Ironclad Recordings has announced the signing of the Queens, New York hardcore powerhouse FULL BLOWN CHAOS. The band is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on its as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2007's "Heavy Lies the Crown" (Ferret Music) for a tentative January 2011 release.
"We have reinforced our style of writing with a more prevalent sound while keeping to our roots of audible mayhem," vocalist Ray Mazzola said of the band's new material. "We are a five-piece now so we are capable of doing so much more."
Over the years, FULL BLOWN CHAOS has scoured the world, playing over 1,000 shows and pummeling crowds with its breakdown-laden heavy hardcore. Mazzola and company have appeared on such North American tours as Ozzfest, Sounds of the Underground and Jägermeister, and have made five appearances at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. FULL BLOWN CHAOS has also toured overseas more than a half dozen times, playing European summer festivals and taking part in the Persistence Tour and a handful of club tours.
"Touring as much as we have in the past is an absolute necessity in this era of music and genre," Mazzola stated. "You need to be in everyone's face and make them remember you, whether they like it or not. There are so many heavy bands out there, it's hard to distinguish oneself by music alone sometimes. Our band and music stands out because you can feel and hear the struggle and time we have invested. That alone will set us apart from the impetuous herd of today's groups."
FULL BLOWN CHAOS is:
Ray Mazzola - Vocals
Mike Facci - Guitar
Jeff Facci - Drums
Mark Gumbrecht - Guitar
Dustin Jennings - Bass