Official press release:

Seattle five-piece AVOID, has unleashed their latest single and music video “Whatever”, with a nod to late 2000s crabcore stances and a special guest appearance from Hawthorne Heights’ very own, JT Woodruff. The track is taken from their upcoming new album Cult Mentality out on the 4th of November 2022 via Thriller Records and is available for pre-order HERE.

Cult Mentality is packed with crushing, hi-octane riffs, soaring vocal melody, and gut-wrenching screams. Accompanying the album’s deep sense of groove and slick production are layers of glitched electronics and industrial elements that further draws you into their expertly crafted chaos.

Speaking on today’s news, vocalist Benny Scholl shares:

“Welcome to Cult Mentality! This record is a collection of everything we’ve been through in the last few years. Cult Mentality is a mindset. It embodies what it takes to pursue anything you want in life. We hope this record can be there for you the way it’s been for us.”

AVOID will be hitting the road in the US this winter on the newly announced tour with The Plot In You, Silent Planet, and Cane Hill as well as later this month on a limited run with Bad Omens. For ticket information, please click here.

Cult Mentality track listing:

  1. “My World”
  2. “Blast Off!!”
  3. “Cowabunga”
  4. “Split (Kill It)”
  5. “Whatever” feat. JT Woodruff (Hawthorne Heights)
  6. “Can’t Take This Away”
  7. “Gator Fest”
  8. “Bored”
  9. “Finish Line 3”
  10. “Midnight Six”