a man like some feminists do (and some do.)

...Yea but do you like the band?.

anonymous
8 days ago
Yeah let's take a moment to reflect at how hard this band has worked to get to where they are now .. HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH AHAHAHA

anonymous
8 days ago
Being vegan and straight edge makes you better than other people and fck you if you disagree

anonymous
8 days ago
What happened to hardcore bands being scummy low lifes. Its all preppy kids and emo shit now. A good signing to an otherwise boring roster

anonymous
8 days ago
"...Yea but do you like the band?."

Does anyone?

anonymous
8 days ago
Hey Richie from No Option here. The year is 2019 do I like guys or girls? Also ps frank rocks Jesus

anonymous
8 days ago
Tbh these dudes are rich white kids but to be fair who isn't in hardcore... or grind these days

8 days ago
metal by numbers. god this shit is boring.

anonymous
8 days ago
ironic how people in this comment thread are BIG mad but have SMALL dicks >>

Ironic in what way? ——

I'm guessing you don't know what ironic means.

anonymous
8 days ago
Friendly reminder that revenge season is trash and nobody needs their music

anonymous
8 days ago
When is someone in this band gonna say the n word?

8 days ago
Pretty damn boring.

anonymous
8 days ago
Girl from the band made a blog about how you should never call female fronted hardcore female fronted hardcore then she made a list about bands you should check out that are female fronted hardcore. Revenge Season was on there. The female fronted hardcore band that said sages.

anonymous
8 days ago
Everyone in this band are hypocrites. A bunch of white rich kids complaining about the cops. Also Madi is so fake. Two years ago she was wearing Aeropostale and didn't know shit about hardcore. What a joke of a band. They've never worked hard for anything. How many more members can they kick out for having depression?

anonymous
8 days ago
Also why doesn't Madi have any girl friends from Delaware or Philly? So weird not having any close friends in your own state.

anonymous
8 days ago
Years of having their heads up joe hardcore's ass have finally paid off

anonymous
8 days ago
No one is vegan in this band. The only issue is that the twins cuck each other

anonymous
8 days ago
Whoever redid the mixing on the tracks ducked it up and sucked all of the edge out of them. I know they are a hype band but they are pretty fun live and they turn their asses off so good for them on getting signed. fck off with the sjw newspeak bullshit about female fronted though.

anonymous
8 days ago
Zach Dear is so PISSED

anonymous
8 days ago
I'm guessing you don't know what ironic means.>>

Oh I know what ironic means, you don't.

Answer my question: Ironic in what way? Since you know what irony is.

anonymous
8 days ago
year of the hype , will never understand how people jock shit bands like this

anonymous
8 days ago
55 minutes ago
I'm guessing you don't know what ironic means.>>

Oh I know what ironic means, you don't.

Answer my question: Ironic in what way? Since you know what irony is. —

Ironic in the way I described. BIG mad but SMALL dicks. It's that simple, you onion.

anonymous
8 days ago
Seeing the misogynistic comments against Madi are insanely unsettling. A woman already has to deal with biased mistreatment in hardcore let alone in life. I can say most of you haven't spoken a word to her or know enough information about her to speak on her character. She has successfully branded her own business that is extremely successful. To discredit the hard work that is clearly there and to bash some purely on the basis of an Anonymous platform says a lot.
Great record. Great people.

anonymous
7 days ago
madi is a good person BUT it was so fckin cringe seeing people get behind her for selling other peoples art. taking someone elses photo and throwing text over top in photoshop ISNT ART its fcking stealing and backing up someone who is profiteering off of it because theyre a decent looking female is INSANeEeeeeEe

anonymous
7 days ago
Didn't Madi just learn bass for this YOTK shit? She sucks.

anonymous
7 days ago
Attention. Girls don't have it tough in hardcore. There are plenty of outlets and opportunities for your participation. Nobody can help that most of you just come to the shows for cred, would rather get 100 Instagram likes for your makeup, sit on your phones the whole time, and stand behind the bands playing... y'all cream over some white dudes from suburbia who act hood. Y'all hijack other cultures and say it's your own fashion. fck off.

anonymous
7 days ago
Madi is PISSED on twitter! UH OH!
Lambgoat is about to be "cancelled"
Thank you, Next!

anonymous
7 days ago
Ironic in the way I described. BIG mad but SMALL dicks. It's that simple, you onion.>>

First off learn English. It's big ANGRY, potatohead.

Second off there is no irony whatsoever. You are incorrectly using the word "ironic." It would be ironic if someone was angry at YOTF, thought they were this or that, but still listened to their music.

anonymous
7 days ago
*angry at YOTK

anonymous
7 days ago
I wonder if they all live by the screen door factory

anonymous
7 days ago
Madi doesn't have girl friends in Delaware because her boyfriend and her lived with his parents and mooched off of everyone they knew and quit their actual jobs paying benefits to live off of being fake as fck. Phony human.

anonymous
7 days ago
Year of the mooch

anonymous
7 days ago
Year of the rich kids

anonymous
7 days ago
Year of the trust fund

anonymous
7 days ago
Year of the Weaboo

anonymous
7 days ago
congratulations, years of stealing anime and manga off of google images and repurposing them for hardcore flyers finally paid off.

anonymous
7 days ago
Every madi hater in these comments is some Philly smol bean coffee barista bitch that is mad she can't get her 2 Piece diet cig ripoff band off the ground.

anonymous
7 days ago
Damn his isn't good just cookie cutter shit. Sad

anonymous
7 days ago
It's interesting to see a woman write an article about women vocals when she doesn't have any girl friends. What a stuck up bitch and the least deserving person to be interviewed.

anonymous
7 days ago
TODDLERCORE / REVILED FORUMS

anonymous
6 days ago
Every Madi hater knows who Maddie actually is. Fake, ladder climbing, untalented, mooch bitch. She cool guys you unelsss you're in a band she think can get her somewhere. She'll be massaging your boyfriends shoulders and sitting on their laps in no time. Good luck. Men are so easily fooled by the fake-ness. Real recognizes real.

anonymous
6 days ago
Mike X here! Whats up YOTK, mind if I invite myself on to your next tour? I would ask Vein but I'm still pretty bummed I haven't gotten a windbreaker yet. Anyways, I'll bring my skateboard and you guys can watch me fall and break my glasses in person! Or my band can join on the tour and I'll punish everyone with a Ted Talk everynight. Haha, I mosh to my band because who else is going to? Anyways, got to drive across the US for a show 20 hours away

anonymous
6 days ago
Frankie from Emmure here... I'm shocked at this turn of events!

anonymous
6 days ago
Madison thinks she's gonna shut down lambgoat

anonymous
5 days ago
Why are girls in hardcore? Oh right. Regardless of the drivel on the music or value of the scene that they like to pretend they believe in, at the end of the day, they're just in it for the attention and dicks because theyre attracted to the alpha protégé men. Makes it all better if you know how to hold the mic and say the n***gger, plagiarize a paragraph from an oppression article in sociology class, or get some followers on IG cuz your makeup looks swag. Admit it's the dicks you're after. Pce.

anonymous
5 days ago
Year of overrated gimmicky sXe band with a talentless female bitch who gets away with playing the easiest four string "instrument" and probably still went to Warped Tour till 2016

anonymous
5 days ago
Hey Frank from No option here. Jesus gave me the power to lose and gain weight. Can't wait until this vegan shit is over so I can do the truffle shuffle again. XXX

anonymous
5 days ago
I would sacrifice everyone in this band to just hear that first American Me record front to back, because every "original" riff and beat is from that record. How about you think before putting yourself out there with your weak tunes and weaker fans. Hope you van flip on the way to MID WEST SNOOZE FEST 7 and call your moms insurance company.
#dontsayhardcoreunlessitri ffs

anonymous
5 days ago
Why'd webby delete comments when knowing the wild comments are the only reason why anyone cares to come to his site. See how hard he's sacking Madi YOTK's dick on twitter when the femmetwat decided to be offended by all the comments? He apologizes and promises full deletion of every comment. If you wanna run a site, grow a pair. If not then shut it down. Only thing that'd cancel LG is if he continues to practice Internet censorship. Not appeasing talentless broad whose talent is only her mouth.

anonymous
5 days ago
*sacking her dick

anonymous
5 days ago
*s--king her dick

What the living fck, s u c k is censored

anonymous
5 days ago
All this talk is really making me want some Scooby Snacks.

anonymous
4 days ago
someone tell these YOTK dorks that straight edge isn't a gang. Also Alex from Vamachorro is a trust fund baby

anonymous
3 days ago
Madi mad because Halli Bertino makes better this is hardcore posters

anonymous
3 days ago
tony was in dissent here, switching from my fat vegan diet to pure 100% joe hardcore spunk. my gf has nudes online and i wish i was kylelifeless. straight edge is a gang.

anonymous
2 days ago
Another hype band in the scene that will dick ride knocked loose and jesus piece all the way to the very last drop. Lame ass posers. The "hardcore scene" is the clique of parasites feeding off clout, immaturity, & high school drama. Bunch of confused kids wearing nu metal shirts. These are the same fools preaching about feminism online but were the same dumbasses punching girls in the pit 2 weeks ago some hardcore band who can't figure out if they're slam beat down or metalcore

anonymous
2 days ago
Really looking forward to YOTK playing every fest in 2019.