LA hardcore band Rotting Out has debuted a brand new single called “Reaper”. The furious new track comes just ahead of two California shows going down this weekend, including a hometown gig at Space 1720 in Los Angeles on Saturday, followed by a performance at 924 Gilman in Berkeley on Sunday.

“The song is essentially about coming to grips with the reality that a part of you has to die for the rest of you to continue. Old rules and defence mechanisms are no longer applicable in this place and time for me. Those almost instinctively responses to every day stress and matters are now counterproductive. I have now realise that I’ve been self sabotaging my own happiness and progression. Cut off the limb before it contaminates the rest of the body forever. I have to be the reaper and bring to death things that are slowly killing me.” – Walter Delgado

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.