Annihilation is nigh, as the debut release from Philadelphia's hypershredder trio, DIE CHOKING, prepares to break free from the internet's restraints and into the human populous this week in a physical manifestation.
Featuring Paul J Herzog (ex-Total Fucking Destruction) on bass/vocals, Joshua T. Cohen (Cop Problem) on drums, and Jeffrey V. Daniels (Burden) on guitar, DIE CHOKING's ungodly fast, smoldering concoction of brutal punk mayhem, breakneck grindcore, and hectic raw metal has the trio quickly becoming known across the tri-state area through their recent widespread tour actions, and now beyond with their debut self-titled EP. Die Choking was recorded by Brutal Truth guitarist Dan O'Hare at his Mark It Zero Studios in New Jersey, and unloads five point-blank faceblasters in only five minutes and forty-four seconds. Following its initial digital release by the band in January, DIE CHOKING partnered with The Earsplit Compound's label subfaction, The Compound, who will now unload the self-titled EP on vinyl, in a run of 300 copies on standard black wax with a high-gloss cover. The physical product will be transported to our barracks this weekend and will be immediately available. Place orders for the 7" via Earsplit Distro HERE.
Amidst other upcoming shows, including an in-store at Siren Records on April 4th, DIE CHOKING was hand-picked by Decibel Magazine founder Albert Mudrian to supply local support for the Philadelphia stop the publication's third annual national tour now underway. Featuring Noisem, Gorguts, The Black Dahlia Murder and headliners, Carcass, the trek will invade the band's hometown on April 12th at The Trocadero Theatre. Less than two weeks after their Decibel Tour set, DIE CHOKING will hammer Western Pennsylvania 'bangers in Pittsburgh on April 24th with The Compound labelmates, Enabler. More shows are currently being planned in preparation for the band's second EP, recorded earlier this month once again with Dan O'Hare, which is coming together for release this Summer, and will continue as they begin to set up their debut LP late this year.
Currently in full-on tour hype mode, Decibel is running an exclusive interrogation with DIE CHOKING alongside a stream of the entire EP RIGHT HERE.
Also sample newly acquired visual evidence of the trio's speedy rage via Metal Injection's Pit Full Of Shit HERE.
DIE CHOKING Live Actions:
4/04/2014 Siren Records - Doylestown, PA w/ Carved Up, Bardus
4/12/2014 Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA w/ Carcass, The Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts, Noisem
4/24/2014 The Mr. Roboto Project - Pittsburgh, PA w/ Enabler, Black Mask, Meth Quarry, Rabid Pigs