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New Hardcore Band Spotlight: Ousted

Photo: Evan Reilly

Band: Ousted
From: Baltimore, Maryland

Their formation story:
(Sean Reilly, vocals): "In 2022, Mitch (guitar) had sent me some songs that he wrote, in hopes of me knowing someone that would do vocals for them. I ended up taking a crack at demoing a few of them in my basement and we moved forward from there.

"Once we started perusing it, we recruited a few other members from one of Mitch’s other band, Neolithic, to round out the lineup. Enter Frank on bass and Jon-John on drums."

Their sound in their own words:
"With Mitch’s history of being in Ruiner and Pulling Teeth, we do have some similar bits and pieces of those bands. I like to think we harness a similar intensity and aggression, with a more melodic take."

Latest release info:
"We recorded our demo in the latter half of 2023 with our good friend Justin Day, at his home recording studio (New Noise). The music was finished a few months prior to me recording vocals in between my touring schedule last year."

Future plans:
"We play our first show on July 30th in Baltimore at Holy Frijoles with Spaced, Autoignition, and Baltimore locals, Tripper. We plan on recording our next release late summer/early fall this year, local and regional shows to follow." 

What other bands from their region should we check out?
"Meth Rats, Silk Leash, Erode, Civilian, Sinister Feeling."

Ousted on social media: Instagram

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