Pomona, California’s hardcore conquerors XIBALBA have officially signed a deal with Southern Lord Recordings, the label confirmed to release the band’s next three full-length murder anthems.
Following the initial vinyl release of XIBALBA’s Madre Mia Por Los Dias debut full-length early this year via A389 Records (Ringworm, Integrity, Pulling Teeth), Southern Lord released a limited CD pressing of the album, as part of its ongoing underground series. Madre Mia Por Los Dias stormed the hardcore world with its apocalyptic, down-tuned, slow-motion brutality, the band’s ultra-energizing buildups and relentlessly brutal breakdowns instantly drawing comparisons to Disembodied, Bloodlet, Earth Crisis and the heaviest of the late ’90s/early 2000s hardcore scene as well as kings of low-end, groove-laden death metal like Obituary and Sepultura.
The follow-up to Madre Mia Por Los Dias will be recorded in the early months of 2012 and released in the Spring. Little else is confirmed about the album other than the title, Hasta La Muerte, of course translating to “To The Death,” which in typical XIBABLBA fashion, ensures a gathering of neck-crushing, mosh-inducing, all-out murderous angst.
Having already toured throughout most of 2011 alongside Foundation, Seraphim, Harm’s Way, Mother Of Mercy, Withdrawal, Venia, Homewrecker and more, and dominated performances at American hardcore festivals including Rain Fest, This Is Hardcore and Sound And Fury, XIBABLBA kick off their next rampage of live dates on a West Coast tour alongside Alpha & Omega late this month.
XIBABLBA West Coast Tour w/ Alpha & Omega:
11/23/2011 The Beat Shop – San Jose, CA
11/24/2011 Submission Art Gallery – San Francisco, CA
11/25/2011 Minnehaha Grange – Vancouver, WA
11/26/2011 West Seattle Legion Hall – Seattle, WA
11/27/2011 The Red Room – Tacoma, WA
11/28/2011 The Shredder – Boise, ID
11/29/2011 The Holland Project – Reno, NV
11/30/2011 Digitalis – Sacramento, CA
12/01/2011 CYC – Fresno, CA
12/02/2011 Che Cafe – San Diego, CA
12/03/2011 Porks House – Las Vegas, NV
12/04/2011 The Fixx Coffee Shop – Tempe, AZ
Continuous XIBABLBA live actions and tours will be announced through the months ahead, as well as updates on Hasta La Muerte as the album comes to life. For all Southern Lord Recordings press requests and inquiries, in North America contact ears[email protected], and in Europe contact [email protected].