Formerly based in Shanghai, hardcore punk band Spill Your Guts have released a track off their upcoming full-length ‘The Wrath it Takes’. The band’s bandcamp has pre-orders up for a whole bunch of cool vinyl colorways and is being released on PermCityPunk Records (Russia), Trepanation Recordings (UK) and Graboid Of The Ground Records (China).
SYG teamed up with Scott Middleton from Cancer Bats, who not only produced, recorded, and mastered the record, but helped the band define their own musical sound, as well as crafting their somewhat complicated story. SYG recorded at Schoolhouse Studios in Hamilton, Canada with the help of recording and mixing engineer Nick Ginn, and engineering assistant Andy Dmytryshyn.
In the band’s own words:
“The Wrath It Takes is the record we’ve always dreamed of making; the record that will destroy venues while handing out high fives; the record that took us several years of hardship to write, produce and record. This record, more than anything we’ve ever released or written, sonically displays the emotional grit and turmoil that we endured to get to this point in our career as a band.
Each song on this record exhibits its own nuanced, balanced characteristics of melody and aggression fused with rasping vocals and ferocious percussion. As a band we lived through an extreme grasp on life by the government, which escalated into our homes being raided, constant live show raids and cancellations, arrests, and deportations from the country. As we witnessed our scene being forced back into invite-only jam room studio shows, it seemed like personal problems just kept piling on top of it all. The resulting turmoil in our lives meant that lyrically this record took a much darker and deeper path than anything we’ve written before and focused on a threaded narrative of personal liberation; from relationships, from governments, from societies, and from very real turning points in our lives that we’ve all had to go through.”