The Promised End “Smash & Grab” On New Single

Boston, MA’s The Promised End might be described as misery soaked melodic hardcore. The music is aggressive with intent and melodic with purpose. It is urgently paced while deliberately shaped, retaining the jagged edges that define the hardcore and punk genres, but molded by the hands of an experienced band. The sound is a love letter to the band’s inspirations and a homage to 80’s thrash, early american hardcore and youth crew. The Promised End will release their debut full length, For The Buried And The Broken, in February with the album’s lead single, Smash & Grab, now available as a name your price download via Bandcamp.

Expressions of personal grief, political frustration and a search for community in an age of isolation populate the vocals. Lyrical themes including criticisms of a modern disposable culture, our appetite for misinformation and the ignorance fueled fear of others are woven between the personal recountings of estranged relationships and loved ones lost or struggling to survive addiction. At times there is a glimpse of light that breaks through the gloom. The offer of hope through mutual aid, direct action and self improvement through adversity deliver a reprieve from the darker tone to mirror the nuances of our shared reality.

The Promised End

Comprised of members of Landmines, The Effort and Sky Tigers, The Promised End will be releasing their debut full length album, For The Buried And The Broken, on February 2nd via Boston’s Sound Investment Records and Germany’s Gunner Records with a mainland European tour set to take place in September to support the overseas release.