Santa Cruz California hardcore act DRAIN announce the Living Proof Australian Tour 2023. This December will see Norcal’s finest descend upon our shores to perform their highly acclaimed hardcore thrash masterpiece Living Proof, out now via Epitaph Records. Special guests on the tour will be Connecticut emo band Anxious, who will make their debut visit down under.
”DRAIN’S GOING BACK DOWN UNDER!! No Maxibon or Iced Long Black is safe!” says excited front man Sammy Ciaramitaro.
Produced by longtime friend and multi-instrumentalist Taylor Young (God’s Hate, Suicide Silence) and mixed by Jon Markson (Drug Church, Koyo), LIVING PROOF injects a serious dose of relatability—not to mention catchiness—into hardcore’s penchant for toughness and brutality. With his face perpetually glued in a grin, vocalist Sammy Ciaramitaro’s snotty howl rides roughshod over thrash-leaning riffage as rhythms bounce in a big way. It isn’t just a good time as Sammy presides over the chaos of stage diving bodies and mic-grabbing frontline; it’s a party—and everyone is invited.
Stemming from humble DIY beginnings, the band built their scene alongside friends who would go on to form bands like Scowl, Gulch, and Sunami. In the process of paving the way for hardcore to thrive in their beach town of Santa Cruz, CA, they’ve cemented a legacy that transcends their California roots. After signing to Epitaph in 2021 and dropping their standout label debut, Watch You Burn, DRAIN made their live European debut and headlined the first night of 2022’s landmark Sound and Fury festival; playing to 6,000 kids keyed up to welcome the next generation of hardcore royalty. The band ripped through Australia in January of this year supporting Canadian hardcore act Comeback Kid, crushing every show in their wake.
With their dynamic live shows and positive energy propelling them to peak underground popularity, their new album is a testament to the hard work and heartfelt ethos that’s at the centre of DRAIN’s good-time psyche.
Tickets from Destroy All Lines…