Following widespread acclaim from the likes of Stereogum and Brooklyn Vegan, buzzing Pittsburgh extreme metal enigma Hazing Over will unleash their new Tunnel Vision EP on July 7 via 1126 Records. Pre-order it here.
Today, the band has shared the video for the title track. Watch it here.
Guitarist and songwriter Owen Traynor says, “We wanted to dive further into the chaos and suffocation that comes with our music, but with more hardcore influence. Over time, we’ve been shedding our math-y, deathcore origins in favor of something just as heavy, but more memorable. There are some tracks we have rewritten riff for riff. We did whatever was necessary to make these songs the best they could be.”
This time around, the group teamed up with producer Taylor Young [Twitching Tongues, God’s Hate] and recorded the six-track collection at The Pit Recording Studio in Van Nuys, CA. During this time, the band leveled up from every angle. They sharpened their sound with throat-slitting hooks, hardcore grooves, and even moments of clean singing on the standout “Disavowed.” Elsewhere, “Tunnel Vision” illuminates the band’s knack for a mind-numbing metallic barrage, while “Tightrope Walker” never relents with 65 seconds of pure bloodletting.