Metallic hardcore band Matriarchs joined the impressive roster of Upstate Records. Their next release ‘Year Of The Rat’ will be out via the label and Blood Blast Distribution (Nuclear Blast) this fall.

Bringing a crushing blend of metallic hardcore and nu-metal into an amalgamation of pure musical aggressiveness, Matriarchs formed originally in Los Angeles in 2014. Starting out as a studio project by founding member Ben Levi, the band has established themselves as a recognizable name in the metal/hardcore community.

Drawing inspiration from their affinity for modern European beatdown and 90’s New York metallic hardcore, the band assembled a team of veteran metal and hardcore musicians for their first studio release ‘Scandalous Jointz’ on Eulogy Records in 2015. Produced by Nick Jett of Terror and mastered by Matt Hyde (Lionheart/Hatebreed/Deftones), the sonic ferocity and energizing success of ‘Scandalous Jointz’ immediately brought them to the national touring level and ultimately sharing the stage with such acts as Soulfly, Harm’s Way, Disgrace, Bane, Backtrack, Sworn Enemy, and Vision Of Disorder.

After a brief hiatus in 2018 to reflect on the future strategy of the band, they went for an overhaul by parting ways with Richard Barthel and recruiting vocalist K Enagonio and guitarist Carlos Pagan to complete their new studio full-length release ‘Year Of The Rat’.

Looking to take their release to the next level, the band teamed up with Upstate Records and Blood Blast Distribution (Nuclear Blast) to set ‘Year Of The Rat’ on maximum overdrive.

The new release from Matriarchs, entitled ‘Year Of The Rat’, will hit the streets this fall.

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