Deaf Club is a savage sound bath dripping with sardonicism: a blastbeat-centric hardcore punk assault channeling crust, thrash, and grind (un)sensibilities. Succinct pauses, surreal frequencies and effects, breakneck pace and sharply hurled vocals characterize the band’s aesthetic, which seems as though it is rooted in a sort of nasty-sound-meets-highbrow-message ethos. Fueled by the onslaught of society’s insanity and driven mad by tinnitus, Justin Pearson (The Locust, Dead Cross, Planet B), Brian Amalfitano (ACxDC), Scott Osment (Weak Flesh), Jason Klein (Run With The Hunted), and Tommy Meehan (The Manx, Chum Out!) approach music as an opportunity to confront our collective sicknesses. Last October, the band released their debut EP, Contemporary Sickness, as well as a Remix cassette EP of bonus remixes.
This track, a cover by industrial occultist legends Killing Joke and an interesting departure from what one might expect of Deaf Club’s grindy style, is the first release by the band since their EP.
This track will be available digitally on Bandcamp for people to pay what they want, and all proceeds from now until Jan. 4th 2021 will go to Fair Fight.
Recorded by Alex Estrada and Tommy Meehan. Mixed and mastered by Jim Goodwin. The track was originally written and performed by Killing Joke.