Craveonline.com today offers up the official video premiere of “Napalm Lungs” from CALL OF THE VOID. The tune comes by way of the band’s blistering Dragged Down A Dead End Path full-length. Shot in Boulder, Colorado by Erica Griffiths in guitarist’s Patrick Alberts’ basement, the video finds the band in their most punishing mode: performing live.
Check out the video at THIS LOCATION.
Fittingly dubbed “powerful, harsh crust grind at its fucking finest,” by American Aftermath, and commended for their “legitimate, misanthropic emotion,” by Popmatters, CALL OF THE VOID’s molten rash of filth-bitten, powerviolence-ridged hardcore has been singeing the eyebrows of fans and critics nationwide. Notes Outburn in an 8/10 review of the record, “With a raw, messy sound drenched in over-amped guitars and driven by pure bile, they channel grindcore and Iron Monkey-esque sludgy unpleasantness and with each track – the longest topping out at 3:44 – they go off in a half dozen directions without ever losing their focus on destroying everything close by.”Adds Pitchfork: “CALL OF THE VOID [are] proving that Denver is a hotbed of serious vitriol and passion.”
In related news, CALL OF THE VOID was recently added to Scion Rock Fest 2013 set to take place in Memphis, Tennessee June 1st. The band will be performing alongside an illustrious lineup that includes Arsis, Municipal Waste, Melvins, Royal Thunder, Pallbearer, Corrosion Of Conformity, Whitechapel, The Shrine, Six Feet Under, A Life Once Lost, The Casualties, The Gates of Slumber, Impaled, Vision of Disorder, Code Orange Kids, Subrosa, Ice Dragon, Indian Handcrafts, Anciients, Testament, Vektor, Gigan, Complete Failure, Inter Arma, Touché Amoré and Hot Lunch. For more info point your browser to THIS LOCATION.
Dragged Down A Dead End Path was recorded at the Boar’s Nest in Salt Lake City, Utah by Andy Patterson and mastered by Chris Mcnaughton. Order a physical copy of Dragged Down A Dead End Path HERE or a digital version via iTunes HERE. Additionally, the record is streaming in full courtesy of Lambgoat.com at THIS LOCATION. And if you’re still thirsting for more, watch the band’s lyric video for “Endless Ritual Abuse” and studio footage HERE.
“…an intense and hard hitting CD, with some of the sickest guitar playing heard since Death’s Spiritual Healing…” – Wicked Channel
“From start to finish, Dragged Down A Dead End Path is a blast of hardcore mixed with metal. Not ‘metalcore’… what people think of when those genres are mentioned in the same sentence. Bottom line: CALL OF THE VOID brings ten dirty, heavy as hell, tracks of in-your-face urgency.” — Echoes And Dust
“…vocalist Steve Vanica is truly vicious. Obvious points of reference would be other crusty-core bands such as Gaza, Early Graves and to a certain extent Nails, but at the same time the band manage to invoke some of the dark punk-y groove of Trap Them, that’s too often overlooked by bands of their ilk.” — HeavyBlogIs Heavy
“A violent debut from this young band. One that will curb-stomp your ears and then ask you to say ‘thank you’ afterwards. Better wear a crash helmet, and learn to be appreciative. I, for one, am indeed.” — Sludgelord
“Having a bad day at work? Did some cellphone addicted moron cut you off? I suggest blasting CALL OF THE VOID from your speakers, as this is anger therapy in 30 minutes and it’ll make you feel a whole lot better. A damn fine album and a band you will no doubt hear plenty more from in 2013.” – The Lair Of Filth