Thursday, May 23, 2024

HappeningPH Music Exclusive! Turnpike Shatters Expectations with Hard-Hitting New Track BLOOD4BLOOD

HappeningPH Music Exclusive! Turnpike Shatters Expectations with Hard-Hitting New Track BLOOD4BLOOD

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Cebu City, Philippines – Straight from the heart of Cebu’s hardcore scene, Turnpike just dropped their latest track, Blood4Blood on April 19, 2024, for streaming and purchase on all major digital platforms and Bandcamp. This track is not just another hardcore banger. it’s a raw and unapologetic outcry against racial discrimination and genocide, fueled by the struggles of the Palestinian people.

Turnpike’s music is straight-up hardcore music to break stuff to as Bryle Tomilap, the band’s vocalist would describe it. But with Blood4Blood, they also incorporated modern beatdown dynamics while steering clear of the typical “riff salad” structure. Guitarist Sean Villareal’s relentlessly brutal riffs provide the perfect backdrop for Tomilap’s impassioned vocals, delivering a message that demands to be heard. 

When asked about their objectives for the song, Tomilap says, “may this song serve as a persuasive voice to those who chose not to have a stand against a racist’s abuses.”

Despite facing time constraints due to their day jobs, Turnpike poured their hearts and souls

into this release. This is not just for the hardcore enthusiasts, but for anyone willing to listen to their message of peace. “We aim to appeal not just to hardcore music enthusiasts but anyone who has the attention span to listen to our message of peace,” Tomilap emphasized.

Accompanying the release is a music video which is now available on Turnpike’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. Additionally, fans can anticipate Turnpike’s upcoming album, Straight to the Domes of Your Heads, featuring ten tracks that promise to pack a punch and is set to release within the year.

Turnpike’s dedication to their craft and message is evident in every aspect of their music, including their album art. Designed by renowned hardcore gig photographer Ray Fernandez, the artwork perfectly captures the essence of the band’s explosive performances.

“This is the first song that we got to play live first before releasing. All our songs are released first and then played live afterwards, except for this song,” Villareal shared, highlighting the significance of Blood4Blood in Turnpike’s journey.

Make sure to listen to Turnpike’s uncompromising sound and all-important message with Blood4Blood. The track is  out now for streaming and purchase on all major digital platforms and Bandcamp.

About Turnpike:

Turnpike is a five-piece hardcore band from Cebu City, Philippines, comprising of Sean Villareal on rhythm guitar, Renato John Mosqueda on lead guitar, Vinz Bartiana on drums, Kerwin Scythe Britania on bass, and Bryle Tomilap on vocal duties.

Merging influences from melodic hardcore, chaotic hardcore, and late-90s/early 00s metallic hardcore and metalcore, Turnpike manages to brew a seminal sound in such a jungle of melodies. The band’s music revolves around introspection of self, bouts against isolation, and meditations about suffering.

Turnpike is set to release a six-song EP under Melt Records, and is currently playing shows in promotion for their upcoming release.