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Cowards

From: France
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Below is our complete Cowards news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Cowards Working On New Album

Paris-based sludge metal heathens Cowards - uniting current and ex-members of Sickbag, Death Mercedes, Hangman's Chair, Eibon, Glorior Belli, Hellbats and more - have been locked into the studio over recent weeks, the band completely immersed in the process of creating a second full-length release.

Having returned to the solace of Sainte-Marthe Studio (Arkhon Infaustus, Eibon, Kickback) where the "Shooting Blanks & Pills" debut LP and subsequent "Hoarder" EP were conceived, the members of Cowards have already harnessed the drums, bass, and main guitars, and will continue to pile on the levels of auditory grime and antagonism with producer Francis Caste until these new works are adequately dangerous for release onto the population in January 2015.

Some brief video clips from the recording can be seen at Facebook here. You can also catch the band live on these dates:

11/07/2014 La Instants Chavirés - Montreuil, FR
11/08/2014 La Scène Michelet - Nantes, FR
11/09/2014 Mondo Bizaro - Rennes, FR
11/14/2014 El Diablo - Lille, FR w/ General Lee

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Cowards Re-Issuing Album, Working On New Release

Fear not what the name implies, as this Paris-based quintet Cowards is anything but weak or inhibited in its delivery. Thundering with massive, low-end amplification and a downcast, scathing vocal delivery, Cowards' noxious brew of sludge/doom is not from, or for, the weak of heart.

Formed by current and ex-members of Sickbag, Death Mercedes, Hangman's Chair, Eibon and Hellbats, Cowards will reissue its debut album with an official release in North America, and plans for a next full-length studio endeavor are now confirmed.

The debut LP "Shooting Blanks & Pills" was recorded only six months after the band was formed, and was originally released on France's Throatruiner Records. A rebirth will now occur on CD and transparent 12" LP via Canadian label Secret Handshake Recordings on September 1st, 2014. Additional pressing and release details will follow in the coming days. The track listing is as follows:

1. Hoarse From The Get Go
2. Last Card
3. Scarce
4. Vices & Hate
5. Arrogant, Unseen
6. Grand Failure More...

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Cowards Streaming New EP

The new 12" EP from Parisian filthy metallic hardcore act Cowards is up for pre-order and free download from Throatruiner Records and Ruins Records.

Recorded by producer Francis Caste (Kickback, Eibon, Arkhon Infaustus) at Sainte-Marthe Studio and illustrated by tattoo artist/illustrator Jean-Luc Navette, "Hoarder" is due out September 15th and features five new tracks of throat-ripping hardcore/sludge, including a massive cover of 16 Horsepower's "Blessed Persistence."

Pre-order and download "Hoarder" for free at this location, or you can stream it in the player below. More...

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Cowards Streaming New Song

A brand new Cowards track has surfaced online via CVLT Nation. "Fork Out" appears on the band's upcoming 12" EP "Hoarder," due out September 1st on Throatruiner Records and Ruins Records.

Check out the track here or in the player below. The following press release was also issued about the new EP:

"The Parisian filthy metallic hardcore act returns with 'Hoarder,' the follow-up to 2012’s 'Shooting Blanks And Pills.' This new EP was recorded by producer Francis Caste (Kickback, Eibon, Arkhon Infaustus) at Sainte-Marthe Studio and illustrated by respected tattoo artist/illustrator Jean-Luc Navette. Five new tracks of throat-ripping hardcore/sludge, including a massive cover of 16 Horsepower's 'Blessed Persistence.'" More...

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Cowards Gearing Up To Enter The Studio

Parisian filthy metallic hardcore act Cowards is about to hit the studio to start recording "Hoarder," the follow-up to 2012’s "Shooting Blanks And Pills."

This new EP will be recorded next week by producer Francis Caste (Kickback, Eibon, Arkhon Infaustus) at Sainte-Marthe Studio and illustrated by tattoo artist/illustrator Jean-Luc Navette.

"Hoarder" will feature five new tracks of throat-ripping hardcore/sludge, including a massive cover of 16 Horsepower's "Blessed Persistence." The EP will be released on vinyl/CD later this spring through Throatruiner Records.

You can also stream the previous "Shooting Blanks and Pills" release over at this location.

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Cowards Streaming "Shooting Blanks And Pills"

The debut full-length from hardcore/sludge/black metal act Cowards is now available for free download, full streaming, and pre-order via Throatruiner Records. “Shooting Blanks And Pills” will be released in late June as a limited 12" vinyl with the help of Hellbound Records. Check out the full release via the player below or over at bandcamp.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Hoarse From The Get Go
2. Last Card
3. Scarce
4. Vices & Hate
5. Arrogant, Unseen
6. Grand Failure More...

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Cowards Streaming Two New Songs

Throatruiner Records is currently streaming two tracks from the upcoming Cowards full-length "Shooting Blanks And Pills" at the label's Bandcamp page. You can also check out the tracks in the player availabel below.

"Shooting Blanks And Pills" will be released this coming June on limited 12" vinyl & free download via Throatruiner and Hellbound Records, the band's own structure. Drawing influence from bands such as Eyehategod, Kickback, andDeathspell Omega, the Parisian band features current and ex-members of Death Mercedes, Hangman's Chair, Eibon, Glorior Belli & more.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Hoarse From The Get Go
2. Last Card
3. Scarce
4. Vices & Hate
5. Arrogant, Unseen
6. Grand Failure More...

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Cowards To Release New Album

Throatruiner Records has issued the following announcement about Cowards releasing the new "Shooting Blanks and Pills" album:

"Drawing their influence from bands such as Eyehategod, Kickback or Deathspell Omega, Parisians Cowards will release debut album 'Shooting Blanks And Pills' on 12" vinyl and free download during June via Throatruiner Records (Birds In Row, Comity, Elizabeth…).

"Recorded by Parisian renowned producer Francis Caste at Sainte Marthe Studio, this full-length is a dive into the ugliest sides of hardcore, sludge and black metal. Cowards features current and ex-members of Death Mercedes, Hangman's Chair, Eibon, Glorior Belli…

"Gathering Parisians with an already strong pedigree in dark and heavy music, Cowards regurgitates gutter hardcore, unhealthy sludge/doom and nauseous black metal in 'Shooting Blanks And Pills,' their deeply raw and anxiogenic debut release. Only six months were needed to give birth to this full-length, monstrosity with a desperate urban feeling, bridge between the knife-in-the-heart crudeness of Eyehategod or Kickback and the majestic darkness of bands like Deathspell Omega or Thou. With a sound carrying smells of pissy streets and the dry blood you get for a sidelong glance, producer Francis Caste have perfectly catched the gist of these 38 minutes, recreating this forced apnea in a bile tank with a no frills approach."

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