ABJECT! started out in March of 2011 with dedicated veterans of the New York and Washington D.C. hardcore punk scenes. Built on a desire to speak out against everyday struggles, personal and world wide alike, they also came together as friends to escape from those same struggles and make some intense sounding hardcore music in the process.
The turn of the century in New York City saw many changes. They "cleaned up the city", and while places like the bowery are supposedly "cleaner and safer", the working class slob has been priced out of town. ABJECT are here to expose the truth behind the pretty curtain and provide the proper soundtrack for this hell ride called life!
While ABJECT! may be expressing angst and rage they also have fun and provide comic relief when they can. As vocalist Jamie states "You gotta vent, you gotta be aware of what's going on in your world, but without fun, without making the most of it, life just ain't worth living".
ABJECT! had two solid releases under their belt already. Their debut full length "Try Again" first put them on the map, and then the highly publicized "39 Hours In Bronx Central Booking" EP chronicled the bands arrest and lockup the hands of the NYPD for a crime they did not commit. The time ABJECT! spent in jail and the false criminal charges is not fiction but a fact that has since been documented by the state of New York.
Unfortunately, Abject! has broken up after releasing this album.
"For me, ABJECT! was like a trip to Vegas with the boys where everything broke right," said vocalist Jamie "Hamma." "As far as I'm concerned, we won big and we were playing with house money - one of those unforgettable trips where everything worked out. Hell, we even got arrested and locked up together and turned it into a big plus!
"Like all vacations, the time came to go home. We were way ahead and I would've liked to see how much further we could've gone, but it was time to go home; jobs, wives, etc. were waiting. The flight home wasn't comfortable, but that can't take away from an unforgettable run full of great memories.".