Having recently announced the release of their upcoming full-length on Deathwish Inc., Burnt Sugar, Florida hardcore band Gouge Away have released a new song from the record, entitled “Only Friend”. The four-piece Ft. Lauderdale band, who’ve been climbing the ranks through constant touring and packed venues, the band’s evolution is an exciting one, too – considering the new song has very obvious Fugazi and The Jesus Lizard influences.
For the uninitiated, watch a full set of the band from 2016, courtesy of hate5six. It gives a pretty solid introduction to what you’ll find at a Gouge Away show – clearly, they’re a band with plenty to say.
Loud, raw and brief, Fort Lauderdale’s Gouge Away debuts in impressive fashion on their freshman effort. , Dies, an aggressive female-fronted hardcore punk album marked by blistering riffs, paint-peeling vocals and unapologetically aware lyrics, is a must-hear. Continue reading
The third and final day of FEST was Sunday, November 1st. Even though it was the last day of bands, food, and friends, it was still just as much fun as the past two days (or four, if you’re counting Pre Fest!) were. Read on after the jump to see how it was.