Italy's CRIPPLE BASTARDS have entered the studio to record their Relapse Records full-length debut and first new album in over three years. They have returned, once again, to Studio Fredman in Gotherburg, Sweden to work with producer Fredrik Nordström (ARCH ENEMY, AT THE GATES, DARK TRANQUILLITY). The album is set for an early 2014 release. Additionally, 2013 marks the grind veteran's 25th anniversary, which they will celebrate with a special performance at this year's Rock Hard Italy Festival in September.
The band commented on reaching this milestone: "It's crazy to realize that we have been around for so long and the best way to prove that we're still going strong and have a lot to express through our music and rage is what we're putting together on the new songs written for the upcoming album, which is certainly going to be our most negative, dark and violent release to date."
Cripple Bastards have been keeping legendary Italian grind/hardcore alive since 1988. They gained cult status worldwide by releasing more than 20 EPs / split EPs, 4 full length albums, 2 anthology collections and the Falafel Grind tribute CD with 32 international bands covering their most classic tunes.
Cripple Bastards have been constantly hitting the road since 1992 playing all over the world, the current lineup alone played more than 300 shows including three full length tours and appearances in numerous international underground festivals. The band has shared the stage with acts like NAPALM DEATH, DISMEMBER, SUFFOCATION, PUNGENT STENCH, BRUTAL TRUTH, NASUM, and EXTREME NOISE TERROR among others.
The band most recently released a 7" EP entitled Senza Impronte via Relapse Records in 2012. The album can be streamed in its entirety below:
Senza Impronte tracklisting:
'Agony of a Reformed Band'
'Soggetto Leucemico / 10 Passi Fals'