NEWS: Borstal look to break the “Vicious Circles”!

Borstal, a brand new UK Hardcore band featuring Pierre Mendivil (Knuckledust), Nick Barker (Brujeria, ex-Cradle Of Filth, Dimmu Borgir, Testament) and members of Dripback and King Of Pigs have unleashed a video for their first single “Vicious Circles”. The track appears on their highly anticipated debut EP entitled “At Her Majesty’s Pleasure”, set to drop via 4Family Records on 1st April 2021.

Barker comments: “I’ve wanted to do a NYHC style band for a few years but nothing ever came to fruition sadly, until one day I happened to mention it to Wez and Lee (Dripback) who totally jumped on the idea with overwhelming enthusiasm, immediately suggesting Pierre from Knuckledust! My love of HC/Punk stems way back to my early teens in the mid-80’s when I discovered this style of music from the thrash bands I listened to at the time. Reading the Thanks lists on so many vinyl inner sleeves discovering all these new bands and music I’d never heard of before… It changed my life forever! Coming from a Black/Death Metal background this is something new for me and I’m excited to share it with the world.”

Pierre: “During the peak of lockdown in UK Lee and Wez mentioned to me they were starting a new band and asked if I’d be interested in singing with them. As my other bands we’re not in the position to start writing new music and I needed an outlet for the frustration I felt from dealing with working on the frontline during this pandemic, it didn’t take much to get me onboard. “I’ve worked with Lee and Wez in the past on Dripback tracks and know they live for this, so I feel very honoured to be involved in a band with them and after meeting Nick and Jamie, Borstal instantly feels like family.”

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