NO/MAS have shared the video for “DENY/DISGRACE.” Watch it here — and feel like you’ve been thrust right in the middle of a raging moshpit at a basement show.
“When the idea for a video came up, we wanted to show ourselves in one of our favorite environments,” the band says. “D.C house shows are how and why this band was started. We are excited for everyone to see where we came from.”
The band dropped their latest album Consume/Deny/Repent last year on Closed Casket Activities.
NO/MAS are headed back out on the road this winter with Cro-Mags, Ringworm, and Brat. All dates are below
NO/MAS ON TOUR: WITH CRO-MAGS, RINGWORM, + BRAT:
2/24 — Washington, DC — Comet Ping Pong*
2/25 — Richmond, VA — Cobra Cabana**
2/26 — Knoxville, TN — Brickyard**
2/27 — Spartanburg, SC — Ground Zero&
2/28 — Charleston, SC, — Trolley Pub
3/1 — Melbourne, Fl — Pineapples
3/2 —Tampa, FL — Brass Mug
3/3 — Atlanta, GA — The Earl
3/4 — New Orleans, LA — Siberia
3/5 — Dallas, TX — Three Links
3/6 — Houston, TX — The End
3/7 — Austin, TX — Lost Well
3/8 — San Antonio, TX — Paper Tiger
3/9 — Oklahoma City, OK — 89th Street
3/10 — Lincoln, NE — 1867
3/11 — Des Moines, IA — Lefty’s
3/12 — St. Louis, MO — Red Flag (no Ringworm)
3/13 — Memphis, TN — Growlers
3/14 — Evansville, IN — Stage Two
3/15 — Indianapolis, IN — Black Circle Brewing
3/16 — Columbus, OH — Ace of Cups
3/17 — Covington, KY — Madison Live
3/18 — Pittsburgh, PA — Preserving Underground
*No Ringworm or Brat
The band dispenses a face-ripping combination of grindcore, metal, death, and thrash that would cut deep a decade ago or a decade from now. The Washington, D.C. group — Roger Rivadeneira [vocals], John Letzkus [guitar], Patrick Merson [bass], and Henry Everitt [drums, vocals] — engage an uncompromising sensory assault, barreling forward like a runaway freight train only bolted to the rails by deft riffing, explosive drumming, and vocal brutality.
After racking up thousands of streams and receiving acclaim from Decibel, Metal Injection, and more, the band perfect this approach on their Closed Casket Activities debut, Consume/Deny/Repent.
“We wanted to make a record that was really riff-heavy and catchy,” states John. “It has more old school influences, but it’s also modern at the same time.”
“Thematically, we had specific things in mind, but the pandemic literally changed the world,” adds Roger. “It went from being a more conceptualized album to music that references what we were going through. That’s one thing we all agreed on.”
Under the influence of everything from Slayer and Napalm Death to Wormrot, NO/MAS materialized in Washington, D.C. They made waves with their 2018 full-length debut, Raíz Del Mal, which Metal Injection christened “one of the most intense releases of the year.” Meanwhile, Decibeladded, “Every song on their latest album, Raíz Del Mal, is a nice little rollercoaster that tends to make its twists and turns around grind, black metal, D-beat and hardcore.” In between dropping the Last Laugh EP in 2019, they graced bills with the likes of Exodus, Pig Destroyer, and many more.
Working with producer Taylor Young in Los Angeles, they sharpened this approach to knifepoint precision.
“When we first started NO/MAS, I came up with a mantra for what the band is about,” the singer states. “We are against all forms of injustice. We want to bring awareness to mental health and the separation of church and state.” In the end, NO/MAS remain inimitable in their beatdown.