HF.16 - Gut Feeling - 2013 EP
US release co-released with Bitter Melody Records
Release Date: May 5th, 2013
Two Sided Die-Cut Covers with interchangeable 8 headed 2 sided insert. all screen printed at Deathbyink
#/19 - Label Test Press w. color gradient cover variant.
/100 - Baby Blue Vinyl w. "Standard" Cover.
/150 - Gold W/ Red haze Vinyl w. "Standard" Cover.
/250 - Clear w/ Light Green Splotches Vinyl w/ "Standard Cover"
Gut Feeling is a North Carolina hardcore band consisting of various members around the region (ex-Catharsis, Undying, Torch Runner, Nightbear, etc). Musically these guys deviate from the previous more metal-laced endeavors and the only part that really carries over from the previous is top notch song-writing, structure and musicianship. Gut feeling does a great job bringing back anthemic hardcore in the vein of bands such as Champion, Comeback Kid, Modern Life is War, etc think fast polished hardcore punk with melodic guitar overtones, a tasteful spattering of gang vocals and sing along parts. recorded in late 2012 by Kris Hilbert at Legitimate Business and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege and released digitally shortly thereafter.
The band had a creative vision for artwork/packaging and we worked together with them, Bitter Melody and Deathbyink to bring it to life. if not for their followup 2015 EP I would say this was the most ambitious packaging we have done to date.