Philadelphia-based metallic hardcore quintet Jesus Piece presents a remix of “Punish” today, as re-envisioned by Ashe Kilbourne.
Jesus Piece released their debut LP, Only Self, through Southern Lord in 2018, the album recorded at Bricktop Recording Studio in Chicago with Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos, Like Rats, Dead In The Dirt), mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Integrity, Nails, Xibalba), and completed with artwork by Dom Pabon. “Punish” was one of the songs that appeared on that album and now it is being released as a standalone, remixed single by Ashe Kilbourne.
On the remix Jesus Piece offers the following commentary:
“Jesus Piece is always about bridging the gaps of all extreme music facets. A lot that inspires our song writing rarely comes from other contemporary hardcore bands. We as a band are all over the spectrum as far as our music inspirations go. Lu has been a fan of gabber/hardcore techno since he was kid and we all respect and love electronic music, so it only makes sense for us to collab like this. Kilbourne is not only our friend, but one of the only real gabber techno producers coming out of the USA. We trusted her vision with maintaining the energy and rawness of our song. She destroyed it and created a new level of pain.”
“I tried to carry what I love about Jesus Piece into an electronics setting: punishing, relentless, percussion-driven music that pushes you to the edge. To me, metal and hardcore and gabber and speedcore exist on the same spectrum of extreme music, and the fact JP fucks with speedcore makes me stan even harder.”
Stream the Kilbourne Remix of “Punish” below:
Photo by Amy Ha.