Southern Lord has teamed up with their cohorts at Japanese label Daymare Recordings for the vinyl release of Hatred, the unrelenting debut LP by Japan's mysterious Friendship. While Friendship's identity remains an enigma, those who have encountered their antagonistic, loud, and murky sonic world, can testify to the sheer power of the auditory torture the band creates. Friendship has previously self-released two CD EPs which sold out in a month since reissued as I & II vinyl and cassette version through Sentient Ruin.
For their Hatred LP, the band delivers 12 caustic tracks in just over 25-minutes, the album recorded in their home city of Tokyo and then mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. Originally released by Daymare Recordings on CD and digital formats back in June 2017, Southern Lord will now issue Friendship's Hatred on vinyl. Blackened, dark, loud, fast, and intense, fans of prior Southern Lord releases by Nails, Heartless, Dead In The Dirt, Gust, and other brutally motivational grinding devastation should pay heed.