And just like that, with zero fanfare and no warning, metallic hardcore juggernaut Sunami has unloaded their mammoth full length debut via Triple B Records. Since the band's 2019 inception, the San Jose collective has built a reputation for the unconventional - cultivating a rabid fanbase with their volatile stage show and DIY approach.
Though the band has released plenty of recorded music prior to the full length via a self-titled EP, a split with since disbanded legends Gulch and a 2022 3-track beatdown in six minutes with their Promo release, the debut album has become something of lore in the world of hardcore.
Skipping the rollout, the strategy and the theatrics of a conventional release campaign, the band has dropped the eagerly-awaited debut and the result is a sub 20-minute clobbering in eight tracks of pure hostility.
Enlisting Charles Toshio to complete the project, the album features two previously released singles in "Six" initially featured on the 2022 Promo release (the recorded intro on the previous version is hard AF) and “Contempt Of Cop” Sunami's 2019 introduction.
The arrival of the celebrated debut is being coupled with the tease of something in the works with Los Angeles-based burger specialists, Burgerlords. Hitting social media with a 'Save the Date" scheduled for June 16th through the 18th, the fast-casual burger champs specializing in Vegan patties and Tahini milkshakes likely have some tasty in the works.
Sunami is set to begin a run of live dates including a weeklong stretch of California shows starting June 15th and ending June 19th at 1720 in Los Angeles. The band is also slated to perform at the 2023 edition of Outbreak Fest before trekking through Europe with No Pressure, Pain Of Truth, Restraining Order and C4.
See the list of dates below.
06/15 Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone
06/16 Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone
06/17 Simi Valley, CA – Rapid Skateshop
06/18 Los Angeles, CA – 1720
06/19 Los Angeles, CA – 1720
06/23 Manchester, UK – Outbreak Fest
06/24 Ysselsteyn, NET – Jera On Air
06/24 Hamburg, GER – Booze Cruise
06/26 Karlsruhe, GER – Stadtmitte
06/27 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo
06/28 Padova, ITA – Sherwood Festival
06/29 Milan, ITA – Legend Club
06/30 Munchen, GER – Feierwerk
07/01 Nuremberg, GER – Desi
07/02 Vienna, AUT – Arena
07/03 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
07/04 Warsaw, POL – Hydrozagadka
07/05 Berlin, GER – Cassiopeia
07/06 Erfurt, GER – Ven Kultur
07/07 Dresden, GER – Chemiefabrik
07/09 Ypres, BEL – Ieper Fest