FRIENDSHIP: Hatred LP By Japanese Harsh Hardcore Act Now Available Through Southern Lord; Album Streaming Saturday November 4 2017, 3:56 PM
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FRIENDSHIP: Hatred LP By Japanese Harsh Hardcore Act Now Available Through Southern Lord; Album Streaming


Hatred , the corrosive debut full-length onslaught from Japan's mysterious harsh, doom-fueled crust/hardcore outfit  FRIENDSHIP , is now available through Southern Lord, the LP streaming in its cruel entirety.

 

While  FRIENDSHIP 's identity remains an enigma, those who have encountered their antagonistic, loud, and murky sonic world, can testify to the sheer power of the auditory torture the band creates.  FRIENDSHIP  has previously self-released two CD EPs which sold out in a month since reissued as  I & II  vinyl and cassette version through Sentient Ruin. For their  Hatred  LP, the band delivers twelve caustic tracks in just over twenty-five minutes, the album recorded in their home city of Tokyo, the album then mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. Blackened, ominous, and intense, fans of prior Southern Lord releases by Nails, Heartless, Dead In The Dirt, Gust, and similarly devastating acts should not ignore this.

 


Stream FRIENDSHIP's entire  Hatred  LP  HERE .


Originally released by Daymare Recordings on CD and digital formats back in June, Southern Lord now issues  FRIENDSHIP 's  Hatred  on LP format.

 


Place digital orders for  Hatred  HERE  and order physical product  HERE .

 


Having gained a reputation for extremely loud live shows through playing with the likes of Full Of Hell, Sumac, Endon, and others,  FRIENDSHIP  will open for Sleep in Tokyo in January. Find more info  HERE  and watch for international tour dates from  FRIENDSHIP  to be announced in the months ahead.

 

FRIENDSHIP Leave Them All Behind 2018:

1/13/2018  Garden - Tokyo, JP w/ Sleep, Mutoid Man, Nepenthes

 

Stereogum declares of  Hatred 's vile attack, "tracks like 'Life Sentence' also showcase a riff dexterity and subtle multi-section mastery that evades a lot of genre-adjacent HM-2 steppers... Other bands would labor over a way to get the listener from Point A to Point B.  FRIENDSHIP  realizes that you don't need much connective tissue if Point A and Point B both kick ass. And that's the takeaway: While fast/slow, particularly punk-fast and sludge-slow, is one of the dustier tropes, to be a legitimate two-tool threat is still rare." Svbterranean's review includes, "From start-to-finish,  FRIENDSHIP  make quite the name for themselves on this monstrous, unforgivably heavy debut. Despite their name,  FRIENDSHIP 's music is the furthest thing from friendly." Metal Trenches warns, " Hatred , as the name suggests, is a no frills, no bullshit slice of bitter hardcore and grind with no regard for your eardrums or well-being... Listening to this album conjures images of concrete slabs and dried bloodstains."

 



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