Xerxes has just wrapped up initial recording with Kevin Ratterman for their upcoming 11-song record for No Sleep Records. Here’s the No Sleep press release from a few days back:
Louisville’s newest youngbloods Xerxes have entered the studio today with the amazing Kevin Ratterman (Coliseum, My Morning Jacket) to begin production on their debut full-length.
Look for the new record Winter 2011/2012.
September 9 – Barnesville, OH @ The Lakeview House *
September 10 – DeKalb, IL @ Middlewest Fest *
September 11 – Columbus, OH @ Carabar *
September 18 – Chattanooga, TN @ Southeast Hardcore Fest
* = w/ Pianos Become The Teeth
Xerxes took shape in early 2009 in Louisville, KY. What was once may soon again be the hub of some of the most ferocious and original music coming out of the country’s punk and hardcore underbelly. Xerxes’ sound channels the energy and passion of mid-90’s originators You and I and Saetia, while adding the more upbeat and brutal thrash mentality of contemporaries such as Trash Talk and Ampere, making for a sound that runs the gamut of blast-beat aggression and emotional rumination.
Chris No Sleep