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The Application of Loneliness, Ignorance, Misery, Love and Despair - An Introspective of the Human Condition

“The Application of Loneliness, Ignorance, Misery, Love and Despair - An Introspective of the Human Condition”:
A concept album based on the contents of the aforementioned title; Taking a look at the human state; what we see and what we feel in certain situations and how we look at things totally uniquely.

Released on the 26th May through Candlelight Records, this is a record that harnesses the essence of October File: Anger and belief. Power and persistence.

October File have earned a formidable reputation as one of the UK’s heaviest and most intensely original bands over their eventful career.

This four-man post-punk-hard-core crew, formed in 2003 by guitarist Matt Lerwill and bassist Steve Beatty, have doggedly redefined what it means to convey ferocity and fury through the art of riffs, rhythms and incendiary, politically-charged lyrics; amassing a substantial fan base from across the rock, punk and metal spectrum and garnering countless effusive and ecstatic reviews from all corners of the rock and metal media.



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Renditions in Juxtaposition
“The killing machine that is October File has grown into a primal force to be reckoned with. Make way for the new lords of anger, defiance and tru-grit in your face power. 4th Reich ‘n’ roll at its finest...” October File release a new limited edition CD and DVD set: ‘Renditions in Juxtaposition – Live At Bloodstock’ on 28th January 2013, via Candlelight Records. Documenting the band’s triumphant show at Bloodstock in 2011, it captures a unique band at the height of their collective powers. This limited edition collectors’ CD and DVD features the band’s full set from the Bloodstock 2011 festival and includes the as yet unreleased track “I Fuck The day”. Packaged in 12 page deluxe two disc set, this edition is limited to 1,000 copies only. This intense live show features the band at their finest, in their natural environment: live on stage. As their tenth anniversary looms over the horizon, October File are currently working hard on material for their fourth studio album. An ambitious concept album entitled, ‘The Application of Loneliness, Ignorance, Misery, Love and Despair - An Introspective of the Human Condition’, it will be released in the spring of 2013 and promises to be the most intense and dramatic album of the quartet’s career to date.

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Our Souls To You
October File released their third album “Our Souls To You” on the 5th April 2010 via Candlelight Records. The album contains 11 tracks that are best described as a raging assault of post-apocalypse sonic heaviness on the senses from start to finish. . . Dark, aggressive, angular and downright angry are the closest descriptions. Musically, OCTOBER FILE deliver an even heavier and more direct approach than the highly rated last album, 'Holy Armour From The Jaws Of God'." Steve Beatty – Bass player, comments; “We spent a year writing and rehearsing, taking our time and arguing intensely about this and that and we feel its been worth it. Its also the first time we have been able to complete the whole process with a stable and complete line up. This recording was time wasting idiot free! It shows, it’s a collective effort with everyone bringing their talents and suggestions into the mix. We took our time and wrote what we feel is a varied album, so many records seem to be ten of the same songs these days, we wanted so much to avoid this, we want the listener to let the album unfold in its own way. Enjoy every last drop of bile”. The album will came as a double CD with the full album produced by John Mitchell at Outhouse Studios and a V.2 (version two) with the whole album being produced by Justin Broadrick (Godflesh etc).

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Holy Armour From The Jaws of God
A RAGING ASSAULT OF POST APOCALYPSE SONIC HEAVINESS. In 2007 October File finally released their long awaited and in some quarters highly anticipated second album. A raging assault on the senses from start to finish (with Jaz Coleman from Killing Joke adding his dulcet tones) Musically, October File delivered an even heavier and direct approach than the highly rated “Hallowed Be Thy Army” EP. Dark, aggressive angular and downright angry are the closest descriptions. Lyrically the band have the balls to say what’s on their mind, subjects such as Climate Change, War, Corruption and Religion all get the treatment, some more than others, “Religion?” for instance deals with the fact that maybe most religions outlook that we should all have to bow to some imaginary god or get beheaded just really isn’t on….the band also cover Murder for amusement, Rape, human disappointment and day to day drudgery in equally eloquent terms…songs about girls, having fun and how cool summer is just didn’t make the album…..

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Hallowed Be Thy Army
This release featured three tracks from the “Holy Armour” album. October File had moved on from previous outings and had turned themselves into a raging noise machine, this is a angry and crazed sonic assault. This is the band striving to move on form previous recordings. The band in the sales notes said “ this is a punch in the face to the current crop of indie bands that sound like their mothers packed their guitars for them”. Three tracks that deal with Holy War, feeding people you don’t like to the Lions and people who suffer from routine…It was the first and last release to feature drummer Andy Robinson who the band were thoroughly relieved to be shot of, moving in to his place was John Watt.

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Monuments
This was recorded to co-incide with the bands UK tour with Killing Joke. It features three studio tracks One And All, Monuments, Blood And The Sweat. It also which has become common with October file release to include an industrial track with components taken from the songs recorded for that release, plus the spoken word of Boyd Rice with a sample taken from the “Alarm Agents” album. The bonus tracks were taken from the bands Radio One Rock Show session which were included really as footnotes as the band were very unhappy with the recordings.

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A Long Walk On A Short Pier
The bands first album and it listening to it now you can't figure its the same band that wrote the second album. The bands influences are obvious throughout but that doesn’t step away from the fact the album is original and went totally against what was going on at the time namely “Emo”. Steve commented “I love this record, it was written in bits and bats and with three different drummers, most of it before even before Ben joined the band. A lot of frustration came out in this but it also contains tracks like “Beautiful” and “Landslide” which was Matt and I at our melodic best. We only ever played these tracks once or twice live , which was a shame as we were always moving on with the band so we never got to really put these songs in the set.

The Kerrang magazine review: NOW THIS is what hardcore is about. Driven by the same broad sense of social injustice and chest-beating volume that fuels everyone from Refused to Amen, The October File have the riffs to back up their hard-line stance. Take the well-informed and brutally-delivered expose of US foreign policy, ‘God Hates America’ - the type of anthem you’d punch holes in the ceiling to. You suspect The October File are smart enough to realise that few bands can change the world but they can change their world Which is precisely why this album sounds like its played as if lives depend on it. Potentially revolutionary.

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How To Lose Friends And Alienate People
Our first ever recording and we did it before we had actually played a gig. We went to the studio to record a demo and it turned out so good (well we thought so) that we decided to release it. All tracks are on the “Long Walk On A Short Pier album”

OCTOBER FILE “HARD AS FU#K AND UNPRETENTCIOUS TO THE CORE – KKKK - KERRANG SINGLE OF THE WEEK The October File debut album is here and the thing was worth the wait. After the bands critically acclaimed EP “How To Lose Friends And Alienate People” the band have been talked about highly in all corners and all the promise the EP had has all been delivered in one hate filled angry and diverse album. The band move in all directions, from one track to the next and even within tracks, they do it with conviction, elegance and originality rarely found in music these days. “From the bulging muscularity of “Dead Air Transmission” to the sub-surface wrath of “Landslide”, this is hard as fuck and unpretentious to the core”

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