Official press release:
We’re very pleased to announce that New Jersey’s Suburban Scum have teamed up with Flatspot Records for the release of their debut LP, Ultimate Annihilation. The LP will be released in May 2016 through Flatspot and additionally through Reality Records (Europe), and Retribute Records (Japan). The band comments:
“We’re very happy to be working with our friends over at Flatspot Records. They truly believe in us as a band, and we’ve been friends with them for years. It’s great to be able to collaborate with them on this project. We can’t wait for people to hear the record in full and to physically hold it in our hands, as we’ve worked very hard on it. The world is crumbling before us and Ultimate Annihilation as a whole represents that.”
Today, the band has released the Love and Hate Promo Tape which features 2 tracks from their upcoming LP (“Love And Hate” and “Ultimate Annihilation”) along with a live track taken from the bands set at Return To Strength Fest. It is available physically on cassette at: www.suburbanscum.com or streaming through Spotify, Bandcamp, Apple Music.
Since 2010 Suburban Scum has toured abroad in support of multiple recordings, including their Internal War EP with Ride The Fury Records, the 2012-released Hanging By A Thread EP on 6131 Records, a split 7” with Incendiary, a split 12” with Xibalba and more. Their clear-cut delivery is elementally hardcore to the bone; completely enraged and outspoken, with enough metal to make its presence known and not overthrow the nucleus of the songs. Having made their presence known on tour with the likes of Expire, Rotting Out, Backtrack, Harm’s Way, Bitter End, Downpresser and many others, and their energetic performances at major festivals including This Is Hardcore, Sound & Fury, United Blood, Rain Fest and more.
Recorded, mixed and mastered with producer Will Putney at the Machine Shop in Belleville, New Jersey (Body Count, Vision Of Disorder, The Acacia Strain), Ultimate Annihilation delivers Suburban Scum’s tales of lifes harsh lows with more vibrant depth and devastating clarity than any of the band’s prior recordings. Taking the band’s riotous, straightforward energy to new levels of ferociousness through a dozen crushing tracks of full-bore Jersey metallic hardcore, Ultimate Annihilation bears guest vocal contributions from Justice Tripp (Trapped Under Ice, Angel Du$t), Brendan Garrone (Incendiary), and Gregory Falchetto (The Mongoloids), and cover artwork by Jesse Schallart (Skeletonwitch, Xibalba, Discourse).