Dope Records announce the signing of Korean hardcore heavyweights 13 Steps

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Another great piece of news exploded onto our social media just a few minutes ago.

One of our all time favorite Asian hardcore bands 13 Steps from South Korea have inked a deal with Korean record label Dope Records/Entertainment. This partnership is AMAZING on so many levels. First of all, Dope Records has been run by a person, Kevin, who always goes out of his way to help other Asian bands find ways to perform in Korea. He has also been instrumental in releasing foreign metal records in Korea beginning his career by distributing and becoming Roadrunner Records’ main man in Korea.

13 Steps, as mentioned above, has consistently been one of the strongest hardcore bands in Asia in terms of releasing badass records, stellar songs, live shows that are second to none, and have been at this game since 2000. This band has also never been afraid to experiment on every subsequent release. Each record marks a change in sound and aesthetic for the boys yet manage to maintain that “hardcore” spirit which you hear loud and clear on each release.

As you can hear with the debut track below off of their upcoming 10-track album Venom, which will be their first release on Dope Records/Entertainment, this new album has taken a much more decidedly metal approach. Dokyo, the vocalist, is quite literally spitting venom on this track seething with anger. Under a title like The End of All Hopes how could he not be? The way the world has lost its fucking mind these past few months, could you fault his sense of hopelessness?

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The record is up for pre-order now and this is how you can do it:

CD: 16USD (includes shipping!)
*If you buy more than one – each following CD will only be 13USD

1. Paypal money to the following address: [email protected]

2. Email a screenshot of your transfer to [email protected]

3. In the email INCLUDE: Full Name | Address to ship the release to

If you order the CD NOW it comes signed by the band!

 We love 13 Steps and we LOVE Dope Records/Entertainment so this is an exceptionally exciting piece of Asian heavy music news!


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