OKUS To Release New LP on Distro-y Records… Posted: 19/01/2016 by John O'Brien
Drogheda’s heaviest export OKUS are set to release their second album this coming Spring through Distro-y Records. The renowned Irish hardcore and crust label will be co-releasing the 12″ vinyl of the bands new offering “Scourge” with Chainbreaker records.
Check out the official statement below…
A New Year, a new release although I think many of you are already may be aware of this but it is with great pleasure to announce we will be releasing OKUS vinyl debut “Scourge” this Spring.
Having been a back bone of the Irish hardcore/crust scene over the last number of years, the dooming crust behemoth of OKUS returns with “Scourge”. 9 tracks of blackend crust whose dooming crust wrapped in a metallic heftiness and misanthropic hardcore propelled by galloping drums with D-beat and blasts from the one and only Crispo and rough vocals focusing on a nihilistic and bleak look at the world based on religion in some way, through war, religion, economics.
With already having released a crushing Self Titled 7 track CD on Underground Movement, SCOURGE enclosed in artwork by Sean Fitzgerald, who previously done the artwork for the CD. Recorded and mixed by OKUS‘ Johnny Kerr at Dead Dog Studios Drogheda. “Scourge” will see a crushing crossover of crust and dooming metal that “If you cut your teeth on the likes of AMEBIX and NAPALM DEATH, you’ll be in heaven with OKUS.” (– The Sleeping Shaman)
The record is due to be sent to press first week in February and due out the start of April. It will be released on Distro-y Records and Chainbreaker Records ran by Chris from SUBORDINATE.