Punk rock/experimental band The Armed have some news as of late. In preparation for the release of their new album Only Love on April 27th via Rest Until Ruin (US) / Throatruiner (EU), the Detroit-based group have just released an early stream of the entire album via Soundcloud. That’s right, you can stream the whole thing for free right now, so scroll down to the Soundcloud player below and have at it.
The dudes in The Armed have a history of collaborating with new drummers for every release they put out, which is a pretty neat idea to be able to pull off. For Only Love, Converge/Mutoid Man drummer Ben Koller was recruited behind the kit and knocked it clean out of the park. The results? A collection of songs with an aggressive, dense, and chaotic sound, and we sure wouldn’t want it any other way.
Want need some visuals? You can watch the video for the band’s newest single “Witness” from the album right now on YouTube! Be sure to get at them on Facebook and Bandcamp, and if you need to arm yourself with the physical release of Only Love, visit the band’s merch page.