SECT - Demo (2016) + LP Announced

I've been sitting on this secret of a band for quite a while now, so I am so happy that Noisey has let the cat out of the bag. SECT is a new vegan straight edge hardcore band made up of some heavy hitters to say the least, from Raleigh, Charlotte, Portland & Toronto, including Chris Colohan (Cursed, Burning Love, Left For Dead, The Swarm), James Chang (Prayer For Cleansing, Undying, Gut Feeling, Catharsis), Scott Crouse & Ian Edwards (Earth Crisis) and Andrew Hurley (Enabler, The Damned Things, Fall Out Boy).

This "Demo" looks to be more of a 3-song preview of the upcoming LP, which apparently will have 10 tracks total. And if this demo is any indication, we are all in for a big treat. The first song on the demo, Scourge Of Empire, will utterly destroy you. I swear there are 10 songs jammed into this one minute blast of controlled chaos. Think Nails covering a Left For Dead song while on a rollercoaster. The next two songs (Death Dealer and Sinking) merge together seamlessly on this demo version and slow things down a little bit, giving you a chance to breathe before bludgeoning you over the head with riff after riff. All I can say about songs 2 and 3 is it sounds like Cursed meets Trap Them in a dark alley. Haunting and deadly. If that's not enough to get you ready to give them all your money, I don't know what is. But enough with the comparisons, you just need to listen to this over and over and over again, like I am doing. Needless to say, I can't wait for this LP to drop in a few months.

The SECT Self-titled LP is coming worldwide August 5th. Limited exclusive color vinyl pre-order is now available from Deathwish Inc. in the USA and via Throatruiner Records in Europe. Self-released (LP/CS) in N.America and available in Europe from Reflections Records (LP), Alliance Trax in Japan (CD), Caustic Recordings in Brazil (LP), Cactus Records in Malaysia (CS), and Resist Records Official in Australia. LP will be also distributed by Revelation Records, A389 Recordings and more. Merch packages w/ ltd. color LP coming from Shirt Killer.

From their Facebook page: "With two countries and four hometowns between them, Sect was born when two project ideas between tour mates merged into the same experiment, finally taking shape in 2015 and culminating in recording sessions in Raleigh NC in early 2016. Sect is comprised of five veterans of ‘90s hardcore who cut their teeth in that formative moment of political, cynical, antagonistic extremes. They each went on to put in their time in bands spanning all corners of the hardcore and xvx worlds, though they’d rather skip the ex-members talk entirely and get right down to the blast beats and breakdowns that fight it out in their chaotic jams - aka cut the shit and go for the throat. Because the Orwellian police states and irreparable social and ecological disasters we once saw off on the horizon are now on our front doorsteps, in full swing - and in just such a volatile, precarious moment as this for civilization, there is more reason than ever to keep lashing out at a world more suicidally bent on its own destruction and the exploitation of people, species and the ecosystem itself, than perhaps ever before in history. For Sect, this is the purpose of hardcore as they know it, conveying an urgency that transcends age, credentials or scene politics, to convert desperation into real talk and action."

Must be a good, good feeling....