Almost one year on from the release of their cult classic debut EP, ‘Hunting God Tapes. Vol 1: Violence‘, Perth hardcore outfit Pincer+ share new single Closer To God and announce the EP’s long awaited counterpart, ‘Hunting God Tapes. Vol 2: Romance‘, available on vinyl and out via Greyscale Records on November 24.
Closer To God shares a glimpse into the aggressive sonic palette on offer on Pincer’s second extended instalment, ‘Vol. 2: Romance’.
“Thematically, ‘Romance’ goes back to the roots of it all – the source of the damage on Violence,” tells in-house producer and guitarist Josh Ang.
“Sonically it’s angry. It’s angry and violent and hurt and it’s thrashed around under my skin for so many years in the making, waiting to be given a mouth to be heard. Personally, Romance is healing. Mistakes I’ve made, personified into something real and tangible as a reminder never to make them again.”
Paired with screaming guitars, live recorded drums, and fierce vocal lead lines, Closer To God is a punchy offering that welcomes listeners back into Pincer’s world of torment.
‘Hunting God Tapes. Vol 1: Violence‘ uncovered the intrinsic human desire to be happy, or at least acknowledged and loved. Spread across five tracks, the debut EP took an in-depth view into love and loss within the scope of someone processing the end of an important relationship.
Both releases are produced, written and recorded by Josh Ang, with drum and vocals recorded at Perth’s Sumo Sound Studios (Shangrila, Voyager) and mix and mastering by George Lever of G1 Productions (Loathe, Thornhill, Pridelands).
From pain and loss, from hatred and heartbreak, from the feeling of being betrayed by our understanding of God and gods; Pincer+’s creation was one of furious necessity, and that rage has led to the creation of something heavy enough to make even those gods pay attention.
Since forming last year, Pincer+ have found themselves on stages alongside heavyweight metal acts Kublai Khan (US), Stray From The Path (US), Like Moths To Flames (US), Justice For The Damned, Void Of Vision, In Hearts Wake and more. Pincer+ is Jacson Robb on vocals, Josh Ang and Jordan Burn on guitars, Ben Ferguson on bass and Jack Nelson on drums.
‘Vol 1: Violence’ was to uncover the damage. ‘Vol 2: Romance’ is to heal the wound. Closer To God is streaming now, ‘Hunting God Tapes. Vol.2: Romance‘ will be out Friday November 24 via Greyscale Records.