Philadelphia-based metal/hardcore/slam collective Jesus Piece continue to push forward with their creative vision, presenting a remix of “Punish”, re-envisioned by EDM artist Ashe Kilbourne. The original version of “Punish” appeared on the band’s monolithic debut, Only Self, which was released through Southern Lord in 2018.

“Jesus Piece is always about bridging the gaps of all extreme music facets,” the band writes. “a lot that inspires our song writing rarely comes from other contemporary hardcore bands. We as a band are all over the spectrum as far as our music inspirations go. Lu has been a fan of gabber/hardcore techno since he was kid and we all respect and love electronic music, so it only makes sense for us to collab like this. Kilbourne is not only our friend, but one of the only real gabber techno producers coming out of the USA. We trusted her vision with maintaining the energy and rawness of our song. She destroyed it and created a new level of pain.”

Kilbourne offers, “I tried to carry what I love about Jesus Piece into an electronics setting: punishing, relentless, percussion-driven music that pushes you to the edge. To me, metal and hardcore and gabber and speedcore exist on the same spectrum of extreme music, and the fact JP fucks with speedcore makes me stand even harder.”

Tomorrow, Jesus Piece will support their friends in Code Orange for a special concert event. The Halloween livestream experience will kick off at 8pm GMT/9pm CET, with additional opening support from Year Of The Knife and Machine Girl. For more information click here.

Artwork for ‘Punish’ Remix by Jesus Piece

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.