Broken Hive Records to release Marathon LP

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Friday, May 9, 2014

Broken Hive Records has announced they will release Cure, the debut LP from Australian metallic hardcore band Marathon. Two tracks are currently available to preview below via Bandcamp, and the record is available to pre-order on vinyl right now. Marathon reminds me quite a bit of Converge stylistically, and since that’s one of my favorite bands I’m definitely going to be giving this one a more in-depth listen in the near future.

After a long process, Marathon and Broken Hive Records are excited to present their debut LP, Cure to audiences. Combining a signature guttural fury and emotional depth, Marathon’s brand of chaotic hardcore metal has been enhanced on Cure from previous releases and sees the band more focused and visceral that ever.

Recorded between April and July 2013 at Sun Distortion in sunny Brisbane, Produced by Chris Brownbill (Shackles, Machina Genova, Nuclear Summer), Mixed at Capital Games by James Balderstone and Chris Brownbill and finally mastered by Kyle Saff (Rise And Fall). 12 tracks ranging from angular speed to crawling dirge, Cure is an opus of creative energy.

The pre-order for Cure will come with an immediate digital download of the whole album upon purchase so you can listen to the album while we await the final production stages to be finished.

Pre-orders for the LP are available now at www.store.brokenhiverecords.com

A new song from the album, “Faith & Betrayal”, can be heard at www.brokenhiverecords.bandcamp.com

The band’s record release show for the LP will be on Friday May 16 at Crowbar in Brisbane, with Foundation (USA), Twitching Tongues (USA), I Exist and Warbrain. Further details can be found on the event page here.

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