La Crosse, WI bruisers RIG TIME! will release sophomore album War on October 20 via Innerstrength Records. Following full-length Sick of It (2016) and two EP’s (2014’s Awful and 2015’s Devout), all of which were self-released, the band’s forthcoming debut for Innerstrength is best described in the band’s own words: “HEAVY.”
Featuring a sound that is the audio equivalent of a tank column entering a besieged city, the crunch and clangor of War is a game-changer. Forged in the fires of hardcore, sludge, and powerviolence, War epitomizes RIG TIME!’s scorched-earth tactics and demonstrates the natural chemistry of husband/wife team Bryan W. and Rebecca Fleming (vocals/drums and guitar, respectively), and Mark Trueman (bass/vocals).
War was recorded/mixed by Pete Grossman at Bricktop Recording in Chicago, IL (WEEKEND NACHOS, HARMS WAY, etc). The album was mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege in Portland, OR.