Joy - Of Nothing 7"
2016 brought North Carolina hardcore outfit JOY’s debut Blood & Ink release: Of Nothing.
Having formed not even two years ago, JOY offer a fine-tuned, aggressive nature well beyond their youth. After releasing a two-song demo in May of 2015, the quartet toured and played shows all along the East Coast. They’ve shared the stage with acts such as Advent, Shai Hulud, Full Of Hell, Power Trip and many others.
JOY signed to Blood & Ink in early 2016 and released Of Nothing last summer. They recorded with producer Kris Hilbert, whose previous clientele includes Torch Runner and Between The Buried And Me. The effort is an aggressive ode to the darker side of hardcore, melding elements of black and thrash metal for an unrelenting, in-your-face batch of songs.