Mud Cake Records is excited to announce the release of the latest EP from Thousand Oaks, Hell Is Empty, available on 10” vinyl and on all digital platforms on November 27th. The good folks at Disconnect Disconnect Records (UK), Fast Decade Records (Finland), Milestone Sounds (Japan), No Reason Records (Italy) and Punk & Disorderly Records (Canada) have teamed up to release a CD version of the EP at the same time.
Hell Is Empty marks Thousand Oaks’ fifth release and includes six brand new tracks of fast paced melodic hardcore/skate punk – recorded, mixed and mastered by the band’s own Alessandro Gavazzi at Hell Smell Studio, Rome (Italy). A pre-release single of the opening track “Backfiring Bait” will hit digital stores on October 16th along with a music video.
“Hell Is Empty is a bleak reminder of the abject fall of society. Thousand Oaks grapple with this through their intrinsic technical Skate Punk with loving nods to the seminal stylistics that have perpetuated the genre for so long.”
Ear Nutrition, UK
“Thousand Oaks are paving their way to the creme de la creme of European skate punk by delivering a technically precise punk rock sound that demands your full attention while listening. Hell Is Empty comprises six compelling skate punk numbers that are bursting in all their glory with very delicate harmonizations, powerful guitar shreds, intense basslines, and a tremendously dynamic drumming performance.”
Thoughts Words Action, Serbia