[photo by Nicolas Côté]
Chicago metallic hardcore hybrid NEQUIENT announces their upcoming summer tour in support of their still smoldering Wolves At The Door album in the aftermath of its release through Nefarious Industries in May.
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.
NEQUIENT will now take Wolves At The Door on tour across the Eastern US. The tour will begin July 27th in Indianapolis and hit Akron, Greensboro, Richmond, Baltimore, Providence, Brooklyn, Sugar Loaf, Philadelphia, before the final show in Columbus August 5th. The diverse DIY-booked trek will see the band playing with a wide array of acts including Shroud Of Vulture, Maid Myriad, Brimstone Coven, Replicant, Gridfailure, THÆTAS, Laces Out, The Black Antler, and more.
Stream NEQUIENT’s Wolves At The Door in its entirety RIGHT HERE.
NEQUIENT Tour Dates:
7/27/2018 Kuma’s Garage – Indianapolis, IN w/ Ishia and Shroud Of Vulture
7/28/2018 Annabell’s – Akron OH w/ Maid Myriad
7/29/2018 NYP – Greensboro, NC
7/30/2018 Wonderland – Richmond, VA
7/31/2018 Sidebar – Baltimore, MD w/ Uncle Buck, Salem [info]
8/01/2018 Dusk – Providence, RI w/ Brimstone Coven, Gasoline Virgins, Moerassig
8/02/2018 Lucky 13 – Brooklyn, NY w/ Replicant, Gridfailure, THÆTAS [info]
8/03/2018 Milk Weed – Sugar Loaf, NY w/ Laces Out, The Never Never, Helm
8/04/2018 TBA – Philadelphia, PA
8/05/2018 Cafe Bourbon Street – Columbus, OH w/ The Black Antler, Grayhawk [info]
Wolves At The Door is available digitally and on CD via Nefarious Industries; place orders at the site HERE and via Bandcamp. HERE. Sassbologna Records issued a limited tape edition available HERE.
Wolves At The Door dispatches a metallic hybrid of punk-fueled hardcore, 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.
Decibel Magazine posts, “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.” Invisible Oranges offers in part, “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. NEQUIENTis aware of this precarious line… Wolves At The Door — rips hard in its apocalyptic hue.” Toilet Ov Hell referred 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.” Sonic Abuse gave the album a 9/10 review warning that Wolves At The Door is, “every bit as feral as the title implies, the band offering up eleven ear-drum searing tracks in just under forty minutes…Wolves At The Door will appeal to those who worry converge edge too close to conventional melodicism and is the living embodiment of the term relentless.”