Savanna, Georgia-based metallic/straight edge hardcore sect, Vatican, just unveiled the new EP through Sorrow Carrier Records. The entire record has been cast out early through an exclusive stream at Decibel Magazine.
Vatican’s Ache Of Eternity was recorded by Kris Hilbert at Legitimate Business (Advent, Torch Runner, Red Death, Joy) in May of 2017, mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Integrity, Nails, Xibalba) and bears art by Spencer Guerrero and photography by Nathan Fitzgerald. While some tracks meld corrosive vocals somewhere between Zao, Caliban, and Carcass, with the unhinged aggression of Martyr A.D., the barely-controlled chaos of Converge and Burnt By The Sun, the groove of Machine Head, and the bloodthirsty beatdown of One King Down, others open the heart as much as the pit, a la Poison The Well and It Dies Today.
Decibel issues of Ache Of Eternity, “There are a lot of influences at play on Ache of Eternity—from the chaotic nature of Converge to the bulldozing heaviness of Zao, Martyr A.D. or Hatebreed—making the EP a satisfying listen from the rising hardcore band.”
Vatican has just returned home from two concurrent East Coast US tours in support of Ache Of Eternity, and announces another new run of shows. From September 27th through 30th the band will storm through the south, with shows in Baton Rouge, Houston, Corpus Christi, and San Antonio. VATICAN will be touring alongside Purity (ex-Presagers) and Trust Issues for this run, and the tour’s final show is at Hope For Shelter Fest with the likes of Homewrecker, Greg Bennick (Trial), Sworn Vengeance, Die Young, Dwell, Heavens Die, Riot Stares, Time Walk, Strengthen What Remains, Out Of Body, and more.
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