On the edge of madness

Sanity Decays
Closed Casket Activities
27 January 2015


Columbia South Carolina-based quartet, DISCOURSE, have hooked up with Troy, New York-based hardcore label, Closed Casket Activities, for the release of their first LP, Sanity Decays.

DISCOURSE was formed in 2011. They released a demo in the autumn of that year and began touring locally and abroad. The band issued a Turmoil cover to a Casa de Diversion compilation including Twitching Tongues, Masakari, Heartless and more than thirty other acts in early 2012, and in the Spring of that year recorded two new tracks and pressed those and the debut demo tracks together via Headfirst Records and Bitter Melody Records. In the Summer of 2013, the band released the Curse of Consciousness 7” through Mayfly Records, which was followed by two US tours. Additionally, the band has undertaken various East Coast and Midwest runs, touring with the likes of Code Orange, Twitching Tongues, Backtrack, Bent Life, Homewrecker, and Raindance and performed with the likes of the Cro-Mags, Earth Crisis, Nails, Xibalba, Power Trip, Incendiary, Mammoth Grinder and countless others.

In the autumn of 2013, DISCOURSE signed to Closed Casket Activities for the release of their debut full-length, Sanity Decays, joining the label’s extensive roster which includes releases from Twitching Tongues, Harm’s Way, Xibalba, Incendiary and Suburban Scum and many others.

The band entered Bricktop Recording Studio in Chicago, Illinois in March of 2014 with Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos) to lay down some tunes and in April tracked the vocals at The Jam Room with Jay Matheson in the band’s hometown. Nelson mixed the tracks and they were shipped to Audiosiege (Integrity, Nails, Tragedy) to be mastered by Brad Boatright.

Sanity Decays’ ten tracks elevate DISCOURSE’s sound to intense new levels, boasting a refreshing hybrid of jagged hardcore citing the likes of purveyors Turmoil, Indecision and Buried Alive with a vibrant approach that breathes furious punk rock energy with enraged, modern sensibilities.

An impressive debut album finds the band in fearsome form with brutal riffing, busy drumming and throat shredding vocals. Check out their earlier releases on Bandcamp as well. Recommended.

Sanity Decays will see release via Closed Casket Activities on January 27th on 12” vinyl and digital formats.


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