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Baptists’ “Harm Induction” is Punishing, Pummeling


Baptists Band PhotoIf you are not excited about the impending release of the new Baptist album, Bloodmines, I can only assume that you have heretofore never heard Baptists before, are deaf, or just hate metal in general. Baptists’ 2013 release, Bushcraft, is more explosive than a post-White Castle diarrhea; like that album, Bloodmines was produced by Converge’s Kurt Ballou, who seems to have both a psychic gift for getting in on the ground level with awesome bands (Kvelertak, Trap Them, Meek is Murder, etc.) and supernatural inability to suck. Right now, all evidence suggests that Bloodmines is going to be vying for a spot on pretty much everyone’s 2014 year-end list.

Amongst this evidence is “Harm Induction,” a track from Bloodmines that has now premiered via Terrorizer. Let me tell you: this is some mean-spirited shit. The drums have roughly the same effect as being battered by a super-fast octopus, and the guitars are as cleansing as a kerosene bath. As my man Anso likes to say, U WILL JAM:

Baptists’ We Only Make Albums with Titles that Begin with the Letter “B” comes out October 14 on Southern Lord. The band also has a fuckton of tour dates coming up. Get those below, courtesy of The PRP:

10/11 Edmonton, AB – The Artery (‘Up + Downtown Fest‘)
10/12 Calgary, AB – Nite Owl

w/ Obliterations and Torch Runner:

10/15 Los Angeles, CA – Los Globos (‘Southern Lord Showcase‘) (feat. Excel, Goatsnake, etc.)
10/17 Santa Barbara, CA – Hard To Find Space (feat. The Offenders)
10/18 San Bernardino, CA – Black Flame Collective (feat. The Offenders)
10/19 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre (‘Southwest Terror Fest‘) (no Torch Runner)
10/20 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar (feat. The Offenders)
10/21 San Francisco, CA – The Knockout (feat. The Offenders)
10/23 Portland, OR – Slabtown
10/24 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
10/25 Vancouver, BC – Biltmore
10/26 Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar

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