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Road to BBB European Takeover 2023 // Pain Of Truth share lead single ‘Actin’ Up’ feat. Steve Buhl of 200 Stab Wounds

Road to BBB European Takeover 2023 // Pain Of Truth share lead single ‘Actin’ Up’ feat. Steve Buhl of 200 Stab Wounds
Salad Days

Announce guest heavy new album ‘Not Through Blood’ out September 8th on DAZE.

Long Island, NY hardcore band Pain Of Truth have quickly become one of the most exciting true hardcore bands to emerge in the twenty-twenties, known for their intense live shows and hard-hitting lyrics. The band announces their debut full-length album, ‘Not Through Blood’, set for release September 8th on DAZE. Following the 2020 EP, ‘No Blame… Just Facts’, and a 2021 split with Age Of Apocalypse, Not Through Blood finds the band sounding sharper and meaner than ever. Always making things a community affair, POT’s the previous ep included six guest vocal contributions and ‘Not Through Blood’ adds up to a whopping thirteen guest features. Freddy Cricien of Madball, Scott Vogel of Terror, Justice Tripp of Trapped Under Ice, Vinnie Caruana of The Movielife, Jay Peta of Mindforce, and Brendan Garrone of Incendiary are just the tip of the iceberg to who listeners will find lending their voice to the album. First single comes in ‘Actin’ Up’ a callout to passer-bys who create a fake persona in a scene they aren’t truly a part of. Some serious guitar riffs lead way to Michael Smith’s ruthlessly direct vocals before being joined by the heavy growls of 200 Stab Wounds Steve Buhl. LP was recorded and mixed Andy Nelson at Bricktop Studio in Chicago, IL and mastered by Bill Henderson at Azimuth Recordings. It is available for vinyl preorder now through DAZE and digital on Bandcamp.

Pain Of Truth start a European tour on June 22nd alongside No Pressure, Sunami, Restraining Order and C4 including appearances at Outbreak Fest, Jera On Air, and Ieper Fest. The band will perform at Los Angeles’ Sound and Fury Festival in July and Philly’s This Is Hardcore in August. With more show dates on the way there will be ample chances to catch the band’s vigorous live set and experience the full inclination of ‘Not Through Blood’.

Tour Dates:

w/ No Pressure, Sunami, Restraining Order, C4

6/22 – London UK @ Oslo

6/23 – Manchester UK @ Outbreak Fest

6/24 – Ysselstein NL @ Jera On Air

6/25 – Hamburg DE @ Booze Cruise

6/26 – Karlsruhe DE @ Stadtmitte

6/27 – Zurich CH @ Dynamo

6/28 – Padova IT @ Sherwood Festival

6/29 – Milan IT @ Legend Club

6/30 – Munchen DE @ Desi

7/1 – Germany @ TBA

7/2 – Vienna AT @ Arena

7/3 – Budapest HU @ Durer Kert

7/4 – Warsaw PL @ Hydrozagadka

7/5 – Berlin DE @ Cassiopeia

7/6 – Erfurt DE @ Veb Kultur

7/7 – Dresden DE @ Chemiefabrik

7/8 – Mönchengladbach DE @ Projekt 42

7/9 – Ypres BE @ Ieper Fest

7/29 – 7/30 – Los Angeles CA @ Sound and Fury Fest

8/6 – Philadelphia PA @ This Is Hardcore Fest

Pain Of Truth is Michael Smith (vocals), Nik Hansen (guitar), Ridge Rhine (guitar), Zach Stache (bass) and Nick Barker (drums).

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