Can you guess what brand of extreme metal Escuela Grind play? The New England quartet are slated to release their new album, Memory Theater, on September 30 via MNRK Heavy but Decibel has the first sample from the album right now with the video for “Cliffhanger.”
The track showcases both sides of Escuela Grind’s sound: the firing-on-all-cylinders brand of grindcore that you would expect from a band called “Grind School” and a few two-step hardcore breakdowns that convert the energy into a more moshable state. Produced by Converge guitarist/GodCity producer Kurt Ballou, Memory Theater is the heaviest Escuela Grind have ever sounded.
“’Cliffhanger’ is us branching out and including all of our influences into a heavy, danceable song,” says vocalist Katerina Economou. “It’s a perfect representation of all the new things to expect from Escuela Grind. The lyrics are about the people that try to play both sides of the fence, play devil’s advocate and drag you down with them. It’s about fighting crab mentality. This is just a taste of all the killer stuff coming on Memory Theater!”
Check out the new video below. Pre-orders for Memory Theater are available here.