Blood & Ink Records are very excited to welcome blackened hardcore band Joy to the family!
While not even a year old, North Carolina’s Joy boasts a fine-tuned, aggressive nature well beyond their youth. After releasing a two-song demo in May of 2015, the quartet toured and played shows all along the East Coast. They’ve shared the stage with acts such as Advent, Shai Hulud, Full Of Hell, Power Trip and various others.
Joy will release a new, five-song EP, titled “Of Nothing,” 06/17 on Blood & Ink Records. They hit the studio earlier this year with producer Kris Hilbert, whose previous clientele includes Torch Runner and Between The Buried And Me. The effort is an aggressive ode to the darker side of hardcore, melding elements of black and thrash metal for a heavy-yet-refreshing result.
The fine folks at Metalsucks.net premiered Joy‘s new song ‘Hope Less’ yesterday. Check it out here.
You will be able to see Joy on the road later this year. Tour dates are to be announced shortly.
July 1-3. 2016 – Audiofeed Fest, Champaign, IL