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Monday, November 25, 2019

Wilkes-Barre's Worn Unleash Pummeling "TOTAL DISEASE" B​/​W "HARM YOU" Digital Single & Cassette Tape (Pop Wig Records/self-released)


Worn are a Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania-based Hardcore/Punk band, which have been active since 2016. They're from the same ever-growing Wilkes-Barre Hardcore scene as fellow PAxHC thrashers, One Step Closer, who released their debut EP, FROM ME TO YOU, on Triple-B Records earlier this year. Worn either consists of "Butch - Guitar, Peter - Bass, Ross - Guitar, Caleb - Drums, Dan - Vocals," OR "BRIAN, CALEB, DANIEL, PETER, ROSS," as both listed on their Bandcamp page. Following this year's NOT YOUR GAME EP release on Scranton/Wilkes-Barre-based label, 12Forty Records, and, apparently, self-released LIVE! ON AXETOGRIND EP, Worn have returned with their latest offering, "TOTAL DISEASE" B​/​W "HARM YOU."


It was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Wyatt Oberholzer at The Knife Lair with drums performed by Mike Walsh, vocals on "TOTAL DISEASE" performed by Cole Paulson, and artwork created by Peter Maria. Aside from the aforementioned details, little else is know about Worn... although, Stereogum's Tom Breihan notes that their sound is reminiscent of "90's-style Metallic Hardcore, reverbed-out and grimy enough that it sometimes recalls D-beat." Basically, this is some genuine Old School-meets-New School Hardcore that will make you thrash your head until your brain comes spilling out your ears! "TOTAL DISEASE" B​/​W "HARM YOU" is now available to purchase, stream, or download directly from Worn's Bandcamp page with cassette tapes available from Pop Wig Records.

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