Vocalist / guitarist Chris Ahkoa comments:
In additional news, DISPARAGER will be opening support for hardcore aggressors Sworn Enemy on July 12th in NYC at Blackthorn 51 alongside Thorn Constellatin, Fate Breaks Dawn, Mala Entrana, Apparition, Halo To Havoc and Risers (full show details below).
DISPARAGER will be performing the following show dates in support of their debut EP ‘Timeless, Ageless’.
July 12 @ Blackthorn 51 – Elmhurst, NY w/ Sworn Enemy, Thorn Constellation, Fate Breaks Dawn, Mala Entrana, Apparition, Halo To Havoc, Risers
Formed just last year, DISPARAGER has always had the crazy notion that music is art and that art is never a means to an end but an end in itself. As an extension of frontman Chris AhKao regaining his life from personal demons, this debut EP is a testament to that. Bursting with dense rawness and precision while pushing the boundaries of metal with tracks like “At Least I Still Have Bon Iver” – half folk song, half crushing mix of Isis and Slayer – and “Pictures” – a time signature mindfuck the band is proud NOT to call prog rock. The music is meant to showcase a refusal to settle, to compromise, to live any other life than that inspired by unwavering intent, self-expression and integrity.