Press

2017 Selected Press

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Interview: “Hard and Fast, Bust Lasting.”
Winter 2017: The DISSENT Issue
JUMP Philly Magazine (Print Edition & Online)
January 20, 2017

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Die Choking – Taking Grindcore in an Artistic New Direction
HeavyBlogIsHeavy.com
January 11, 2017

“Philadelphia’s own Die Choking, a band who prides themselves on their relentless blend of death metal, grindcore, and crust leanings. It is a truly terrifying sound but one that continually warrants re-listening as there is always more territory to explore in their work then what is present on the surface level, something that we were more than happy to explore with them as they talk through the concepts and art that encompasses their latest album, III.”

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2016 Selected Press

South Philly grindcore band Die Choking wants you to end your life
With dignity and in the manner of your choosing

Phillyvoice.com
May 24, 2016

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“The intellect with which Herzog approaches lyrics that, in practice, are growled out over unrelenting rhythms and brutal, breakneck riffs is just one example of the way that Die Choking combines intensity and thoughtfulness. All three members of the South Philly trio are veterans or current members of several other bands — most notably, Herzog was formerly with Total Fucking Destruction, guitarist Jeffrey V. Daniels with prog-doomers Burden, and drummer Joshua T. Cohen splits his time with the currently on-hiatus hardcore group Cop Problem.”

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Die Choking Live Drum Session Video + European Tour Announcement
CVLT Nation
(Jan 17, 2016)

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“Are you f*cking ready to witness a SICK ASS Drummer in full effect? Check out this unreal video of Joshua Cohen of DIE CHOKING doing what he best: pounding the fuck out some drums. Personally, I’m amazed that humans are capable of doing what he does! For all our EU readers out there, DIE CHOKING is on tour now with Department of Correction. Say what up to Joshua, and tell him CVLT Nation sent you – maybe he will buy you a beer, but I think after watching this video you should buy him one!”

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5 Insane Grindcore Drummers
Metal Injection
(Jan 21, 2016)

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Joshua Cohen and his phenomenal drumming on Die Choking’s debut full length album have all but reshaped the grindcore landscape in a big way. Cohen isn’t reinventing the wheel with his blast first and ask questions later approach to playing, but his blistering performance has injected some serious passion into the genre. Really, try to sit through a Die Choking song without spazzing out like a legit choking victim. Cohen’s punishing one foot blasts and barrage of odd fills might just leave you gasping for air.

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2015 Selected Press

Premieres

Stream Die Choking III (Stereogum Premiere)
Stereogum
(October 6, 2015)

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“Die Choking serves in part as a venue for its musicians to push their abilities to the limits, and these tracks are indeed withering workouts — as fast and scathing as any metal you’ll hear this year, with extra emphasis courtesy of engineer Will Yip (Circa Survive, Blacklisted, and, uh, Lauryn Hill)’s exacting production. That’s saying a lot, given how high the ceiling’s gotten for speed and brutality in metal’s more extreme marches.” – Sterogum.com

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CVLT Nation Premiere: DIE CHOKING III “Death’s Waveform”
CVLT Nation
(July 22, 2015) – Click For Full Article

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Something to (Carefully) Chew On: New Die Choking
Decibel Magazine
(August 5, 2015)Click For Full Article

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PREMIERE: DIE CHOKING BUSTS OUT OF MENTAL PRISON WITH GRIND CRUSHER “DWELL”
Noisey: Vice Magazine
September 8, 2015 Click For Full Article

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Die Choking “Millirem” Song Premiere (Exclusive)
Bloody Disgusting
(September 23, 2015) Click For Full Article

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Photo Features
CATHARSIS, DIE YOUNG, FUTURE/PRIMITIVE, DIE CHOKING AT VOX POPULI
Blow The Scene
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PHOTOS: DIE CHOKING & FRIENDS PLAYED SAINT VITUS
Next Mosh
(August 11, 2015) – Click For Full Article

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2014 Selected Press

Interviews

“Barf Out Riffs, Barf Out Thoughts”: The Die Choking Interview
Decibel Magazine
(Tuesday, March 25th, 2014) – Read Full Article

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Features

…AND HERE’S A NEW GRIND BAND TO BRIGHTEN UP YOUR DAY, DIE CHOKING!
VICE MAGAZINE’s -NOISEY

“Featuring past and present members of such family-friendly units as Total Fucking Destruction and Cop Problem comes Die Choking, a Philadelphia trio hellbent on grind obliteration with their new EP II.”

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Cough, Grind, Cough, Grind: Exclusive Die Choking Stream!
DECIBEL MAGAZINE

“We’re big fans of Philly grind-punkers/Decibel tour vets Die Choking around these parts — some readers may recall our in-depth interview from earlier this year — so it is an honor and a privilege to be granted the opportunity to offer up this exclusive full stream of the band’s new blistering, un-fucking-relenting EP, II.”

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Die Choking Premiere Video For ‘Tonsil’ Announce New LP for 2015; To Record with Will Yip at Studio 4
New Noise Magazine

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“Tonsil” is a brutal testimonial for human rights, standing up for an individual’s option to die when in a critical or vegetative state, rather than be kept alive in an unsatisfactory manner by family members. In direct action coinciding with this very personal stance on the matter, the band manufactured a physical document which serves as a legal will to officiate one’s final wishes…Additionally, Die Choking Premiere has secured studio time in April to harness the band’s impending debut LP. In early April, the band will raid Studio 4, just outside of Philly in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, to record with Will Yip (Lauryn Hill, Circa Survive, Blacklisted, Cop Problem) who will fully engineer and mix the album.”

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Exclusive CVLT Nation Streaming: DIE CHOKING s/t 7 inch
CVLT Nation

“Over 5 tracks, this band scrambles your brain cells with their brand of high-octane grindcore laced with traces of rancid crust! What I dig about this record is the hidden grooves that are smashed against walls of aggressive speed & angst!”

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DIE CHOKING “Tonsil” Music Video (Debut: December 5, 2014)
Metal Injection

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DIE CHOKING live at Saint Vitus Bar, Mar.15th, 2014 (VIDEO)
Metal Injection

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Regional Openers for the 2014 Decibel Magazine Tour Announced
MetalSucks
“They absolutely slay”
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Reviews

About.com (September 30, 2014)
“Slicing and dicing with all the subtlety and efficiency of a box cutter, Die Choking gut the listener with powerviolent speed, utter brutality and a caustic disregard for anything less than all out sonic warfare. Six minutes of this kind of relentless grind battering is about all a sane person could withstand, but who needs sanity anyway?” Read Full Review

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Decibel Magazine June 2014 print edition
8/10- “You know, if this is the last record I review, I got lucky.”
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7″ REVIEWS: DIE CHOKING
American Aftermath
“These guys are ruthless. They produce some of the meanest grind I’ve heard from a young band in quite some time.. This EP rules. That is that. Grind your mind.
Rating: 5/5 (April 16, 2014) (Read Full Article)