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Rotting Out announce ‘Ronin’ out April 10th; new single ‘Unforgiven’ out now

Rotting Out announce ‘Ronin’ out April 10th; new single ‘Unforgiven’ out now
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American hardcore punk band, Rotting Out, have announced the release of their third full-length album, ‘Ronin’, which will be released on April 10th via Pure Noise Records.

The band has released a new single off of the forthcoming album, ‘Unforgiven’, which follows the release of their single, ‘Reaper’ which was released last year, both of which will be featured on the album.

On the forthcoming album, lead vocalist Walter Delgado shares: “It’s been 7 years since our last LP. A lot has happened since: hard lessons, periods of isolation, weight of guilt, diagnosis, crippling realization, absolute hopelessness and also absolute peace and calmness. The purpose for the image of the record is that there was a lot that was left unspoken and I danced around the darker moments and some were just buried completely. I decided to reopen things that haven’t been open in almost 25 years and look it straight in the face. That old dusty mirror that shows me more than I’d like to see or remember. I’ve never been more proud of writing this record and nothing was left behind on my end. Some of these took more out of me than I’d like to admit. Nonetheless, I knew it was time to put it all out there”.

He continues about the single: “’Unforgiven’ was everything imprinted on me as a child from abusive parent. Made to believe every bad experience was my own fault and unable to forgive myself for situations that were not only not my fault but far beyond my control. Now as an adult I try undo and forgive myself for things I never even did, apologizing for the actions of ghosts, feeling stuck like there’s no way out completely exhausted by guilt that doesn’t belong to me”.

Raised on the sounds of local LA heroes Suicidal Tendencies and Pennywise, yet fully indebted to the thriving Southern California hardcore scene, Rotting Out have continually created some of the most energetic and captivating punk/hardcore being played today. Their music expresses a certain LA grit that is so rarely captured by many hardcore bands.

After disbanding from their original band, Dogpile, the band formed in 2007. Since then, they have released two full-length records and two EPs. With vocalist Walter Delgado’s arrest in Ohio and 18-month sentence for transporting an estimated 700 pounds of marijuana, the band was forced to take a break. After a three-year hiatus, the band reemerged into the scene at the iconic Sound and Fury Festival and This is Hardcore Fest in 2018. Now, in 2020, the band is back and ready to reclaim their place in the industry. Rotting Out will be in Europe this summer! Check the dates below:

Rotting Out – Europe 2020
June 11th @ Alter Stattbahnhof with Bury Tomorrow (Schweinfurt, DE)
June 13th @ Return To Strenght Festival (Querfurt, DE)
June 21st @ Hellfest (Clisson, FR)
June 22nd @ Mergener Hof with Bury Tomorrow (Trier, DE)
June 26th @ Jera On Air (Ysselsteyn, NL)
June 27th @ Abyss Festival (Hauteville, CH)
June 28th @ Reality Bites Festival (Saarbrucken, DE)
July 1st @ Summerbowl of Hardcore (Rennes, FR)
July 2nd @ Gibus with Madball (Paris, FR)
July 10th @ Mighty Sounds Festival (Tabor, CZ)
July 11th @ HHF Summer Fest with Bird In Row (Halver, DE)


‘Ronin’ Tracklisting:

01. Vessel
02. Last Man Standing
03. Stones
04. Reaper
05. Prisoner
06. Unforgiven
08. Still Her
08. Thief
09. Visceral
10. Boy

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