We originally started writing songs for a split 7" that was supposed to come out with IN DISGUST. Soon after the writing process for that split was complete we got word that they were going to be calling it quits. So, we wrote a handful of more songs and had the rest of what are now the Degradation songs, as well as the song "Time Theft" which we opted to put on the Short Fast and Loud #24 zine 10" comp. We Omitted that song from this cluster because we felt that it didn't flow as well with these. These songs took us about a year to write after we got home from the US tour with Sick Fix in the Summer of 2009. We recorded them in Baltimore with Kevin Bernstein and Developing Nations studios. We told Kevin that we wanted this record to sound even more gnarly and blown out than the LP, and he suggested that we record using a reel to reel machine that he was planning on buying off one of his friends. So all the drums, guitars and bass were recorded analog and then individually dumped into pro-tools. The vocals were done digitally. This is probably our favorite recording, and we were completely sold on Kevin after this effort. After it was recorded in July, it took a long time to finally get mixed and sent to Poland for Refuse Records to put it out. We were trying to have these out in time for our European tour in the following October. Thankfully, the records were mastered, pressed, and sent to our first show in Amsterdam just in time. Refuse put out the first batch of these in Europe, and then Grave Mistake Pressed them in early 2011 for US distribution. The two records have different cover designs, but the music is the same. We didn't mean to make things confusing.... it just kind of happened!
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