* A389 X Anniversary Bash Day 1: Infest, Haymaker, In Cold Blood, Full of Hell, Iron Reagan, Sex Prisoner, Jarhead Fertilizer *

A389 X Anniversary Bash

A389 Recordings is a Baltimore City based D.I.Y. record label founded in 2004 specializing in dark hardcore/doom/metal with a few random odds and ends.

Infest (Only East Coast Appearance)

Infest is an influential hardcore punk band, formed in September 1986 by Joe Denunzio, Matt Domino, Dave Ring and Chris Clift.

Infest, while not coining the term power violence, were definitely pioneers of it. The Los Angeles quartet blended the ethos, speed and song structure of straight edge hardcore, along with the aggression and anger of bands like Negative Approach and Negative FX creating a style emulated by many and an energy captured by few. Joe Denunzio’s vocals exhibited pure angst, with lyrical content about conformity, war, scene politics and socio-political issues, mostly delivered in an accusational assault.

Straight Edge was an influence in Infest's songwriting, with such songs as 'Mindless' and 'Drunk Motherfucker'. Infest did however differ from their peers in their fervent political stance and imagery, often depicting the tragedies of war and poverty, countering the obligatory "band in action" album covers common to the era. When asked about the hardcore scene Matt Domino said, "I think Hardstance rips it up and Chain of Strength are cool, but Insted and Breakaway are pretty cheesy. It seems most hardcore bands are going for a polished sound and package, we are really not into that." On the contrary, Infest's sound was fuzzy and on many of the early recordings indecipherable, but still captured their raw intensity.

On July 1, 1991, Infest recorded a live set for the Los Angeles radio station KXLU, capturing them in their element. This session was later released by Deep Six Records who also released the No Man's Slave LP. The vocals on No Man's Slave where recorded posthumously and the LP not released until the year 2000. Many Infest bootlegs have been made and are highly sought after by fans.

Infest recently has become a highly popular retro band among not only modern grindcore and thrash fans, but with fans of youth crew hardcore due to their straight edge ethics and moshable songs.

In Cold Blood (Only East Coast Appearance)

In Cold Blood was born in 2005, but the guys used to play together since a long time before. In a few months they record an ep and then their first full- lenght (2006). In 2007, after some changes in the line up, they finally find their sound and are ready to record IN COLD BLOOD(2008). Modern metal at its finest, without boundaries and rich in influences. Thanks to their intense and impressive live activity they got the opportunity to share the stage with bands such as The Haunted, All Shall Perish, Municipal Waste, Illdisposed and Nueva Etica, and Italian acts as Zu, Raw Power, Hour of Penance and Cripple Bastards. In 2010 they draw the attention of the Italian label VIDEORADIO for the re-issue and the digital distribution of IN COLD BLOOD(2008). In Fall 2010 the band takes part in THREAT OVER EUROPE tour 2010, with Threat Signal, Raunchy, Sybreed and M.A.N. The crowds are always impressed by those 6 guys that rock so hard and ivolve the audience, making them go crazy, every single night.
In 2011 the long awaited third work, "A Flawless Escape", has been released via Rising Records.
Ray Nelson's short story "Eight O'Clock In The Morning" and John Carpenter's movie "They Live" have been strong influences to the song “They Live” and the whole album. The lyrics inquire the exposure of our mainly consumer society, where media, conformity and trends drive and force people to not think independently and to pursue ephemeral aims even in an almost anti-human way.
The album contains additional effects by Aeph and it will feature guest apparences by Annihilator founder member and guitar icon Jeff Waters along with Hour of Penance guitarist Giulio Moschini.
The mastering of the tracks has been made at Tailor Maid by Peter In de Betou (Dark Tranquillity, Opeth, Meshuggah, BMTH,...).
In October 2011 the band headlines a Mexican tour in order to promote the release of “A Flawless Escape”. The answer of the audiences is just amazing and the band reaches a lot of new fans 15.000 km away from home!!!!!
During an ICB show, you always get the feeling that there's no wall between the artist and fans! This is actually the main message that the band wants to deliver! WE ALL FIGHT TO KEEP HEAVY MUSIC ALIVE!

Full of Hell

A seamless mixture of hardcore, noise, and death metal. Not only has the young band proven that they have the musical chops to keep up with older members of the DIY scene through several releases, but their live performances are always memorable and reveal an unparalleled intensity. Ocean City, MD

Iron Reagan

Sex Prisoner

Jarhead Fertilizer

$33 ADV $35 DOS


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