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.
Chris Avgerin – Drums
Keenan Clifford – Bass
Patrick Conahan – Guitar
Jason Kolkey – Vocals