31 Jan 2018

SECT To Play Three California Shows This Weekend + March Midwest Dates Announced; No Cure For Death LP Out Now Via Southern Lord

Sect plays 3 shows

American/Canadian vegan straightedge outfit SECT – comprised of members of Cursed, Left For Dead, Catharsis, Undying, Earth Crisis, The Path Of Resistance, Day Of Suffering, Racetraitor, and more – will perform three shows across California this weekend in support of their second LP, No Cure For Death, which is out now through Southern Lord.

With the latest installment of live actions supporting the new album, SECT will hit California on a three-day show run this weekend, February 2nd through 4th. The band will play Berkeley on Friday, Los Angeles on Saturday, and Fullerton on Sunday, joined by Die Young on all three shows.

SECT has also just confirmed a new trio of Midwestern US shows for March. The band will play Minneapolis, Milwaukee, and Chicago March 16th through 18th, with support acts to be announced.

SECT Tour Dates:
2/02/2018 924 Gilman – Berkeley, CA w/ Die Young, Dying For It, Jawstruck [info]
2/03/2018 Bonnerhaus – Los Angeles, CA w/ Die Young, Hesitation Wounds, Entry [info]
2/04/2018 Programme – Fullerton, CA w/ Die Young, Rats In The Wall, Foreign Pain
3/16/2018 Eagles Club 34 – Minneapolis, MN
3/17/2018 The Dad Palace – Milwaukee, WI
3/18/2018 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL

Stream No Cure For Death at Bandcamp HERE and see SECT’s “Day For Night” video directed by Justin Reich (Black Label Society, Crowbar, Hatebreed) at THIS LOCATION.

Unloading a brutalizing barrage of grinding crust and metallic hardcore wrath, SECT unites vocalist Chris Colohan (Cursed, Burning Love, Left For Dead), guitarists James Chang (Catharsis, Undying) and Scott Crouse (Earth Crisis, The Path Of Resistance), bassist Steve Hart (Day Of Suffering), and drummer Andy Hurley (Racetraitor, The Damned Things). No Cure For Death was recorded with Kurt Ballou at God City studios, mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music. Fueled by socio-political vitriol, for SECT, the purpose of hardcore as they know it is to convey an urgency that transcends age, credentials or scene politics, to convert desperation into real talk and action.

No Cure For Death is out now on LP, CD, and digital formats; find merch bundles via Southern Lord’s US webshop HERE and Euro store HERE, and find the record at iTunes HERE, Spotify HERE.

the album finds the scene vets taking a stand against the sociopolitical status quo… The doomsday clock is ticking, and there’s no time to waste.” – Revolver Magazine

“the metallic hardcore is filthy and sinister, laden with a guitar tone resembling a power tool and with feedback akin to the noise one would make scraping on steel.” – Exclaim!

“The pedigree of SECT is incredible. Stacked with hardcore punk vets in each slot, their five contributors have cultivated a rich history, but none seems interested in touting any one single member’s past. The music and, more importantly, the message are immediate, harvesting concern and motivating fury from the present tense. Blasting ugly, confrontational D-beat crustcore, steeped in savage commentary regarding society’s conflicts, SECT presented No Cure for Death on Southern Lord.” – New Noise Magazine

the video is an all-action affair that captures the intensity of both the band’s performance style and the song at hand… the song sounds both massive and mean.” – No Echo

The album was produced by Converge’s Kurt Ballou, so you should know what it’s going to sound like already – total fucking Armageddon.” – Metal Injection

For review copies of No Cure For Death and interviews with SECT contact dave@earsplitcompound.com and in Europe contact lauren@rarelyunable.com.