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Nefarious Industries enthusiastically welcomes Georgia-based riffmanglers DYING WHALE to their rapidly-expanding commune of chaos, and is plotting the early 2017 release of their recently completed Last Moments Of Misery album.

DYING WHALE is an unpredictable force of chaos. They have been dishing out their own breed of genre-defying and intentionally confounding doom-punk since 2010, hitting the road constantly and destroying clubs along the way. Last Moments Of Misery was tracked at Earthsound Studios in the band’s hometown of Valdosta, Georgia, with engineer/producer Lee Dyess (Mayday Parade, From First to Last, I Set My Friends on Fire), and features vocal contributions from Rich Weinberger (Gatherers), Jeff Hill (Machinist!), Kelby Clark (Divorce Ring), Nannen Gatchell (Smiler), and Victor Skamiera (Fero Lux). Unifying elements of metal, sludge, and hardcore with ferociously raw emotional delivery, Last Moments of Misery molds the listening experience and will leave you breathless.

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DYING WHALE: March Tour With Machinist! Begins Next Week; Last Moments Of Misery Out Now + New Recordings Planned – Earsplit Compound

Next week, Georgia’s DYING WHALE will raid the Southern and Midwest US on an eight-city tour with their cohorts in Machinist!

DYING WHALE is out shoving their crushing new Last Moments Of Misery album down the throats of anyone in reach, following its release through Nefarious Industries issued in early February. With infectious and ferociously raw emotional delivery, Last Moments Of Misery coalesces elements of metal, sludge, and hardcore into an encompassing sound, infused with a theme which revolves around the dark periods in our lives, and the idea of not having a place in this world or a home in the afterlife has fueled the storyline.

The new tour will begin Thursday, March 16th on DYING WHALE’s home turf in Valdosta, followed by shows in Pensacola, Houston, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Cincinnati, Nashville, with the final stop in Dothan, Alabama on March 25th. Their bros in Machinist! taking part in the melee.

Stream and pay-what-you-want for DYING WHALE’s Last Moments Of Misery and see ordering options for the CD HERE.

DYING WHALE w/ Machinist!:
3/16/2017 Williams Street – Valdosta, GA
3/17/2017 Handlebar – Pensacola, FL
3/18/2017 White Swan – Houston, TX
3/19/2017 Your Mom’s Place – Oklahoma City, OK
3/20/2017 Dr. Jack’s Drinkery – Omaha, NE
3/21/2017 The Fremont – Des Moines, IA
3/22/2017 Damien’s Den (house show) – Chicago, IL
3/23/2017 Rake’s End – Cincinnati, OH
3/24/2017 Boulevard Record Shop – Nashville, TN
3/25/2017 Nasty Fest 2017 – Dothan, AL

DYING WHALE has secured studio time post-tour to record several new tracks for various smaller follow-up releases to Last Moments Of Misery later in the year. Stand by for new details as they’re created.

Decibel Magazine offers, “Last Moments Of Misery is a tour de force that pulls from a host of sounds. Album opener ‘Black Sky Absorbs You In’ sets the tone for the record: frantic riffing, energetic vocals and a hardcore breakdown are all territory DYING WHALE treads in less than two minutes. And the whole record is like that. New Noise Magazine’s interrogation called the album, “a monster… bringing to mind Keelhaul, Kylesa, and Kalibas,” noting, “Sludgy in spots, hardcore in others, but all the while held together by threads of aggression and—if you listen closely enough—subtle beauty.” Svbterranean’s 8/10 review raved, “Last Moments Of Misery is a rambunctious, unpredictable record that will batter and bruise, but will leave fans of volatile hardcore with stupid grins on their faces. This record is turbulent, savage, complex, and is a massive leap forward for this Georgia band.”

DYING WHALE tracked Last Moments Of Misery at Earthsound Studios in the band’s hometown in February 2015, their fourth time working with engineer/producer Lee Dyess (Mayday Parade, From First to Last, I Set My Friends On Fire). Following a lineup shift, this is the first of the band’s recordings to feature bassist Matt Zagorski also handling vocals, which mesh with the explosive and multifaceted delivery of guitarist Josh Zorn. Drummer Eli Werth makes his debut with the band, adding an element of urgency to the music that wasn’t fully captured before. With additional vocal contributions from Rich Weinberger (Gatherers), Jeff Hill (Machinist!), Kelby Clark (Divorce Ring), Nannen Gatchell (Smiler), and Victor Skamiera (Fero Lux) spread throughout the twelve-song album.

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DYING WHALE: Last Moments Of Misery – Indy Metal Vault

DYING WHALE rides between the steps of doom and the waves of panic with Last Moments of Misery. […] There is little comfort to be found here…” – Indy Metal Vault

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Album Review: DYING WHALE “Last Moments Of Misery” – Metal Riot

“…despite the somewhat shorter song duration the material is so energized and ass kicking that you feel like you got your mosh nut. […] DYING WHALE also have a clear punk streak which makes the material sharper and more urgent, less plodding or worried about proving they are evil metal dudes and more interested in just peeling your face off.” – Metal Riot

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DYING WHALE: Last Moments Of Misery – Rock! Shock! Pop!

“The album kicks off with opener ‘Black Sky Absorbs You In’, a two minute rager that puts the band’s obvious Jesus Lizard influence way up front. […] ‘One Final First Kiss’ spends four minutes in David Yow inspired Hell, with some completely unhinged vocals, heavy bass and drum work, and some guitar playing that just comes at you from all directions. […] ‘The Cloud I Hold’ is a three minute slab of absolute vocal and musical insanity. How do you describe this? It’s non-stop fury, righteous anger channeled through precise instrumentation camouflaged by absolutely thunderous riffing.

You’re gonna need a nap after you listen to this thing.” – Rock! Shock! Pop!

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DYING WHALE Balance Aggression With Harmony On ‘Last Moments Of Misery’ – Interview with New Noise Magazine

“a monster… bringing to mind Keelhaul, Kylesa, and Kalibas. […] Sludgy in spots, hardcore in others, but all the while held together by threads of aggression and—if you listen closely enough—subtle beauty.” – New Noise Magazine

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DYING WHALE: No Blubber Here – Metal Trenches

“Between their fun-but-technical riffing and occasional experimention, they have plenty of what you’re looking for. You’ll recieve plenty of bruises from the typical hardcore flair, but be ready for some interesting side steps into odd territory like the Danny Elfman-ish passage in ‘One Final First Kiss,’ the noisey, sludgy intro and Buckley-esque singing of “Distress,” or the odd mantras of ‘Denial.'” – Metal Trenches

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DYING WHALE: Last Moments Of Misery – Toilet ov Hell

Last Moments of Misery is a throwback to the early days of the American hardcore scene with a metallic twist. It’s raw, emotional, and all types of nasty. The songs sound like they were born on the beer-and-piss-soaked floors of a graffiti-covered punk house. No fancy recording tricks, no production sweetening; just wild-eyed and heavy. Don’t get in DYING WHALE’s way. You’re just going to get hurt. RIYL: Converge, All Else Failed, Trap Them” – Toilet ov Hell

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DYING WHALE: Last Moments Of Misery – Wonderbox Metal

“Crossing bits of Association Area, Botch, Cave In, Gallows, Shai Hulud, Will Haven and others, Last Moments of Misery is a surprisingly varied and engaging release that covers a lot of bases in its relatively short playing time. The band obviously have their own individualistic vision for what they want to achieve and as far as I can tell they tick all of the necessary boxes on this album.” – Wonderbox Metal

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DYING WHALE: Last Moments Of Misery – Mass Movement

“This is how the world ends, not with a bang but with a DYING WHALE, howling at the forces of cosmic creation and the celestial forge in which they were unleashed countless aeons ago. Born in a screaming vortex of untampered heavy fury, DYING WHALE have harnessed and fused the spirits and energy of Catharsis, Tragedy, Buzzov-en, Turmoil, and Logical Nonsense and with Last Moments of Misery have sent their missive of exalted metallic hardcore destruction out into the masses to reap, rend and tear at, and as it, will. Rejoice, for DYING WHALE is here and the end is nigh…” – Mass Movement

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Full Album Stream: DYING WHALE ‘Last Moments Of Misery’ – Decibel Magazine

“…frantic riffing, energetic vocals and a hardcore breakdown are all territory DYING WHALE treads in less than two minutes. And the whole record is like that.” – Decibel Magazine

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DYING WHALE: Last Moments Of Misery Playing At Decibel Magazine; Album Out Friday + Tour Dates With Machinist! Posted – Earsplit Compound


[photo by Cameron Flaisch]

Last Moments Of Misery, the pounding new full-length release from Georgia-based hardcore/punk outfit DYING WHALE, is now playing at Decibel Magazine ahead of its release through Nefarious Industries this Friday.

With infectious and ferociously raw emotional delivery, Last Moments Of Misery coalesces elements of metal, sludge, and hardcore into an encompassing sound, infused with a theme which revolves around the dark periods in our lives, and the idea of not having a place in this world or a home in the afterlife has fueled the storyline. With their exclusive, early stream of the album, Decibel Magazine offers, “Coming from the Nefarious Industries camp is DYING WHALE, a sludge/punk/hardcore trio blasting out of Georgia. Now a three-piece with a slew of guest vocal appearances, Last Moments Of Misery is a tour de force that pulls from a host of sounds. Album opener ‘Black Sky Absorbs You In’ sets the tone for the record: frantic riffing, energetic vocals and a hardcore breakdown are all territory DYING WHALE treads in less than two minutes. And the whole record is like that.”

Hear DYING WHALE’s Last Moments Of Misery only at Decibel RIGHT HERE.

Nefarious Industries will release Last Moments Of Misery on CD and digital formats on February 3rd; preorders can be placed HERE.

Following a tour of the Eastern US in December, DYING WHALE remains active crushing audiences live with the tunes from Last Moments Of Misery, with a record release show booked just days after the album’s release, next Monday, February 6th in their hometown of Valdosta, Georgia with Jucifer and others. The band also announces their March tour dates with their allies in Machinist!, which see both acts making a run through the Southern and Midwest states. With seven shows currently confirmed between March 16th and 25th, additional shows are likely being added to the routing.

DYING WHALE Tour Dates:
2/06/2017 Ashley Street Station – Valdosta, GA *record release show w/ Jucifer
3/16/2017 Williams Street – Valdosta, GA w/ Machinist!
3/17/2017 Handlebar – Pensacola, FL w/ Machinist!
3/18/2017 White Swan – Houston, TX w/ Machinist!
3/19/2017 Your Moms Place – Oklahoma City, OK w/ Machinist!
3/20/2017 Dr. Jacks Drinkery – Omaha, NE w/ Machinist!
3/23/2017 Rakes End – Cincinnati, OH w/ Machinist!
3/25/2017 Uflyfest – Dothan, AL w/ Machinist!

DYING WHALE tracked Last Moments Of Misery at Earthsound Studios in the band’s hometown in February 2015, their fourth time working with engineer/producer Lee Dyess (Mayday Parade, From First to Last, I Set My Friends On Fire). Following a lineup shift, this is the first of the band’s recordings to feature bassist Matt Zagorski also handling vocals, which mesh with the explosive and multifaceted delivery of guitarist Josh Zorn. Drummer Eli Werth makes his debut with the band, adding an element of urgency to the music that wasn’t fully captured before. With additional vocal contributions from Rich Weinberger (Gatherers), Jeff Hill (Machinist!), Kelby Clark (Divorce Ring), Nannen Gatchell (Smiler), and Victor Skamiera (Fero Lux) spread throughout the twelve-song album.

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Review: DYING WHALE “Last Moments of Misery” – Svbterranean

Last Moments of Misery is a rambunctious, unpredictable record that will batter and bruise, but will leave fans of volatile hardcore with stupid grins on their faces. This record is turbulent, savage, complex, and is a massive leap forward for this Georgia band.” – Svbterranean

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Scream at a Wall: CONVERGE, POWER TRIP, DYING WHALE, and More! – Nerdist

“…a relentless hardcore band with a dash of noisecore thrown in for good measure. There are hints of bands like Unsane in this sound, but DYING WHALE is faster and more technical. It’s good stuff, no doubt, and it sounds nothing like you’d expect. Some noise-driven hardcore is just what the doctor ordered, so turn up the volume and crank DYING WHALE. You won’t regret it.” – Nerdist

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DYING WHALE: Georgia Punk/Hardcore Trio Unloads New Track From Nefarious Industries-Bound Last Moments Of Misery Via IDIOTEQ – Earsplit Compound


[photo by Cameron Flaisch]

Georgia’s DYING WHALE has issued a new single from their Nefarious Industries-bound Last Moments Of Misery album, releasing “The Cloud I Hold” through IDIOTEQ webzine.

Unifying elements of metal, sludge, and hardcore with ferociously raw emotional delivery, DYING WHALE’s Last Moments Of Misery molds the listening experience and will leave you breathless. Thematically, the record revolves around the dark periods in our lives, and the idea of not having a place in this world or a home in the afterlife has fueled the storyline.

The band’s Matt Zagorski offers of the new single, “’The Cloud I Hold’ relates to so many people I come in contact with every day. The feeling that you can’t speak up and tell the ones you love that you are barely holding on. All you hope for is them to tie you up and force you to tell them you don’t see your life worth living. It feels like your last chance of life. Expose me.”

Stream “The Cloud I Hold” via IDIOTEQ at THIS LOCATION.

Also, stream the album’s “One Final First Kiss” HERE.

Nefarious Industries will release Last Moments Of Misery on CD and digital formats on February 3rd; preorders can be placed HERE.

Following a tour of the Eastern US in December, DYING WHALE is close to announcing another leg of regional touring in support of Last Moments Of Misery. Stand by for updates in the coming days. The band has booked a record release show for the album, set to take place on February 6th in Valdosta, Georgia with Jucifer and more.

DYING WHALE Live:
2/06/2017 Ashley Street Station – Valdosta, GA *record release show w/ Jucifer

DYING WHALE tracked Last Moments Of Misery at Earthsound Studios in the band’s hometown of Valdosta, Georgia in February 2015, their fourth time working with engineer/producer Lee Dyess (Mayday Parade, From First to Last, I Set My Friends On Fire) as they feel fully at home in his studio. Following a lineup shift, this is the first of the band’s recordings to feature bassist Matt Zagorski also handling vocals, which mesh with the explosive and multifaceted delivery of guitarist Josh Zorn. Drummer Eli Werth makes his debut with the band, adding an element of urgency to the music that wasn’t fully captured before. With additional vocal contributions from Rich Weinberger (Gatherers), Jeff Hill (Machinist!), Kelby Clark (Divorce Ring), Nannen Gatchell (Smiler), and Victor Skamiera (Fero Lux) spread throughout the twelve-song melee.

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DYING WHALE: Last Moments of Misery – Tzertzelos

“[DYING WHALE]’s music is a more than exciting combination of hardcore punk, metal, and sludge. Some people call this post hardcore. However, genres come and go. Creativity is what matters and this is the case here. I think we have struck gold.” – Tzertzelos

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DYING WHALE Issues Details Of Nefarious Industries-Bound Last Moments Of Misery; Track Playing At New Noise Magazine + Tour Begins Next Week – Earsplit Compound

Dying Whale

Georgia-based hardcore punk outfit DYING WHALE has issued the full details and February street date for the release of their Nefarious Industries-bound Last Moments Of Misery album. In addition, New Noise Magazine has premiered a track from the album, and the band announces a bout of December tour dates which begin next week.

DYING WHALE tracked Last Moments Of Misery at Earthsound Studios in the band’s hometown of Valdosta, Georgia in February 2015, their fourth time working with engineer/producer Lee Dyess (Mayday Parade, From First to Last, I Set My Friends On Fire) as they feel fully at home in his studio. Following a lineup shift, this is the first of the band’s recordings to feature bassist Matt Zagorski also handling vocals, which mesh with the explosive and multifaceted delivery of guitarist Josh Zorn. Drummer Eli Werth makes his debut with the band, adding an element of urgency to the music that wasn’t fully captured before. With additional vocal contributions from Rich Weinberger (Gatherers), Jeff Hill (Machinist!), Kelby Clark (Divorce Ring), Nannen Gatchell (Smiler), and Victor Skamiera (Fero Lux) spread throughout the twelve-song melee.

Unifying elements of metal, sludge, and hardcore with ferociously raw emotional delivery, Last Moments Of Misery molds the listening experience and will leave you breathless. Thematically, the record revolves around the dark periods in our lives, and the idea of not having a place in this world or a home in the afterlife has fueled the storyline.

New Noise Magazine is hosting an exclusive stream of “One Final First Kiss” from the album at THIS LOCATION.

Nefarious Industries will release Last Moments Of Misery on CD and digital formats on February 3rd; preorders have been posted HERE.

Touring in support of Last Moments Of Misery is already taking place preceding its release, as DYING WHALE has booked an Eastern US tour which begins next week. From December 12th through the 22nd the band will shred through Gainesville, Margate, St. Augustine, Atlanta, Norfolk, Richmond, Winston-Salem, Cincinnati, Louisville, and Columbus, joined by Gaffer Project and Accident Prone on select dates. Additional tour dates surrounding the release of the album are being planned.

DYING WHALE Tour Dates:
12/12/2016 Hardback Cafe – Gainesville, FL w/ Gaffer Project
12/13/2016 Inwell Pub – Margate, FL
12/14/2015 Sarbez – St. Augustine, FL w/ Gaffer Project
12/15/2016 Wonderroot – Atlanta, GA
12/16/2016 Norfolk Taphouse – Norfolk, VA w/ Accident Prone
12/17/2016 McCormack’s – Richmond, VA w/ Accident Prone
12/18/2016 Test Pattern – Winston-Salem, NC w/ Accident Prone
12/19/2016 Rakes End – Cincinnati, OH
12/20/2016 Highlands Taproom – Louisville, KY
12/22/2016 The Estate – Columbus, GA

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DYING WHALE: Georgia Outfit Joins The Nefarious Industries Family; Last Moments Of Misery To See Early 2017 Release – Earsplit Compound

Dying Whale
[photo by Cameron Flaisch]

Nefarious Industries enthusiastically welcomes Georgia-based riffmanglers DYING WHALE to their rapidly-expanding commune of chaos, and is plotting the early 2017 release of their recently completed Last Moments Of Misery album.

DYING WHALE is an unpredictable force of chaos. They have been dishing out their own breed of genre-defying and intentionally confounding doom-punk since 2010, hitting the road constantly and destroying clubs along the way. Last Moments Of Misery was tracked at Earthsound Studios in the band’s hometown of Valdosta, Georgia, with engineer/producer Lee Dyess (Mayday Parade, From First to Last, I Set My Friends on Fire), and features vocal contributions from Rich Weinberger (Gatherers), Jeff Hill (Machinist!), Kelby Clark (Divorce Ring), Nannen Gatchell (Smiler), and Victor Skamiera (Fero Lux). Unifying elements of metal, sludge, and hardcore with ferociously raw emotional delivery, Last Moments of Misery molds the listening experience and will leave you breathless.

Last Moments Of Misery will see release in the first months of 2017; stand by for a street date, the album artwork, audio previews, and more to be announced in the weeks ahead.

DYING WHALE is currently booking a US December tour, which will be finalized and announced in the coming days, with more routes being lined up for early next year as well.

DYING WHALE:
Matt Zagorski – vocals, bass
Josh Zorn – guitar
Eli Werth – drums

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