International Blackened Hardcore group SPILL YOUR GUTS will release sophomore full-length album The Wrath It Takes on March 25. The album will be released on vinyl format in five different color versions through PermCityPunk Records (Russia), Trepanation Recordings (UK) and Graboid Of The Ground Records (China).
The single is also streaming on Bandcamp and other major digital platforms.
SPILL YOUR GUTS (SYG) bring a raw, D.I.Y. hardcore spirit to a movement as transient as it is dangerous. Comprising a quartet of expatriate members — vocalist Dima (Russia), drummer Tyler (Canada), guitarist Larry (Scotland) and bassist Ian (Canada) — SYG were formed in 2012.
SYG teamed up with Scott Middleton from Cancer Bats, who not only produced, recorded and mastered the record, but helped the band define their own musical sound, as well as crafting their somewhat complicated story. SYG recorded at Schoolhouse Studios in Hamilton, Canada with the help of recording and mixing engineer Nick Ginn, and engineering assistant Andy Dmytryshyn.
In the band’s own words:
“The Wrath It Takes is the record we’ve always dreamed of making; the record that will destroy venues while handing out high fives; the record that took us several years of hardship to write, produce and record. This record, more than anything we’ve ever released or written, sonically displays the emotional grit and turmoil that we endured to get to this point in our career as a band.
Each song on this record exhibits its own nuanced, balanced characteristics of melody and aggression fused with rasping vocals and ferocious percussion. As a band we lived through an extreme grasp on life by the government, which escalated into our homes being raided, constant live show raids and cancellations, arrests and deportations from the country. As we witnessed our scene being forced back into invite-only jam room studio shows, it seemed like personal problems just kept piling on top of it all. The resulting turmoil in our lives meant that lyrically this record took a much darker and deeper path than anything we’ve written before and focuses on a threaded narrative of personal liberation; from relationships, from governments, from societies and from very real turning points in our lives that we’ve all had to go through.”
Dima – Vocals
Larry – Guitar
Ian – Bass
Tyler – Drums
Over the years, contending with eleven separate members moving in and out of the country, as well as pressure from capricious government regulations, they experienced a flurry of roster changes. The band’s first live show was in April 2012, with a pair of live EPs released independently before 2014 when they issued the five-track Slip and Fall EP. Featuring a bloody delivery reminiscent of Kvelertak, Every Time I Die, and Trap Them, Slip and Fall was quickly followed by the one-off single “Poisoned Minds” later that summer.
A split 7” with Russian hardcore brethren Broken Fist dropped in January 2015. As SYG continued to tour in mainland China, they found their way to sweaty stages in Singapore, Bangkok, and Kuala Lumpur. In the summer of 2016, they released their follow-up EP, Full Blast, with country wide shows and festival appearances. 2017 saw SYG’s first full-length debut, Hungry Crows, followed by a small China tour and a 5,000+ km tour across Russia. In 2018 they continued to headline festivals in China, touring with Cancer Bats and co-headlining Silence Festival in Nepal.
SYG started off 2019 strong with two Canadian tours and then hitting Schoolhouse Studios for three weeks in Canada with producer Scott Middleton, where they recorded their (yet to be released) 2nd full length LP.