Escuela Grind to Release New EP, ‘DDEEAATTHHMMEETTAALL’, January 12
Relentless New England Band on Tour with Napalm Death Now!
New England extreme metal powerhouse, Escuela Grind, will release the new EP, ‘DDEEAATHHMMEETTAALL’, on January 12, 2024. Recorded with Will Killingsworth, mixed by the GRAMMY-winning Kurt Ballou (High on Fire), and mastered by Nick Townsend (Cheap Trick, Dr. Dre), the EP houses four new songs including the lead cut, “Ball and Chain”, and “Meat Magnet”, featuring a guest appearance by Napalm Death vocalist Barney Greenway. Pre-order and/or pre-save ‘DDEEAATHHMMEETTAALL’ now at this location.
Today, Escuela Grind drops a video for its new song, “Ball and Chain“, directed by Michael Jari Davidson (Alice in Chains) and recorded at a recent festival performance in Mexico City. Blast “Ball and Chain” at this location.
‘DDEEAATHHMMEETTAALL’ is the third installment of our EP series where we dive into the genres that most influence this band,” offers Escuela Grind vocalist Katerina Economou. “Finishing this trilogy has been years in the works. We are so excited to release these songs as they are perhaps the best reflection of our live performance. The stage has honed these hectic songs to perfection. Originally we were going to have three songs on this EP, but we wanted to create another track that had a huge buildup. This eventually developed into this brutal song, “Ball and Chain”, that marks the point in our live shows where we have a wall of death every night. Lyrically, it references death metal tropes of murder and revenge, but with a decidedly feminine angle.”
Escuela Grind‘s ‘DDEEAATHHMMEETTAALL’ EP is the crown jewel in a themed trilogy of releases, including the duo of 2020 EPs ‘PPOOWWEERRVVIIOOLLEENNCCEE‘ and ‘GGRRIINNDDCCOORREE‘, which saw the band espousing its unique takes on the respective underground music sub-genres. ‘DDEEAATHHMMEETTAALL’ delivers the first new Escuela Grind music since the release of last year’s celebrated full-length LP, ‘Memory Theater’, hailed by The New York Times as ”an opus of extremity”, “witheringly intense yet righteously life-affirming” by SPIN, “the heaviest Escuela Grind have ever sounded” by Decibel, and both “a masterclass in punishing, invigorating grindcore” and “a fascinatingly intellectual take on the genre” by Revolver.
Fresh off U.S. spotlight tour dates with Baroness, Escuela Grind is currently in the midst of a European tour with extreme metal legends, Napalm Death, who has taken the young U.S. band under its proverbial wing in 2023. Inarguably one of the hungriest young groups in music today, Escuela Grind has engaged in a seemingly unending live gauntlet since the September 2022 release of ‘Memory Theater‘, relentlessly trekking the globe to bring its eye-opening energy and sound to welcoming music fans the world over. 2024 Escuela Grind tour dates are expected to be announced soon.ESCUELA GRIND tour dates: + = w/ Napalm Death November 17 STRASBOURG, FR – LA LAITERIE ARTEFACT + November 18 TARBES,FR – LA GESPE + November 19 MADRID, ES – COPÉRNICO THE CLUB + November 21 LISBOA, PT – RCA CLUB + November 22 SEVILLA, ES – SALA CUSTOM + November 23 MURCIA, ES – GARAJE BEAT CLUB + November 24 BARCELONA, ES – SALAMANDRA + November 25 BILBAO, ES – SANTANA27 + November 26 LIMOGES, FR – CCM JOHN LENNON +
Escuela Grind ‘DDEEAATTHHMMEETTAALL’ track listing:
1.) Ball and Chain (Watch VIDEO)
2.) Punishment Ritual
3.) Abyssal Plane
4.) Meat Magnet (w/ Napalm Death’s Barney Greenway)
Pre-order ‘DDEEAATTHHMMEETTAALL’ at this location.
In addition to Katerina Economou, Escuela Grind features Jesse Fuentes (drums), Kris Morash (guitar), and Tom Sifuentes (bass). Find Escuela Grind online at Escuela-Grind.com and follow the band on Bandcamp, Facebook, Instagram, and twitter. “incredible” – Bandcamp Daily
“a giddy rush of nonstop thrills” – Treble
“Escuela Grind has got moxie one would die slow and painfully for, and truly is the stuff of envy.” – Metal Injection
“Escuela Grind are bulldozing a path through heavy music on their own terms” – Knotfest
“Escuela Grind delivers politically charged lyrics that reflect modern anxieties and unrest.” – Miami New Times