We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Nequient’s debut album Wolves At The Door (listen below). The album will see release on CD and digital platforms this Friday, May 18th through Nefarious Industries (purchase here). Sassbologna Records will release a limited tape edition.
Recorded by Pete Grossmann at Bricktop Recording (Weekend Nachos, Immortal Bird, Disrotted) and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Integrity, All Pigs Must Die, Full Of Hell), and completed with artwork by M.G. Miller (Bongripper, Lord Mantis, Sick/Tired), Nequient’s Wolves At The Door is a by-the-throat album with intense views on societal and political aspects of the modern world which fans of Converge, Baptists, Cursed, Early Graves, and early Mastodon should no doubt consume.
Nequient has booked several regional shows celebrating the release of the album (see below), and will be embarking on a tour between July 27th and August 7th which will bring them out to the East Coast – stay tuned for those dates.
May 18 – DeKalb, IL at 7th Street Space
May 19 – Minneapolis, MN at The Sarcophagus
May 20 – Chicago, IL at LiveWire Lounge
About the band:
Nequient’s initial lineup came together in early 2014 to play raw, vicious crust. Over the course of several personnel shifts, the band honed its sharp delivery as a live unit and worked on increasingly varied new material. The band began touring regionally and recorded 2015’s Infinite Regress EP with producer Pete Grossmann at Bricktop Recording. In early 2017, the group settled on its current four-piece configuration and spearheaded a politically motivated benefit compilation titled Fight Liar With Fire, issued through Sassbologna Records. Later the same year, the band returned to Bricktop, recording first proper full-length album, Wolves At The Door.
Bursting with an unrelenting eleven-track assault, Wolves At The Door shows off Nequient’s growth as writers and performers earned through their years of DIY recording and touring, without sacrificing an ounce of pummeling aggression. Drawing from a wide range of influences – including crust, sludge, grind, old-school death metal, and black metal – Nequient pummels listeners from all directions but never forgets to land the hook. They specialize in relentless, fleet-fingered riffs backed by d-beats, single-foot blasts, and an array of inventive fills. The vocals shift from mid-range barks to death metal grunts and pained shrieks, unified by inexhaustible aggression and a lyrical bent toward social critique.
Top photo by Nicolas Côté