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Hear Year of the Knife Tackle Self-Destruction on New Song "Sick Statistic"

Rising hardcore band drops pummeling cut ahead of Pure Noise Records Tour kickoff

Over the next three days, we'll be premiering an exclusive new song from a different band on the upcoming Pure Noise Tour, which features the stacked bill of Stick to Your Guns, CounterpartsTerror, Sanction and Year of the Knife. First up comes that last band, Delaware's Year of the Knife, with their punishing new number "Sick Statistic," taken from a split that will be available on the tour and features one song from each artist on the lineup. 

Combining frigid bleakness with explosive rage, "Sick Statistic" is a heavyweight slab of sludgy hardcore sliced open with blackened riffs and take-no-prisoners breakdowns. The desolate tone of the cut matches its theme.

"'Sick Statistic' is one of our most personal songs to date," explains bassist Madi Watkins. "The weight of the lyrics are matched only by the intensity of it's instrumentation. Lyrically, it represents true hopelessness and the seemingly unbreakable patterns of self-destruction that accompany it." Between walls of blast beats and wicked howls, discordant feedback lends unsettling weight to these lyrical explorations; the storm comes to a close on a wave of squealing anguish and fizzles to a cheerless end. 

Check out Year of the Knife when they hit the road with the upcoming Pure Noise Tour at a date near you below. Tickets are available here

Pure Noise Tour 2019:
7/18-Los Angeles, CA @ 1720
07/19-Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
07/20-Salt Lake City, UT @ In the Venue
07/21-Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater
07/23-Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
07/24-Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
07/25-Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
07/26-Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
07/27-Toronto, ON @ Opera House
07/28-Montreal, QC @ Heavy MTL
07/30-Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
07/31-Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
08/01-New York, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar
08/02-Pittsburgh, PA @ The Rex
08/03-Cleveland, OH @ Phantasy
08/04-Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlie's
08/06-Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
08/07-Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger
08/08-Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
08/09-Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall
08/10-Lake Park, FL @ Kelsey Theatre
08/11-Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
08/13-Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
08/14-New Orleans, LA @ Republic
08/15-Houston, TX @ Warehouse Studio
08/16-San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
08/17-Dallas, TX @ Trees
08/18-Austin, TX @ Come & Take It Live
08/20-Tucson, AZ @ Club XS
08/21-Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl
08/23-San Diego, CA @ Soma
08/24-Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory