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Ex-GAZA members return as Cult Leader with their new EP Nothing For Us Here

Cult Leader - Nothing For Us Here album art

Since the dissolution of GAZA early last year, we kinda of fell out of touch with what the members of the band were doing. The split was very succinct, and followed some pretty heavy allegations aimed at frontman Jon Parkin, and so it seemed they’d stay low for a little while.

Seems that was only partly but mostly not right, because instrumental contingent Michael Mason (guitar), Casey Hansen (drums) and Anthony Lucero (bass) pretty quickly reformed and rejigged (Lucero is now on vocals) as Cult Leader, along with Sam Richards on bass. Things have seemingly been quiet, but for good reason, because already we have a debut record from them in the form of Nothing For Us Here (a very GAZA title).

They were pretty quickly snapped up by Deathwish it seems, and the record is now streaming in full! Well how about that.

It’s pretty gnarly. I have only one listen under my belt so far, but the lip was suitably curled and the hairs on my neck made upstanding, so there’s some good mileage in it for sure.

If you like what you hear, the band are on tour across North American with Nashville hardcore trio Yautja. Dates are as follows:

04/10 Boise, ID – The Crux
04/11 Tacoma, WA – New Frontier Lounge
04/12 Portland, OR – Laughing Horse
04/13 Chico, CA – 100th Monkey Cafe
04/14 TBA – TBA
04/15 Pomona, CA – Aladdin Jr
04/16 Tempe, AZ – 51 West
04/17 El Paso, TX – The Naylair
04/18 Austin, TX – Red 7 Indoors (feat. Illustrations)
04/19 TBA – TBA w/ Illustrations
04/20 Dallas, TX – Three Links (feat. Illustrations)
04/21 Oklahoma City, OK – The Conservatory
04/22 Albuquerque, NM – Gasworks (no Yautja)
04/23 Las Vegas, NV – TBA (no Yautja)
05/02 Denver, CO – Bar Bar (no Yautja) (feat. Call Of The Void & Reproacher)
05/03 Kansas City, MO – Art Closet Studios (no Yautja)
05/04 Louisville, KY – TBA (no Yautja)
05/05 Nashville, TN – Cafe Coco
05/06 Birmingham, AL – The Forge
05/07 Atlanta, GA – TBA
05/08 Tallahassee, FL – TBA (feat. Ex-Breathers)
05/09 Miami, FL – Churchill’s
05/10 Orlando, FL – Uncle Lou’s
05/11 Charleston, SC – Tin Roof
05/12 Charlotte, NC – Milestone
05/13 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
05/14 Baltimore, MD – Sidebar
05/15 Philadelphia, PA – TBA
05/16 Brooklyn, NY – The Grand Victory
05/17 Allston, MA – O’Brien’s
05/18 Providence, RI – AS220 (feat. Tinsel Teeth)
05/19 Buffalo, NY – The Lair
05/20 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Roboto Project
05/21 Detroit, MI – Yonka House
05/22 Chicago, IL – TBA (no Yautja)
05/23 Minneapolis, MN – TBA (no Yautja)
05/24 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews (no Yautja)

Nothing For Us Here is out April 15th through the inimitable Deathwish Inc.