Brick By Brick by Jim Wertman
NYHC crew Brick By Brick – featuring guitarist Mike Valente, bassist Andy Parsons, vocalist Ray Mazzolla (Full Blown Chaos) and drummer James Muller – are gearing up for the release of their seventh studio album, Hive Mentality, on February 22nd through Upstate Records. The band have just premiered the official music video (embedded below) for the impending LP’s title-track, which features Jessica Pimentel of Alekhine’s Gun.
“This video captures what BRICK BY BRICK is all about: raw, no flash, anti-establishment, underground dudes just playing underground hardcore and metal,” says Valente. “Having Jessica on the track added the perfect attitude and aggression to convey the message behind the song. She killed it.”
Pimentel adds, “This is a solid, awesome hardcore album with a lot of cool special guests… get it now!”
Jessica refers to appearances by Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste) and Vincent Bennett (The Acacia Strain). The effort also features Skid Row and Motörhead cover songs. Pre-order HERE.
Additionally, Brick By Brick will celebrate Hive Mentality‘s release with a bash in Clifton Park, NY at Upstate Concert Hall on February 22 (a show headlined by the mighty Dying Fetus) [TIX].
Lastly, Brick By Brick have confirmed March European shows with Madball, Iron Reagan, Death Before Dishonor and others. All dates are listed below.
Brick By Brick live:
w/ Dying Fetus
2/22 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
w/ Madball, Iron Reagan, Born From Pain, Death Before Dishonor, Slope, Ironed Out
3/7 – Leipzig – Conne Island (GER)
3/8 – Amsterdam – Melkweg (NLD)
3/9 – Paris – Le Gibus (FRA)
3/10 – Aarburg – Musigburg (CHE)
3/11 – München – Backstage (GER)
3/12 – Nürnberg – Z-Bau (GER)
3/13 – Essen – Turock (GER)
3/14 – Berlin – SO36 (GER)
3/15 – Hamburg – Kronensaal (GER)
3/16 – Coesfeld – Fabrik (GER)
We like you, will you like us?