The Hostage Situation - "The Last Leg"


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The Hostage Situation Drops New Track "The Last Leg" After 18 Years of Silence

Hey, metalheads! Guess who's back to blow your minds? Phoenix's own chaotic hardcore legends, The Hostage Situation! After an 18-year break, they've just dropped a killer new single, "The Last Leg." If you haven't heard it yet, you're missing out big time. Mixed and mastered by Kevin Antreassian (you know, from The Dillinger Escape Plan and The Sawtooth Grin), this track smashes mathcore technicality into southern hardcore swagger. It's emotional, it's aggressive, and it's everything we needed. Check it out here:
Brandon Kellum, the voice behind the chaos, puts it perfectly: "The last time we released music, it was on a MySpace player. Eighteen years later, no expectations means no disappointment". And if "The Last Leg" is any clue, disappointment is the last thing on the agenda. Kellum nails it: "We’re living through chaotic times. Sometimes it feels like we’re chasing distraction as a way to ignore our inevitable oblivion".
The Hostage Situation isn’t just about dropping bangers—they're back with their annual reunion show on July 13, 2024, at The Rebel Lounge in Phoenix, AZ. This isn’t just any gig. It’s a gathering of metal and punk bands, all coming together for a good cause. Proceeds from the show will go to Rosie’s House, a nonprofit that gives free music education and meals to underprivileged kids.
Event Deets:
Date: July 13th, 2024
Location: The Rebel Lounge, 2303 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Doors Open: 6:30 PM
Ticket Price: $13 in advance

Quick history lesson: The Hostage Situation started causing a ruckus back in 2006. They quickly became a force in the mathcore scene, known for their insane live shows, southern metalcore riffs, and lyrics that make you think while you’re moshing. After a long break, they started doing annual reunion shows in 2017, always supporting local nonprofits. And now, with "The Last Leg", they're louder and more powerful than ever.
In my totally biased (and slightly headbanging) opinion, "The Last Leg" is a beast of a track. It’s got complex riffs, pounding drums, and vocals that tear through the chaos to deliver a serious punch. If this is just a taste of what’s coming, then The Hostage Situation is about to reclaim their spot at the top of the hardcore scene.
So, mark your calendars, grab your tickets, and get ready for a night of face-melting music that also supports a great cause. Follow The Hostage Situation on social media and stream their new single on all major platforms. This comeback is one for the books!
Turn up the volume, spread the word, and let The Hostage Situation rock your world all over again. Rock on!