Mathcore icons Botch have released their first new music in 20 years. The Pacific Northwestern bruisers — comprised of Minus the Bear's David Knudson, Russian Circles' Brian Cook, Narrows' Dave Verellen and drummer Tim Latona — have shared a crushing new song called "One Twenty Two." It's just over two minutes of nasty groove and furious riffs, identifiably Botch but more in line with the pace of their 2002 An Anthology of Dead Ends EP than the frenetic acrobatics of We Are the Romans.
Check it out above via the Dimitri Luedemann-directed video. "One Twenty Two" is being released on an upcoming reissue of We Are the Romans, which is due out on 2xLP and CD on November 4th via Sargent House.
"During Covid, I was writing my debut solo LP, and mentally, I was sick of everything in quarantine," said guitarist David Knudson in a press release. "Lots of frustration had set in at home, and I figured the best way to deal with it was to write something heavy. I had no intention of writing anything for Botch, but when I was thinking of a singer to collaborate with, I thought, 'Hey, I know the best hardcore singer ever to do it,' so I hit up Dave V. He was super excited and so it just kind of snowballed from there.
"There was never any intent or conversation about getting back together or writing. It just happened so naturally and was a great release for all of us to make it happen without any of the traditional pressure an 'active' band faces."