As with their prior duo of 7” releases, Earsplit-forged DIY label The Compound Recs released III directly in conjunction with the band.
The vinyl is pressed in a run of 500 copies on 180-gram wax in three crazy blue color variants in juxtaposition with the cover art designed by DIE CHOKING guitarist Jeffrey V Daniels -- 200 on Blues Of The Mighty Haze, 200 on Blue & Bone Splatter Milky Clear, and 100 A Side / B Side black base with 2 blue Splatter, exclusive to The Compound.
The debut LP from Philadelphia’s unchained grind trio, DIE CHOKING, III sees the band delivering seemingly implausible heaviness delivered at an absolutely unstoppable velocity, the eleven tracks on III deliver even faster BPM-rates and more complicated arrangements than the band’s prior releases, merging more elements of hardcore punk and crust with their blinding speed/grind metal. Socio-political topics as intense as the music itself permeate each blazing anthem, which continue the ongoing theme carrying through from their smoldering self-titled debut and subsequent II 7” releases, with tracks XI through XXI. The debut LP from Philly’s most unhinged act is one of the most dense, violent, high-speed releases of 2015.
With an already unfuckwithable track record built through their prior releases and their insatiable need to play their tunes at maximum speed in the live setting as often as possible, DIE CHOKING -- featuring ex and current members of Total Fucking Destruction, Cop problem, and Burden -- is about to take things to the next level with their debut full-length. All in all, III is one of the heaviest grindcore albums ever conceived. Written during the shitty Northeastern Winter months, it is an album stripped of overproduction, performed with devastating efficiency, and dripping with a foul aggression that is frequently absent in today’s extreme music landscape. III was recorded, engineered, and mixed by Will Yip (Lauryn Hill, Circa Survive, Cop Problem) at Studio 4 and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Baptists, From Ashes Rise, Nails). There are no samples, no triggers. The band simply drilled the takes until they hit it.
released October 23, 2015