Hardcore band Missing Link team up with Gridiron on pulverizing single “Numbers on the Board”

Hardcore band Missing Link team up with Gridiron on pulverizing single “Numbers on the Board”

Debut album Watch Me Bleed out June 7th on Triple B Records

Photo Credit: Kevin OBryant

STREAM: “Numbers on the Board”
PREORDER: Watch Me Bleed LP  

Northeast hardcore outfit Missing Link is ready to pummel audiences with their ferocious metallic hardcore, honed to a razors edge by years of experience in the studio and on the stage. The band recently announced their debut album, Watch Me Bleed, out June 7th on Triple B Records. Today, they share the formidable second single “Numbers On The Board,” a critique of the shamelessness of social media that perfectly captures the contempt the band has for fakes and phonies. The riffs hit heavy, supported by blazing fast drumming, with numerous opportunities for audiences to demonstrate their style in the pit courtesy of some truly sinister breakdowns. Fellow hardcore heavy hitters Gridiron appear on the track, lending their characteristically menacing gang vocals to the fray.

“This song is about the difference between real hardcore kids and the TikTok / Twitter types who critique it from the outside…and basically telling them to shut the fuck up.” says vocalist Mike Ryan. “We care about and are influenced by music that’s intense and hits hard, played by people who SHOULD be playing that type of music.”

Formed during the peak of COVID, Missing Link first broke out with 2020’s My Time on the Cross EP and 2022’s No Saving Grace EP before signing with Triple B in Summer 2023. Watch Me Bleed was recorded with Andy Nelson at Bricktop Recording in Chicago and the eleven songs are exactly as bleak and brutal as you’d expect from a lineup that shares members with Internal Bleeding, Pain Of Truth, Recon, and Blood Runs Cold to name a few. Adding more fuel to the fire, the album features guest appearances from Justice Tripp, Richie Krutch, Dustin Lovell, Bruce Lepage and Eloise Chamber.

You can listen to “Numbers on the Board” HERE and preorder Watch Me Bleed through Triple B Records.

Missing Link is Mike Ryan (vocals), Victor Klipp (bass), Evan Perino (guitar), Nik Hansen (guitar), Chris Mcarthy (guitar) and Paul Dove (drums).

Watch Me Bleed Tracklist:

1. Pillar Of Salt ft. Bruce Lepage

2. New York Minute

3. Scraps for the Dog

4. Numbers on the Board ft. Gridiron

5. Glory or Death

6. Another Cross

7. Crusade

8. I Want To Kill You (Pt. 2)

9. Pillory ft. Dustin Lovell

10. See Ya Later ft. Justice Tripp and Richie Krutch

11. Genuflect ft. Eloise Chamber

Upcoming Shows:

BBB Euro Takeover w/ Magnitude, Never Ending Game, Gridron, Scarab

6/28- London UK @ Oslo Hackney

6/29- Manchester UK @ Outbreak Fest

6/30- Paris FR @ Glazart

7/1- Monchengladbach DE @ Kulturzentrum

7/2- Dresden DE @ Chemiefabrik

7/3- Nuremberg DE @ Roter Salon

7/4- Milan IT @ Legend Club

7/5- Lucerne CH @ Sedel

7/7- Ieper BE @ Ieper Fest

7/19- Buffalo, NY – Rec Room w/ The Acacia Strain + Pure Bliss

7/21- New Kensington, PA – Preserving Underground w/ The Acacia Strain + Pure Bliss

8/4- Philadelphia, PA @ This Is Hardcore

9/21- Worcester, MA @ New England Metal & Hardcore Fest