Brick By Brick by Jim Wertman
Today, NYHC gang Brick By Brick – featuring guitarist Mike Valente, bassist Andy Parsons, vocalist Ray Mazzolla (Full Blown Chaos) and drummer James Muller – released their new song “In The Ruins” (a re-recording of a track originally featured on a limited split released 6 years ago), which comes off their impending seventh studio album, Hive Mentality, slated to drop on February 22nd via Upstate Records. The fresh cut features guest vocals from Vincent Bennett of The Acacia Strain.
“I wanted to re-do this song and give it the proper relaunch that it deserved with our vocalist Ray manning the helm,” says Valente. “The song had history with Vincent and we needed to have him come in and add his guttural presence into the fold again. “In The Ruins” has hooks, it will grab your attention and make you want to spin kick the head of your neighbor!”
Bennett adds, “My first real experience with BRICK BY BRICK was being driven out to a farm in the middle of nowhere to record the guest spot for the original version of this song. I thought I was going to die. Instead, I made some good friends. We have since done countless shows together, including the annual toy drives. When they decided to re-record this song, of course I agreed to also re-record my part!”
Check out the track below.
As posted, Brick By Brick recently unleashed the official video for Hive Mentality‘s title-track, which features Jessica Pimentel of Alekhine’s Gun.
Brick By Brick are set to celebrate the LP’s release with a bash in Clifton Park, NY at Upstate Concert Hall on February 22, a gig that features a headlining appearance from Dying Fetus [TIX]. The guys will also embark on a March European tour with Madball, Death Before Dishonor and others.
Lastly, Brick By Brick have been confirmed to take part in the just announced 2019 ‘Black N’ Blue Bowl,’ scheduled to go down at Brooklyn Bazaar on May 18 and 19. The band will perform on Sunday with Iron Reagan, Leeway (celebrating 1989’s Born to Expire), Vatican, and others.
Check out dates and tunes 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)
5/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar (Black N’ Blue Bowl)
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