“If you like bands like Clutch and Down, you’ll love the riff-heavy destruction of PILLBUSTER.”
VA Beach hard rockers PILLBUSTER will release their brand new EP, Brothel, on August 19, 2014 via Stonerkill Records. A new single, entitled ‘Hateburn’ will be released via iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and other digital outlets on July 15th, but a new music video for the track can be viewed now via YouTube here:http://youtu.be/n4OxIZdbNiw. Brothel was recorded and at Osceola Studios in Raleigh, NC by Dick Hodgin (COC, Velvet Revolver, Lynyrd Skynyrd), and was mastered by Kitchen Mastering.
Brothel track listing:
1. Prophet Kill
2. A Parting Gift
“After hearing back these songs, we really felt like they belonged in their own package,” states guitarist Joe Festa. “These songs are all tied together in a special way for us and we didn't want that relationship to get overlooked.”
Joe adds, “We recorded this EP a little different than our first record. We stayed away from too many overdubs, and digital effects. We sort of plugged in our amps, and pedal boards and played these songs just as we would if it were a live show. Dick Hodgin captured that raw sound and ran with it. He took all of our mixes and ran them through analog tape to give it more of a vintage sound. These songs were mastered using little compression, so it really sounds and feels like it has a whole lot of dynamics. We really wanted an old school sound and feel, and Dick and Kitchen Mastering did an awesome job of staying true to that.”
PILLBUSTER is currently planning an East coast tour to support Brothel. The first confirmed show will take place at The Norva in Norfolk, VA on July 18th – tickets are available now via Ticketmaster. Stay tuned for more dates coming soon.
Not wasting any time, the band is currently writing for their currently untitled second album, scheduled for release in early 2015.
PILLBUSTER released their previous full-length album via Stonerkill Records last summer. The record was also produced by Dick Hodgin, and received rave reviews. Lithium Magazine described it as having “brutal breakdowns, trippy tempo-changes and bone-crunching vocals… an impressive debut.” MusicUG.com called it “Raw, tough, and straight from the throat of modern southern metal…”, and HeadbangorGTFO.com described the record as “raunchy” and “groove oriented.”
To learn more about PILLBUSTER, visit http://www.facebook.com/pillbuster.
Vocals - Brett Lloyd
Guitars - Joe Festa
Bass - Chris Kernstock
Drums - Douglas Stanek