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Family

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Latest Family News

Below is our complete Family 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.

NYC Sucks Volume 4 Available For Download

"NYC Sucks, Volume 4" is now available online as a stream and free download. Check out the tracks below, or download the compilation at MetalSucks.net here.

NYC Sucks is a 100% free music compilation series that celebrates some of the best bands of the New York City metal scene.

Volume 4 includes A Pale Horse Named Death, Extinction A.D., Mutilation Rites, Torrential Downpour, Pigs, and more.

The full track listing is as follows:

1. Extinction A.D. – “Mummified”
2. Torrential Downpour - “TKV”
3. Artificial Brain – “Absorbing Black Ignition”
4. Dead Empires – “Five Day Death”
5. Family – “Precedent”
6. Old Wounds – “It Can’t Rain All the Time”
7. Pigs – “If I’m In Luck”
8. White Widows Pact – “Collateral Damage”
9. Alekhine’s Gun – “Crown of Knives (Tsoncha Korlo)”
10. Flaming Tusk – “Thousand Year Plan”
11. Mutilation Rites – “Fogwarning”
12. Fin’Amor – “Bleed the Oceans”
13. A Pale Horse Named Death – “Shallow Grave” More...

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Family Streaming Entire New Album

Family is now streaming the entire new album "Portrait" online. Check out the full album stream through MetalSucks here.

MetalSucks reports: "In the epicenter of the Venn diagram showing modern prog metal, classic rock, and '90s heavy alternative lies Brooklyn's Family, a new band that deftly controls that unlikely intersection of heavy sub-genres with stunning aplomb."

"Portrait" was recorded by Justin Mantooth at Translator Audio (Unane, Cave In) and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (Mastodon, Torche). The album sees its European release on October 29th via Pelagic Records, the label founded by Robin Staps of German band The Ocean. Family will self-release the album in the U.S. on October 30th, with pre-orders available here.

A record release show is set for November 2nd at Union Pool in Brooklyn, NY, with Hivesmasher and End It.

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Family Posts New Song Online

Alarm Magazine is presenting the premiere of a new Family song, titled "Daddy Wronglegs," taken off the band's upcoming debut album, "Portrait." The song features guest guitar work by John Lamacchia, guitarist of Candiria, Spylacopa, and Julie Christmas. Check out "Daddy Wronglegs" right here.

Alarm editor Scott Morrow describes Family as "mixing the low-end heft and beastliness of Unsane with classic, straight-ahead, southern, and even post-rock elements."

"Portrait" was recorded by Justin Mantooth at Translator Audio (Unsane, Cave In) and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (Mastodon, Torche). The album comes out October 29th in Europe on Pelagic Records, the label founded by Robin Staps of German band The Ocean. The band will self-release the album on October 30th in the U.S. An official record release show is set for November 2nd at Union Pool in Family's hometown of Brooklyn, NY.

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Family Streaming New Song Online

Invisible Oranges has presented the debut of "Illegal Women," a track off Family's debut album, "Portrait." Check out the song right here. According to a press release, the Brooklyn, NY band "combines lush classic rock flavor with modern progressive heaviness."

Family's guitarist Josh Lozano is also a member of Man's Gin (Profound Lore Records) and a former member of Jarboe's touring band. Guitarist and main songwriter Steven Gordon is a writer for the popular blog, MetalSucks.

Family's debut album, "Portrait," is a concept album about a dysfunctional family that develops supernatural powers. It was recorded by Justin Mantooth at Translator Audio (Unsane, Cave In) and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (Mastodon, Torche). John Lamacchia -- guitarist of Candiria, Julie Christmas, Spylacopa, Crooked Man -- makes a guest appearance on one track.

Robin Staps of German band The Ocean will release Portrait via his own label, Pelagic Records, in Europe on October 29th. The band will release the album in the U.S. on October 30th. A record release show is scheduled for November 2nd at Union Pool in Brooklyn, NY.

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