(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)
Philadelphia’s brutal band of decimating sonic savagery, JESUS PIECE, are taking their traveling road show of PAHC to the land of the rising sun.
December will see JESUS PIECE storm Japan for a string of live dates supporting their recent début album for Southern Lord Records, ‘Only Self‘ (streaming below). Dubbed the “Only Self – Live In Japan” trek, the band will be playing across the chain of islands from December 15th through 19th. Watch for new stateside tour dates to be announced in the weeks ahead, as well.
‘Only Self” was recorded at Bricktop Recording Studio in Chicago with Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos, Like Rats, Dead In The Dirt), after which the album was mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Integrity, Nails, Xibalba) and completed with artwork by Dom Pabon.
It is a massively destructive recording that melds post-hardcore, death metal, sludge and metalcore elements into a single lethal album offering. ‘Only Self‘ is out now on CD, LP, and digital formats through Southern Lord.
JESUS PIECE Only Self – Live In Japan:
Dec. 19 @ Antiknock – Tokyo Shinjuku