Like many in the "scene" today, the influences of D.I.S. (Destroyed In Seconds) should come as no surprise just from the first listen, but their music stands out far above the rest from today's Discharged-Entombed soaked HM-2 worshiping clones! D.I.S. is no stranger to the underground, the sounds that influenced it and them. Formed in Los Angeles in 2008 by original members of Phobia, Mange and Eat the Living, D.I.S.' esteemed musical pedigree, experience and dedication spans decades with each member bringing something diverse to the table resulting in an explosive charge of energy and innovation to an almost predictable scene and style of music.
Their 2010 full-length debut, Critical Failure, which Metal Review compared to "what thrash legends D.R.I. would have produced if they were constantly injecting massive amounts of steroids into their bloodstream during recording sessions," in an 8/10 review, quickly established the band as an unstoppable force with which to be reckoned. Song topics ranged from political indignity, religious strife to personal turmoil. The music, a crushing powerhouse of Swedish influenced D-Beat punk, mixed with ripping metal and thrash, backed by traditionally aggressive punk vocals. Following its release, the band tore up the local Los Angeles scene and West Coast before heading across the U.S. and finally to Europe, topping it off at the Obscene Extreme Festival where they systematically leveled a rabid crowd of stage divers and circle-pitting maniacs!
Returning from Europe, a new singer was found adding an even heavier element and rawer edge to the already thick D.I.S. mix. Evolving their sound with more aggressive vocals and finally cementing a tight lineup, songwriting immediately began for the new record Becoming Wrath with, Jon Tomala (Vocals), Bruce Reeves (Guitar), Alex Vahle (Guitar), Kent Elmore (Bass), and Sean Vahle (Drums). Slated for a Fall release on Deep Six Records, Becoming Wrath was recorded and mixed mid 2012 at Architeuthis Sound in North Hollywood by the bands own Sean Vahle. Becoming Wrath is both powerfully violent, and sonically crushing, capturing D.I.S. at its best and most ferocious.
October 2012 will bring D.I.S. to the east coast once again to unleash their mayhem in support of their new record. Plans for a full U.S. tour in support of Becoming Wrath and a return to Europe in the near future are also in the works. Stay tuned for details.
Album: Becoming Wrath (2012)
Song: Becoming Wrath
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