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Following a colossal three year-long writing and pre-production process, New Jersey's instrumental freak attack trio, El Drugstore, has put the final touches on a new full-length.
Devised by the corrupted intellect of guitarist Kevin Conway (ex-East of the Wall), drummer Seth Rheam (East of the Wall), and bassist Rolando Alvarado, Keyport, New Jersey-based El Drugstore has been discharging mangled, aggro-technical metallic racket since 2008.
The band's debut recording, a split full-length with cohorts A Fucking Elephant, marked the inauguration of their conjoined independent label, Nefarious Industries in 2011.
With over forty-five minutes of bombast, El Drugstore is at full-mast on this debut full-length, "Plague Ship." The album was tracked at parts unknown by the band and cohort Chris Alfano (East of the Wall, Argonauts), and mixed and mastered by Kevin Antreassian at Backroom Studios.
The "Plague Ship" will set sail December 31st via Nefarious Industries, initially as a digital-only release, yet plans for it to manifest itself in the physical form are being drawn.
Keyport, New Jersey-based rabid metal trio El Drugstore is currently in construction mode, demoing and preparing a debut full-length.
Featuring guitarist Kevin Conway (ex-East of the Wall), drummer Seth Rheam (East of the Wall), and bassist Rolando Alvarado, this Keyport, New Jersey-based outfit has been dropping a brew of aggro-technical metallic racket since 2008. The band's debut, a split full-length with cohorts A Fucking Elephant -- which marked the maiden release for both bands’ then newly-founded Nefarious Industries -- El Drugstore is now beyond balls-deep in the songwriting process for "Plague Ship," the band's first studio full-length.
The album will be recorded in the coming weeks, and is slated for a late Spring release, once again via Nefarious Industries. El Drugstore recently released a demo version of “Fascinating Underpants,” one of the mangled anthems set to be a part of "Plague Ship." The track was posted as an exclusive premiere via American Aftermath here.
Upcoming El Drugstore live shows are:
12/15/2012 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY w/ Behold The Arctopus, Ocrilim
1/15/2013 The Brighton Bar - Long Branch, NJ w/ Jar'd Loose, Hammer Fight, Toothgrinder
3/03/2013 TBA - NJ w/ The DRX
New Jersey's El Drugstore has posted footage online from a recent show in Brooklyn, which can be found below. The band also commented on the clip:
"Continuing through their blastastic set, the pummeling assault of El Drugstore both delight and mesmerize and awestruck audience - live at Don Pedro's in Brooklyn, NY on January 15, 2012."
New Jersey’s El Drugstore and A Fucking Elephant have completed a split EP, which will ooze into the public on July 26th in both CD and digital formats. This will be the maiden voyage for newly formed Nefarious Industries, a label imprint founded by members of both bands. The artwork for the release was completed by Eric Nyffeler, who has also been responsible for all of East of the Wall’s cover artwork to date.
The track listing is as follows:
A FUCKING ELEPHANT:
01 Blue Crab Fantastic
02 Football With Ukrainians
03 Furious E.
04 Just the Tip
05 Holla! No Babies
06 Those Arm Rests Are Fire
08 Shit-Eating Dog Kisses
From July 14th through 21st both bands will also team up to infest the Northeast with a rash of dates in support of the split EP, with confirmed stops in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New York and more as the final details are being sorted this week.
7/14/2011: *TBA – Baltimore, MD w/ Time Columns
7/15/2011 Siren Records - Doylestown, PA w/ Carved Up, Cadaveric Spasm
7/16/2011 The Updog – Pennington, NJ w/ The Vandelles, So Is The Tongue
7/17/2011 United Unitarian Church - Fitchburg, MA w/ Hivesmasher
7/18/2011 *TBA, MA/ME/RI/CT
7/19/2011 Black Watch Pub - New Bedford, MA w/ Mother Night, Good Citizens
7/20/2011 Ric Jamison’s - Mt. Sinai, NY w/ Bangladeafy, Pluto & the 2012’s
7/21/2011 The Charleston - Brooklyn, NY w/ Zevious, Father Figures