Dispraised – “Lines in the Dirt”

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Apr 102023

Dispraised is back with “Lines in the Dirt”. For those not familiar with them, Dispraised is an international punk band built around the collaborative duo of vocalist Tom Mong and guitarist Donovan de Necker. Their mutual interest in punk music and their faith led them to work on something special for the Christian punk community.

In 2020 they independently released a mini-EP, “Same God Modern World”. Before taking on their next recording project, they fired the drum machine and recruited live drummer, Justin Ram (Grave Robber, Jericho Harlot). The trio recorded and released their debut album “Moral Rot” on Rottweiler Records in 2021 (Our review is here). Less than a year later, they released “Lines in the Dirt.”

The first couple of seconds was all it took to get me slamming into anyone nearby. It is rowdy, it is fast, it is unapologetic. The music feels old-school but with a proto-speed metal twist with the guitar riffs and the raging drums. Instruments provide musical texture for the lyrics to be yelled out with the welcome occasional instrumental break. It felt like I was in a car driven recklessly through side streets of a city holding on for dear life!

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Dec 022022

Loud Christian punk rockband Dispraised just released a lyric video for ‘Jab’. The song is taken from their latest album “Lines In The Dirt” which is released September 9 on Rottweiler Records.

Frontman Tom states: For the punks in the back that still have convictions and who haven’t been bought out by the global establishment that’s taken over our scene.

Check out the video below:

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Aug 212022

Dispraised was birthed by two friends on opposite sides of the world. Donovan de Necker (South Africa) and Tom Mong (Idaho, USA) first began talks of creating the project back in 2017. As two guys with lengthy backgrounds in the punk rock and live music scene, the two of them agreed that they could make something very different and very special for Christian punk rock fans to enjoy.

And so Dispraised was born. Following up from their debut full-length album “Moral Rot” released earlier in the year, the 3 piece outfit are now set to release the next album “Lines in The Dirt” on September 9th via Rottweiler Records.

“Lines in The Dirt” is a project that captures and channels the cutting snark, criticism and outright attitude of some of the most renowned punk rock bands in music history. Dispraised holds nothing back and channels the aggressive anti-PC stance of such legendary punk/hardcore legends as Fear, Black Flag and the Bad Brains. The difference is Dispraised‘s lyrics come from a faith filled Christian stance and are firmly rooted in scripture. Donovan‘s guitar riffs, Justins Aggressive drumming paired with Toms snarling vocals and thought provoking lyrics make “Lines in the Dirt” a truly one of a kind project, for fans of the spirit and sound of Punk Rock that aims to examine a flawed world.

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