LOS ANGELES, CA
FFO: West Coast Hardcore
Marty Kush (v), Ivan Hernandez (g), Drake Duncan (g), Jesse Macias (g), Elijah Jimenez (b), Apie Santa Cruz (d)
Los Angeles based hardcore collective, ARCLINE, released their debut EP “Gateway Drugs” in November of 2019 on Upstate Records. Kicking off 2020 in early February they joined Born From Pain on part of their tour up the West Coast. But the momentum would come to a halt, as we all know, the year 2020 would take a turn for the worst and all of the upcoming fests and shows they had booked got canceled. So the band decided to switch gears and focus on writing and recording new material. The result is a new 3 song promo titled, “Laugh Now Fry Later”, and this title accurately depicts the group’s attitude towards modern culture and the songs musically and lyrically follow suit. Still continuing with their straight up, no frills, punch in the dick, NYHC heavy groove style, the new songs they wrote also lean into a darker side tonally that is reflective of the current state of a world that’s gone to shit. Fans of Trapped Under Ice, Buried Alive and 100 Demons should take note that these new ARCLINE songs still pack the ferocious punch they brought on their debut EP. And based on the song titles on this new 3 song promo, Marty’s obsession with Mortal Kombat hasn’t faded one bit.
This hardcore collective is stronger than ever still comprised of vocalist OG Marty Kush (Hoods), guitarists Ivan Hernandez (Take Vengeance) and Drake Duncan. Now with new additions of guitarist Jesse Macias (Hoods/Set Your Anchor), Elijah Jimenez on bass and Apie Santa Cruz kicking the beats on drums. With live music coming back strong in 2021 this lineup has already started to pick up where they left off and ARCLINE is ready to take their no holds barred live show on the road as much as possible.