San Diego-based metallic hardcore outfit, MIZERY, delivers their brazen debut LP, Absolute Light.
Absolute Light will appropriately see release alongside the likes of Manipulate, Backtrack, Friend Or Foe, and others on the roster of Flatspot Records, the label also responsible for recently re-releasing MIZERY’s Survive The Vibe 7”, originally released by Lions Share Records in 2014. Issues MIZERY on the upcoming release of the album, “We chose Flatspot because it just felt right. We knew it was a hardcore label, run by hardcore kids that we trust to put out the best record possible.”
In February 2016, MIZERY – comprised of guitarists Anthony Quiroz and Taylor Parker, vocalist Jose Gonzales, drummer Cayle Sain, and bassist Mike Salazar --took over The Pit Studios in Van Nuys with Taylor Young (Nails, Twitching Tongues, Rotting Out), to record Absolute Light, the album delivering ten bruising and infectious tunes, where the hard edge of the band’s music contrasts tastefully with the poetic lyrics, influenced by spiritual topics and philosophical questions. Featuring guest vocals by David Wood (Down To Nothing, Terror), Dan Weinraub (Downpresser), and Anthony Herrera (Take Offense), Absolute Light was mixed and mastered by Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, War Hungry) at Solomon’s Gate's in Philadelphia, and features cover artwork by Sam Octigan (Iron Mind, Warbrain, Outsiders Code).
Flatspot Records will release Absolute Light on July 22nd, the album licensed to Reality Records for a European pressing as well.
Having previously toured with the likes of Madball, Turnstile, Power Trip, Crown Of Thornz, Backtrack, Bane, and others, and performed at fests including United Blood, Black N Blue Bowl, Rain Fest, and more, MIZERY has already confirmed several tours in support of Absolute Light. The band is slated to play at Sound And Fury Festival 2016 in Los Angeles June 10th and 11th, joining American Nightmare, Nails, Soul Search, Angel Du$t, Downpresser, Forced Order, Twitching Tongues, and many others. From there, the band will tour across the country on Nuke The Nation 2016, featuring MIZERY alongside Response, Lock, Gag, Unified Right, Society Abuse, Skourge, and others throughout the cross-country trek, returning back to the West Coast on the Mama We Coming Home Tour including shows with Will To Die. And in August, MIZERY will head back out on the road, this time supporting Merauder on their final US tour, which doubles as a twentieth anniversary run for their classic Master Killer album. The tour runs from August 20th through September 2nd, and circles the Eastern half of the US.
With a cast of Southern California area musicians currently/formerly involved in Twitching Tongues, Downpresser, Gods Hate, Xibalba, The Beautiful Ones, and others, MIZERY is a driven and direct metallic hardcore band with eclectic influences that encompass a diverse musical and intellectual concept. The band's sound falls somewhere in between the direct energy and grit of the NYHC scene, citing the likes of Cro-Mags, Leeway, Crown Of Thornz, with the cutting edge of West Coast thrash metal acts Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies, and the like, retaining vintage tones and classic styles yet delivering them with a modernized approach. This incredibly hard-working band is quickly managing to stir quite a buzz around their craft, humbling working towards the goal of putting San Diego Hardcore on the map and playing music that they would genuinely like to listen to themselves.