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Hear YEAR OF THE KNIFE's new rager "Your Control"

Off forthcoming album recorded before devastating van crash

This past June, Year of the Knife suffered a devastating van crash that left all four members with serious injuries. Vocalist Madi Watkins bore the brunt of it, breaking "almost everything" and suffering a traumatic brain injury, according to her husband, YOTK bassist Brendan Watkins.

While she's still on the road to recovery, her band have decided to release a new album, No Love Lost, which was recorded back in December 2022 with Converge guitarist and GodCity Studio producer Kurt Ballou. Today (October 12th), they've offered up its third single, the ripping "Your Control." Blast it above.

"Your Control" follows up "Wish," a minute-and-a-half burner featuring vocals by Sanguisugabogg frontman Devin Swank, and the 47-second-long "Last Laugh," which boasts a savage guest spot from Full of Hell's Dylan Walker.

"This record represents so many things for us," Brendan commented. "It's Madi's big debut, her second set of recordings and first ever LP singing for YOTK. In my opinion she crushes.

"It was super hard to come to the decision to release the record while she's still recovering. The record was originally supposed to start rolling out in July but with everything that happened we thought it best to wait. Now that Madi's more aware of what's going on I think she'll be really excited.

"Our influences are all over the place for this record. This was the second time each of us wrote music for the record — like [our 2023 EP] Dust to Dust where we each wrote a song, we all contributed. Madi even wrote a breakdown. It was an awesome experience learning how we each express ourselves musically. This is what I've got."

No Love Lost is out October 27th via Pure Noise, and all the sales will be going directly to the band members' medical funds. Pre-orders are available here.