New Music: SoCal’s Obliterations Take On The Old Hardcore Sound


A tribute to the old hardcore sound. Obliterations have released a new track that not only pays homage to the greats of hardcore, but also blasts away the idea that bands in this day and age cannot reach that level. The track “The One That Got Away” is off of the band’s upcoming LP, Poison Everything, due out October 28th, via Southern Lord. The scratchy bass riff kicks off the call to war, with the drums leading the charge with vicious snare hits. The guitars are quick-paced, altering chord progressions with a shredding solo in the bridge.

The vocals are higher pitched, reminiscent of a death metal approach to screaming. They are sharp and energetic, never losing pace or ferocity throughout the whole track. The one complaint I have is that the album is not out, because the song is only just shy of two minutes long. While waiting for the album, go out and see the band slaughter the West Coast starting October 15th, with Baptists and Torch Runner.

Stream Obliterations’ “The One That Got Away” at:

Obliterations Tour Dates:

8/16/2014 The 8Bit Gallery – Los Angeles, CA @ Echo Park Rising Festival w/ The Shrine, Mr. Elevator and The Brain Hotel, Death Valley Girls, more

Fall West Coast Tour

w/ Baptists, Torch Runner
10/15/2014 Los Globos – Los Angeles, CA Southern Lord Showcase w/ Excel, Goatsnake, The Offenders, Xibalba, Baptists, Torch Runner
10/17/2014 Hard To Find Space – Santa Barbara, CA *
10/18/2014 Black Flame Collective – San Bernadino, CA *
10/19/2014 Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ @ Southwest Terror Fest #
10/20/2014 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA *
10/21/2014 The Knockout – San Francisco, CA *
10/23/2014 Slabtown – Portland, OR
10/24/2014 Chop Suey – Seattle, WA
10/25/2014 Biltmore Vancouver, BC
10/26/2014 Lucky Bar – Victoria, BC
10/28/2014 Wandering Goat – Eugene, OR ^
10/29/2014 TBA – Santa Rosa, CA **^
10/30/2014 Eli’s Mile High Club – Oakland, CA **^
* w/ The Offenders
** w/ Creative Adult
^ w/o Baptists
# w/o Torch Runner

Obiliterations Fall European Tour:

11/18/2014 Green Door – Brighton, UK
11/19/2014 Barfly – London, UK
11/20/2014 Bloc – Glasgow, UK
11/22/2014 ACU – Utrecht, Netherlands @ Le Guess Who Fest
11/23/2014 JuHa West – Stuttgart, Germany
11/24/2014 Gebäude 9 – Gologne, Germany
11/25/2014 Turmzimmer – Hamburg, Germany
11/26/2014 Templet – Lyngby, Denmark
11/27/2014 TBA – Berlin, Germany
11/28/2014 007 – Prague, Czech Republic
11/29/2014 Lofi Club – Milan, Italy
11/30/2014 Freakout Club – Bologna, Italy
12/01/2014 Le Romandie – Lausanne, Switzerland
12/02/2014 Arena – Vienna, Austria
12/03/2014 Backstage Bar – Munich, Germany
12/04/2014 Rocas – Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
12/05/2014 VK – Brussels, Belgium
12/06/2014 4AD – Diksmuide, Belgium
12/07/2014 Ponyhof – Frankfurt, Germany

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