Biography

Nequient is a metallic hardcore band from Chicago. Drawing from a wide range of influences – including crust, sludge, grind, old-school death metal, and black metal – the quartet pummels listeners from all directions but never forgets to land the hook. They specialize in relentless, fleet-fingered riffs backed by d-beats, single-foot blasts, and an array of inventive fills. The vocals shift from mid-range barks to death metal grunts and pained shrieks, unified by inexhaustible aggression and a lyrical bent toward social critique.

Nequient’s initial lineup came together in early 2014 to play raw, vicious crust. Over the course of several personnel shifts, the band honed its sharp delivery as a live unit and worked on increasingly varied new material. The band began touring regionally and recorded 2015’s Infinite Regress EP with producer Pete Grossmann at Bricktop Recording.

In early 2017, the group settled on its current four-piece configuration and spearheaded a politically motivated benefit compilation titled Fight Liar with Fire, issued through Sassbologna Records. Later the same year, the band returned to Bricktop, recording an album that shows off their growth as writers and performers without sacrificing an ounce of pummeling aggression. After years of DIY recording and touring, Nequient is releasing its first proper full-length album, Wolves at the Door, due out in Spring 2018 through Nefarious Industries.

Nequient is:
Chris Avgerin – Drums
Keenan Clifford – Bass
Patrick Conahan – Guitar
Jason Kolkey – Vocals

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SVB Exclusive: NEQUIENT Dissect New Album “Wolves at the Door” – Svbterranean

Nequient[Photo by Nicolas Côté]

From Svbterranean:

Chicago chaos curators Nequient have officially unleashed their debut full-length album, Wolves at the Door, today via Nefarious Industries and Sassbologna Records. This experimental hardcore album melds elements of metalcore, grindcore, sludge, and practically every extreme music subgenre one can think of into a blistering and volatile amalgam. Fans of Graf OrlockConverge and getting torn apart will not want to skip this one.

In celebration of its release, vocalist Jason Kolkey was kind enough to stop by and dissect the new record track-by-track. Check out what he had to say and stream the record after the break.

Read the entire interview HERE.

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Review: NEQUIENT – “Wolves at the Door” – Svbterranean

“Chicago’s NEQUIENT unleash over 40 minutes of atypical hardcore mayhem on their full-length debut, Wolves at the Door. […] They rip and roar through various extreme metal subgenres, melding them almost perfectly, to arrive at their ultimate goal at ripping listeners to shreds. For Fans Of: Graf Orlock, The Taste of Blood, Apiary, Converge, and Coalesce.” – Svbterranean

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NEQUIENT: Wolves At The Door By Chicago Metal/Hardcore Act Streaming At New Noise Magazine; Album Out Friday Via Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

Nequient[photo by Nicolas Côté]

Wolves At The Door, the new album by Chicago metallic hardcore outfit NEQUIENT, is streaming in its entirety at New Noise Magazine as the album is prepared for release this Friday through Nefarious Industries.

An unrelenting eleven-track assault, Wolves At The Door merges elements of hardcore, sludge, grind, death, and black metal, with a vibrant punk energy, showcasing NEQUIENT’s talents as writers and performers earned through their years of DIY recording and touring. The band pummels listeners from all directions but never forgets to land the hook, packed with relentless, fleet-fingered riffs, backed by d-beats, single-foot blasts, and an array of inventive fills. The vocals shift from mid-range barks to death metal grunts and pained shrieks, unified by inexhaustible aggression and a lyrical bent toward social critique.

Stream NEQUIENT’s Wolves At The Door in its entirety at New Noise Magazine RIGHT HERE.

Recorded by Pete Grossmann at Bricktop Recording (Weekend Nachos, Immortal Bird, Disrotted) and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Integrity, All Pigs Must Die, Full Of Hell), and completed with artwork by M.G. Miller (Bongripper, Lord Mantis, Sick/Tired), NEQUIENT’s Wolves At The Door is a dystopian, by-the-throat album in the vein of Converge, Baptists, Cursed, and Early Graves, with intense views on societal and political aspects of the modern world.

Nefarious Industries will release Wolves At The Door digitally and on CD this Friday, May 18th; find preorders at the site HERE and via Bandcamp. HERE. Sassbologna Records will release a limited tape edition Friday as well; find it HERE.

NEQUIENT has booked several regional shows celebrating the release of the album, playing May 18th in DeKalb, May 19th in Minneapolis, and May 20th in Chicago. The band will be embarking on a tour between July 27th and August 7th which will bring them out to the East Coast; watch for the dates to be announced in the coming days.

NEQUIENT Live:
5/18/20187th Street Space – DeKalb, IL
5/19/2018 The Sarcophagus – Minneapolis, MN
5/20/2018 LiveWire Lounge – Chicago, IL

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NEQUIENT: Wolves at the Door 8.0/10 review – Ghost Cult Magazine

“A sea change seems to be afoot in the heavy music game. Young bands like Code Orange, Knocked Loose and now NEQUIENT’s approach to the genre is to craft albums that pull from as wide a net of influences as possible and spinning that yarn into functional songs. On Wolves at the Door (Nefarious Industries) NEQUIENT uses d-beat-laden Crust Punk as a framework, and stacks on Thrash, Grindcore, Hardcore, Sludge and Black Metal to create a collage of brutality.” – Ghost Cult Magazine

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NEQUIENT: “Cult Of Ignorance” Streaming At Decibel Magazine; Nefarious Industries To Release Wolves At The Door By Chicago Quartet Next Week – Earsplit Compound

Nequient[photo by Nicolas Côté]

As Nefarious Industries prepares to release Wolves At The Door – the new album by Chicago-based metallic hardcore quartet NEQUIENT – Decibel Magazine has premiered the album’s wicked “Cult Of Ignorance.”

“Cult Of Ignorance” is a good example of how we try to fuse an array of extreme metal and hardcore influences into a concise song that gets your head banging, offers NEQUIENT vocalist Jason Kolkey. “You can hear touches of a lot of the music we love, hopefully brought together into a cohesive whole that has its own sound. As for the title, I borrowed that from a famous 1980 essay by the science fiction writer and biochemist Isaac Asimov. He lamented the prevalence of anti-intellectualism in American public life, arguing that a contempt for learning and expertise was doing serious damage to democracy. I can only imagine what he would have made of our current moment of fake news, Trumpism, and Brexit, all of which are among the lyrical targets in this song.”

Decibel’s summation of the album’s output as heard on “Cult Of Ignorance” includes, “Wolves At The Door, the debut album by Chicago’s NEQUIENT, comes blazing in on misanthropy-fueled ICBM missile sporting all of the above and, therefore, our enthusiastic stamp of approval.”

Hear NEQUIENT’s intense “Cult Of Ignorance” through Decibel at THIS LOCATION.

Recorded by Pete Grossmann at Bricktop Recording (Weekend Nachos, Immortal Bird, Disrotted) and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Integrity, All Pigs Must Die, Full Of Hell), and completed with artwork by M.G. Miller (Bongripper, Lord Mantis, Sick/Tired), NEQUIENT’s Wolves At The Door is a by-the-throat album with intense views on societal and political aspects of the modern world which fans of Converge, Baptists, Cursed, Early Graves, and early Mastodon should no doubt consume.

Wolves At The Door sees release on CD and digital platforms next Friday, May 18th; find preorders at the Nefarious Industries site HERE and via Bandcamp, where the tracks “Scorcher” and “Cat’s Cradle” are streaming, HERE. Sassbologna Records will release a limited tape edition.

NEQUIENT has booked several regional shows celebrating the release of the album, playing May 18th in DeKalb, May 19th in Minneapolis, and May 20th in Chicago. The band will be embarking on a tour between July 27th and August 7th which will bring them out to the East Coast; watch for the dates to be announced in the coming days.

NEQUIENT Live:
5/18/20187th Street Space – DeKalb, IL
5/19/2018 The Sarcophagus – Minneapolis, MN
5/20/2018 LiveWire Lounge – Chicago, IL

Bursting with an unrelenting eleven-track assault, Wolves At The Door shows off NEQUIENT’s growth as writers and performers earned through their years of DIY recording and touring, without sacrificing an ounce of pummeling aggression. Drawing from a wide range of influences – including crust, sludge, grind, old-school death metal, and black metal – NEQUIENT pummels listeners from all directions but never forgets to land the hook. They specialize in relentless, fleet-fingered riffs backed by d-beats, single-foot blasts, and an array of inventive fills. The vocals shift from mid-range barks to death metal grunts and pained shrieks, unified by inexhaustible aggression and a lyrical bent toward social critique.

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Track Premiere: NEQUIENT Taps Old Veins with “Cult of Ignorance” – Decibel Magazine

“There are many things in life that will instantly put a stupid smile on my stupider face. The list includes, but is not limited to, D-beat madness, late ’90s/’00s chaoscore, and the collapse of mankind transposed into sound. Wolves at the Door, the debut album by Chicago’s NEQUIENT, comes blazing in on a misanthropy-fueled ICBM missile sporting all of the above and, therefore, our enthusiastic stamp of approval.” – Decibel Magazine

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Nequient Trusts Their Vonne-Gut on “Cat’s Cradle” – Invisible Oranges

“The composition is barreling and misanthropic, like many a good Vonnegut tale; and is certainly a worthy take at honoring one hell-of-a-good writer who always seemed right on the edge of fantasy and reality. NEQUIENT is aware of this precarious line, and “Cat’s Cradle” — a new single from their upcoming full-length Wolves at the Door — rips hard in its apocalyptic hue.” – Invisible Oranges

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NEQUIENT: Invisible Oranges Premieres “Cat’s Cradle” As Wolves At The Door Nears May Release Via Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

Nequient
photo by Nicolas Côté

“It’s two minutes to midnight on the Doomsday Clock, and no matter how much you stare at the strings you’re not going to see any cat or any cradle.”

Chicago’s unhinged metal/hardcore outfit NEQUIENT has dispatched a new track from their Nefarious Industries-bound Wolves At The Door, through a premiere of the album’s “Cat’s Cradle” through Invisible Oranges.

Recorded by Pete Grossmann at Bricktop Recording (Weekend Nachos, Immortal Bird, Disrotted) and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Integrity, All Pigs Must Die, Full Of Hell), and completed with artwork by M.G. Miller (Bongripper, Lord Mantis, Sick/Tired), NEQUIENT’s Wolves At The Door is an explosive album full of unrelenting energy fans of Converge, Baptists, Cursed, All Pigs Must Die, and similar metallic hardcore/punk should not ignore.

NEQUIENT reveals of the new song, “’Cat’s Cradle’ gives you a look at the more dynamic and rhythmically inventive side of the album. Overall, it’s a dense, heavy track that lets everyone in the band stretch out and show off a little bit. As many people would probably guess, the title is a reference to Kurt Vonnegut’s 1963 novel. The lyrics attempt to engage with what that book had to say about humanity’s most destructive tendencies and the way we paper over that horror with flimsy, arbitrary belief systems. We live in a dangerous moment of high tensions around the world and political rhetoric that’s increasingly unhinged from reality or compassion. Meanwhile, the weapons that inspired Vonnegut to imagine his version of the apocalypse have not gone away. It’s two minutes to midnight on the Doomsday Clock, and no matter how much you stare at the strings you’re not going to see any cat or any cradle.”

Invisible Oranges offers in part with their premiere, “The composition is barreling and misanthropic, like many a good Vonnegut tale; and is certainly a worthy take at honoring one hell-of-a-good writer who always seemed right on the edge of fantasy and reality. NEQUIENT is aware of this precarious line, and ‘Cat’s Cradle’ — a new single from their upcoming full-length Wolves At The Door — rips hard in its apocalyptic hue.”

Deploy NEQUIENT’s “Cat’s Cradle” via Invisible Oranges RIGHT HERE.

Also stream the album-opening “Scorcher” through Toilet Ov Hell HERE.

Nefarious Industries will release Wolves At The Door on CD and digital platforms on May 18th; find preorders HERE. Sassbologna Records will release a limited tape edition.

NEQUIENT has booked several regional shows celebrating the release of the album, playing May 18th in DeKalb, May 19th in Minneapolis, and May 20th in Chicago. Widespread tour dates in support of Wolves At The Door, additional audio samples, and more will be released in the weeks ahead.

NEQUIENT Live:
5/18/20187th Street Space – DeKalb, IL
5/19/2018 The Sarcophagus – Minneapolis, MN
5/20/2018 LiveWire Lounge – Chicago, IL

NEQUIENT’s initial lineup came together in early 2014 to play raw, vicious crust. Over the course of several personnel shifts, the band honed its sharp delivery as a live unit and worked on increasingly varied new material. The band began touring regionally and recorded 2015’s Infinite Regress EP with producer Pete Grossmann at Bricktop Recording. In early 2017, the group settled on its current four-piece configuration and spearheaded a politically motivated benefit compilation titled Fight Liar With Fire, issued through Sassbologna Records. Later the same year, the band returned to Bricktop, recording first proper full-length album, Wolves At The Door.

Bursting with an unrelenting eleven-track assault, Wolves At The Door shows off NEQUIENT’s growth as writers and performers earned through their years of DIY recording and touring, without sacrificing an ounce of pummeling aggression. Drawing from a wide range of influences – including crust, sludge, grind, old-school death metal, and black metal – NEQUIENT pummels listeners from all directions but never forgets to land the hook. They specialize in relentless, fleet-fingered riffs backed by d-beats, single-foot blasts, and an array of inventive fills. The vocals shift from mid-range barks to death metal grunts and pained shrieks, unified by inexhaustible aggression and a lyrical bent toward social critique.

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NEQUIENT has a Scorcher for ya – Toile ov Hell

“Your first taste of Wolves at the Door is “Scorcher”, the opening track and a fitting introduction to an album that’s gonna punch through your door like the Kool-Aid Man, drink all your beers, and make you tearfully apologize to your dad for clearing out his booze stash. “Scorcher” bursts to life with a godawful clatter and slams it into high gear with d-beat madness. Fans of Early Graves will welcome this track with open arms.” – Toilet ov Hell

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NEQUIENT: Chicago Hardcore Quartet To Release Wolves At The Door Through Nefarious Industries In May; “Scorcher” Now Streaming At Toilet Ov Hell – Earsplit Compound

NEQUIENT - photo by Nicolas Côté
[photo by Nicolas Côté]

Nefarious Industries welcomes Chicago-based grinding metal/hardcore quartet NEQUIENT to their ever-morphing roster of underground artists, preparing the band’s incoming debut album, Wolves At The Door, for release in May. The album’s cover art, track listing, and opening track “Scorcher” have released through a premiere at Toilet Ov Hell.

Recorded by Pete Grossmann at Bricktop Recording (Weekend Nachos, Immortal Bird, Disrotted) and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Integrity, All Pigs Must Die, Full of Hell), and completed with artwork by M.G. Miller (Bongripper, Lord Mantis, Sick/Tired), NEQUIENT’s Wolves At The Door is an explosive album full of unrelenting energy fans of Converge, Baptists, Cursed, All Pigs Must Die, and similar metallic hardcore/punk should not ignore.

Offers NEQUIENT’s vocalist Jason Kolkey, “As the album’s opening track, ‘Scorcher’ is meant to slap you in the face with hook-laden metallic hardcore and make sure you’re paying attention. When Patrick, our guitarist, first showed the riffs to our drummer, Chris, he said the song was a ‘scorcher.’ I decided I wasn’t going to come up with a better title than that. The lyrics are about toxic individuals with addictive personalities and the way they involve others in their drive toward self-destruction. ‘Scorcher’ introduces a key theme for the album, which explores how those bleak, fatalistic impulses can infect an entire culture.”

Toilet Ov Hell declares, “Your first taste of Wolves At The Door is ‘Scorcher’, the opening track and a fitting introduction to an album that’s gonna punch through your door like the Kool-Aid Man, drink all your beers, and make you tearfully apologize to your dad for clearing out his booze stash. ‘Scorcher’ bursts to life with a godawful clatter and slams it into high gear with d-beat madness. Fans of Early Graves will welcome this track with open arms.”

Hear NEQUIENT’s “Scorcher” through Toilet Ov Hell now at THIS LOCATION.

Nefarious Industries will release Wolves At The Door on CD and digital platforms on May 18th; find preorders HERE. Sassbologna Records will release a limited tape edition.

Wolves At The Door Track Listing:
1. Scorcher
2. ROI
3. Cult of Ignorance
4. Screaming Across the Sky
5. Mammon and Moloch
6. Cat’s Cradle
7. On the Day of Execution
8. Kakistocracy
9. Blast Beats and Cocaine
10. Coins for the Ferryman
11. The Devil’s Party

NEQUIENT is booking a hometown release show for the album as well as more widespread regional tours in conjunction with the release of Wolves At The Door. Watch for tour dates, additional audio samples, and more to be released in the weeks ahead.

NEQUIENT’s initial lineup came together in early 2014 to play raw, vicious crust. Over the course of several personnel shifts, the band honed its sharp delivery as a live unit and worked on increasingly varied new material. The band began touring regionally and recorded 2015’s Infinite Regress EP with producer Pete Grossmann at Bricktop Recording. In early 2017, the group settled on its current four-piece configuration and spearheaded a politically motivated benefit compilation titled Fight Liar With Fire, issued through Sassbologna Records. Later the same year, the band returned to Bricktop, recording first proper full-length album, Wolves At The Door.

Bursting with an unrelenting eleven-track assault, Wolves At The Door shows off NEQUIENT’s growth as writers and performers earned through their years of DIY recording and touring, without sacrificing an ounce of pummeling aggression. Drawing from a wide range of influences – including crust, sludge, grind, old-school death metal, and black metal – NEQUIENT pummels listeners from all directions but never forgets to land the hook. They specialize in relentless, fleet-fingered riffs backed by d-beats, single-foot blasts, and an array of inventive fills. The vocals shift from mid-range barks to death metal grunts and pained shrieks, unified by inexhaustible aggression and a lyrical bent toward social critique.

NEQUIENT:
Chris Avgerin – drums
Keenan Clifford – bass
Patrick Conahan – guitar
Jason Kolkey – vocals

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Label Spotlight: Nefarious Industries – Decibel Magazine

Check out this rad spotlight on Nefarious Industries, up now at Decibel. Everything you every wanted to know about the label, and a glimpse at what’s coming in 2018!

If you seek off-kilter music, Nefarious Industries is the label you need to be following. More a collective of like-minded individuals than a proper record label, Nefarious Industries is home to a diverse array of artists that range from very metal, to metal-related, to not metal at all. Two of Nefarious’ most-trusted operators took the time to speak to Decibel about running “a label that showcases the most adventurous and least commercially viable artists that it can manage to locate.”

Read the entire feature HERE.

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