King of the Wasteland, the band’s full-length debut, is an aggressive throwback to classic hardcore delivered almost exclusively at breakneck speed.
SCUMLORD are about to drop a serious bomb. King of the Wasteland, the band’s full-length debut, is an aggressive throwback to classic hardcore delivered almost exclusively at breakneck speed. And it sounds amazing.
Formed in August of 2014, the band’s original lineup consisted of Chadical McGnarly (Vox, Bass), Kyle Albright (Guitar, Vox) and Jamie Jardine (Drums). Brucifer (Bruce Parks), a veteran musician who has contributed to well over a decade of New Brunswick punk rock, joined the group shortly after recording began, rounding out the band’s lineup many a blazing, out-of-control wha-driven lead.
SCUMLORD’s forthcoming release has been almost a year in the making. The first drum tracks were recorded in March of 2016. With no deadline in mind and no pressing tour schedule or management to appease, the band decided to pace themselves in hopes of nailing down the exact sounds and mixes they had in mind.
“We wanted to take our time and get the fullest sound we could get,” said Albright. “Bruce joined the band basically a month after we started recording. We moved on to recording bass and some vocals a month later. Two months after the bass was finished we did all guitar tracks within a few weeks. The remaining lead vocals and gang vocals were done in September.”
The band started off the year with the release of Rotting Away, the first single off the album and a major hint at the mammoth sound the group were able to capture on this recording.
“We recorded the tracks with Aaron Young at Eastbound and Sound and got the album mixed and mastered by Scott Miller at Ancient Temple Recordings in Quispamsis,” said Albright. “We did a lot of back and forth during the mixing and editing process to get things sounding how we play live.”
So, after nearly a year in the works (338 days to be exact), King of the Wasteland will officially be released on March 2, 2017 as a digital download and a limited edition cassette.
“We did 100 tapes for this release,” said Albright. “We will be selling them for $10 which includes a digital download code. Ideally, after the first 100 sell I would love to get this released on vinyl. Buy these tapes to make our dreams come true.”
SCUMLORD will be playing a release show March 2. Details below.