Upstate New York/Western Massachusetts grindcore/powerviolence trio Escuela Grind will release “That Which Does Not Bend Must Break” on September 3rd. The special digital single comes in advance of the band’s upcoming US tour set to commence on September 6th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and run through October 2nd in Brooklyn, New York.
“That Which Does Not Bend Must Break” is a punishing rager of a track that fits nicely alongside acts like Pig Destroyer. Notes the band, “The highlight of the song is without a doubt the breakdown at the end. Lyrically, we were inspired by both Carl Sagan as well as a dark vision for the future of our world. Humans are capable of so much, but we limit ourselves. If it’s not willing to bend … it’s gotta break. This is our warning of an apocalyptic future. We hope others pay heed.”
A visual companion to the track, created by Frank Huang (Max Volume Silence), is currently playing at Brooklyn Vegan who lauds, “an 80-second dose of pulverizing grindcore with an apocalyptic message,” adding, “it does justice to the genre while bringing new perspective to it.”
View Escuela Grind’s “That Which Does Not Bend Must Break” video at BrooklynVegan at THIS LOCATION.
Preorders for the single will be available at the Escuela Grind Bandcamp page HERE.
9/06/2021 Haus of Yarga – Philadelphia, PA
9/08/2021 Dirty Dungarees – Columbus, OH
9/09/2021 Femme Fest @ Buzzbin – Canton, OH
9/10/2021 Full Terror Assault Open Air – Cave-in-Rock, IL
9/11/2021 Wake Brewing – Rock Island, IL
9/12/2021 Part Wolf – Minneapolis, MN
9/13/2021 Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI
9/14/2021 Rhythm Records – Bismarck, ND
9/15/2021 AFL/CIO Labor Temple – Rapid City, SD
9/17/2021 Substation – Seattle, WA
9/18/2021 Plaid Pig – Tacoma, WA
9/19/2021 High Water Mark – Portland, OR
9/22/2021 Corbin Bowl – Los Angeles, CA
9/23/2021 Haus On NY – Las Vegas, NV
9/24/2021 Nile Basement – Mesa, AZ
9/26/2021 Three Links – Dallas, TX
9/27/2021 Vino’s – Little Rock, AR
9/28/2021 Southgate House – Newport, KY
9/29/2021 The Golden Pony – Harrisonburg, VA
9/30/2021 JB Lovedrafts – Harrisburg, PA
10/01/2021 Atlas Brew – Washington, DC
10/2/2021 Kingsland – Brooklyn, NY
More to be added soon. Visit escuela-grind.com and facebook.com/escuelagrind to stay up to date!
Escuela Grind delivers a cogent fusion of grindcore, powerviolence, and death metal with politically-charged lyrics inspired by modern contradictions, unrest, and personal growth. Since their formation in 2016, the hyper-powered trio’s knack for sonic decimation has captivated the extreme metal underground. Kerrang! Hailed the band’s “short-sharp-shock death-grind that would blow the wigs off of casual listeners,” while No Echo noted, “the group brings to mind the fast hardcore punk of the Slap a Ham Records and 625 Productions catalogs, all pushed through a focused delivery that keeps the attack on point.” ESCUELA GRIND was listed among Revolver’s Bands You Need To Know (2018) and has had music featured in the movie Honorkilling featuring Mercedes the Muse (TROMA films). With years on the road behind them and the ambition to take it even further in a post pandemic world, EEscuela Grind brings their unmistakable positivity and high-energy to each performance.
Photo by Jonathan Vahid