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GENRE - Hardcore
RECORD LABEL - Closed Casket

Grim Wisdom comes packaged in a foil stamped LP jacket, accompanied by a digital download code, printed inner sleeve and deluxe color vinyl.

Age of Apocalypse materialize at a shadowy crossroads between metal, grunge and hardcore. The Hudson Valley, NY quintet—Dylan Kaplowitz [vocals], Jack Xiques [guitar], Terry Orlando [guitar], Joe Shannon [bass], and Will Kamerman [drums]—steep anthems of darkness, depression, and loss into a disarmingly infectious and downright inimitable hybrid of their own. After receiving acclaim from Stereogum, CVLT NATION, No Echo, and more, the group present a fascinating and fiery vision on their sophomore full-length and debut for Closed Casket Activities, Grim Wisdom.

Initially formed during 2018 after Jack and Dylan previously played in another project. Inspired by an unholy alliance of All Out War, Alice In Chains, Type O Negative, and Life Of Agony, they unveiled The Way in 2020. 2021 saw them team up with “Pain of Truth” for a four-song split. In its wake,Stereogum hailed Age of Apocalypse’s“furious thrashers with big, melodically howled lead vocals and crushing breakdowns.Throughout 2021, they recordedGrim Wisdom with producer Taylor Young of The Pit Recording Studio. Drums were tracked GCR Studios in Buffalo, NY, followed by the band working out of Jack's studio in Western Massachusetts, while Taylor produced remotely from California and later mixed the release. Mastering handled by Brad Boatright of Audiosiege and original artwork created by Dillon Perino.

01. Valley Of The Mystic
02. The Patriot
03. Fury
04. Grim Wisdom
05. Begging The Reaper
06. Kingdom Of Rot
07. Ghost (Hart Island)
08. Memento
09. Pain Of Creation
10. Casualty Of Time

Pressing Information:
250 - Neon Green & Clear split with Black Blob & Splatter
400 - Evergreen & Metallic Silver Mix
550 - Clear with Splatter

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