With several EP releases under their belt over the course of five years, Spill Your Guts have released their first full-length album entitled Hungry Crows. The nine-track LP is available now and will followed by a release show at China Hardcore Festival (CNHC) in Wuhan and a Russian mega-tour.
Staying true to the spirit of D.I.Y. punk, the quintet of Shanghai expatriates – hailing from Russia, Canada, Scotland and Malaysia – produced and recorded the album on their own, this time concocting what may be the band’s most eclectic effort to date. While those familiar with SYG’s previous releases and live shows expect blast beats, dive bombs and bloody-murder screams – which Hungry Crows have in abundance – the band is exploring new territories that might challenge the very definition of hardcore music. The slow and sludgy track ‘Praise The Fire’ is more Louisiana heavy metal than skate punk (way more), the melodic chord progressions of ‘Satan Threesome’ is straight-up Scandinavian rock n’ roll, and ‘Riotica’ contains lyrical nods to Madonna. Rules be damned: if three words can describe the band’s mission objective, it would be ‘Let’s. Have. Fun’.
Spill Your Guts introduced their explosive brand of hardcore in 2012, and have since toured all over China and South East Asia. The band has shared the stage with the likes of Millions of Dead Cops and The Casualties, ACxDC, While She Sleeps, No Turning Back, Desolated, Big D and the Kids Table, Living With Lions, War Of Ages etc and are now about to embark on a 5000km cross-Russia tour which kicks off on 28 September.
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