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thoughtcrimes Unleash Guttural New Track “Natural Imprudence”

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thoughtcrimes are back and continuing to do what they do best with their new release, “Natural Imprudence.” The brutal creation featuring The Dillinger Escape Plan’s Billy Rymer, they have spent the last few years conjuring absolute chaos. Proud owners of a brand of ear-splitting and earnest hardcore, they rip and tear in whatever way they see fit. 2021 saw the release of their debut EP Misery’s A Muse, whilst 2022 saw them follow it up with their debut album Altered Pasts. And now, the next part of their adventure begins in a truly manic way.

Their new track, “Natural Imprudence,” is a grueling listen. Combining crushing metalcore with whisky-soaked southern grooves, all rounded off with a caustic hardcore shell, it leaps and bounds between savage and sensational. It was a rousing and rebellious return from a band with no intention of slowing down.

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Vocalist Rick Pepa shares, “Interestingly, Billy had came up with a visual concept and title that had all these unintended parallels to what I was writing before we showed each other our cards so to speak. It was exciting to have an almost accidental continuity bringing the new material together. Lyrically, it takes a tongue-in-cheek approach to processing the anxieties of an uncertain future and society by calling it out and challenging it.”

Drummer Billy Rymer adds, “The initial inspiration came about with a conversation Russ and I had about HM-2 distortion. He then brought his Evil Ned pedal to my place and we made a demo. This is probably the fastest we have written and released a track. We are all excited to share something that is still fresh even to us.”

thoughtcrimes are hitting the road as support for Johnny Booth this month. Here are all the dates you need to know:

  • Aug 17 – Syracuse, NY @ The Song & Dance
  • Aug 18 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Preserving Underground
  • Aug 19 – Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
  • Aug 20 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
  • Aug 22 – Kansas City, MO @ Encore
  • Aug 23 – Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th St Collective
  • Aug 24 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
  • Aug 25 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
  • Aug 26 – Austin, TX @ The Ballroom
  • Aug 27 – Houston, TX @ White Oak
  • Aug 29 – Birmingham, AL @ Trimtab Brewing
  • Aug 30 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
  • Aug 31 – Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
  • Sept 01 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Riffhouse Pub
  • Sept 02 – Teaneck, NJ @ Debonair Music Hall
  • Sept 03 – Montague, MA @ RPM Fest
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