Xibalba (10 year anniversary show!), Downpresser, Red Death, Negative Standards, Outlet
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Hasta La Muerte, Spanish for “To The Death”, is the Xibalbas' first full-length album for Southern Lord. It’s a lethal collision of brutal death metal, vicious hardcore and oppressive sludge. Taking the concept of heavy to a new, crushing level! It was recorded and produced by Taylor Young (Nails). Greg Anderson of sunn O))), Goatsnake and Southern Lord has collaborated with the band on 2 tracks: Flood and Cold. Anderson’ sub-bass six string warfare seemlessly integrates within the ultra-heaviness of the Xibalba sound. The band’s songwriting, performance and recording of the album shows Xibalba taking a giant leap forward. Hasta La Muerte will firmly establish the band as a force to be reckoned with as well as new leaders within the underground metal scene. Cover artwork by infamous artist Dan Seagrave (Entombed, Dismember, Morbid Angel).
Since the release of their debut EP on Triple-B Records, Santa Barbara, CA's Downpresser has been churning up the California hardcore scene. Now, with the release of their first full-length, "Don't Need A Reason," on 6131 Records, the boys deliver a devastating hammer of an album filled to the brim with some of the most intense, heavy-hitting metallic hardcore to surface in years. Downpresser bridge influences from '80s classics to '90s powerhouses, all the while giving their music an original, contemporary spin that creates a pummeling sound all their own.