With a lineup now confirmed, new Hardcore band Borstal are set to enter the studio this month to record a six track EP, which will feature a cover of The Last Resort classic ‘King Of The Jungle’.
Joining drummer Nick Barker (Ex-Dimmu Borgir/Cradle Of Filth and Brujeria) and Knuckledust’s Pierre Mendivil is Wez4 (bass) and the twin guitar attack of Lee Kitchener (son of “Oi” legend Arthur Kitchener of The Last Resort) and Jamie Hunter (Mordhau/King Of Pigs).
Nick Barker told MetalTalk: “I’ve wanted to do a NYHC style band for a few years, but nothing ever came to fruition sadly, until one day I happened to mention it to Wez and Lee (Dripback), who totally jumped on the idea with overwhelming enthusiasm, immediately suggesting Pierre from Knuckledust!
“My love of HC/Punk stems way back to my early teens in the mid 80’s, when I discovered this style of music from the Thrash bands I listened to at the time.
“Reading the ‘Thanks’ lists on so many vinyl inner sleeves, discovering all these new bands and music I’d never heard of before… It changed my life forever!
“Coming from a Black/Death Metal background, this is something new for me and I’m excited to share it with the world.”
Pierre Mendivil told us: “During the peak of lockdown in UK ,Lee and Wez mentioned to me they were starting a new band and asked if I’d be interested in singing with them.
“As my other bands we’re not in the position to start writing new music and I needed an outlet for the frustration I felt from dealing with working on the frontline during this pandemic, it didn’t take much to get me onboard.
“I’ve worked with Lee and Wez in the past on Dripback tracks and know they live for this, so I feel very honoured to be involved in a band with them and after meeting Nick and Jamie, Borstal instantly feels like family.”
Expect an uncompromising blend of punishing NYHC-meets-U.K. HC/Punk/Oi, adding a little Spanish flavour lyrically here and there into the mix, paying homage to Pierre’s Peruvian roots.
PIERRE MENDIVIL – Vocals
LEE KITCHENER – Guitars
JAMIE HUNTER – Guitars
WEZ4 – Bass
NICK BARKER – Drums