From the Detroit, Michigan area, Hollow Earth was founded in 2011 by vocalist Steve Muczynski and guitarist Mike Moynihan, both ex-members of Shai Hulud.
The Hollow Earth sound is that of feral, metallic hardcore, anchored by a grand, apocalyptic weight that hints at a love for sludge and doom. Lyrics paint nightmarish accounts of dejection, suffering, and impending doom on both the personal and global levels. The band’s 2012 debut EP, We Are Not Humanity, was released on Panic Records, the label owned by Trial guitarist Timm McIntosh. This was followed by the debut full-length, Silent Graves, also on Panic, in 2014.
Produced by Andy Nelson (Harm’s Way, Weekend Nachos) and mastered by Brad Boatright (Integrity, Nails), Silent Graves was named “one of metallic hardcore’s best offerings this year” by Invisible Oranges. MetalSucks hailed the album as “in the vein of Converge, Nails, and Enabler… To call it ‘a scorcher’ and/or ‘a ripper’ would be to undersell.”
Since its formation, Hollow Earth has toured relentlessly, teaming up with bands like Trial, Old Wounds, Axis, and Exalt. The band embarks next week for a short tour that includes dates with Cult Leader.
Mar 30 – Buffalo, NY @ Sugar City w/ Cult Leader
Mar 31 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class w/ Cult Leader
Apr 1 – Detroit, MI @ The Sanctuary w/ Cult Leader
Apr 2 – Chicago, IL @ Club Rectum w/ Cult Leader
Apr 3 – Omaha, NE @ Midtown Art Supply
Apr 4 – Cheyenne, WY @ Ernie November
Good Fight Music takes great pride in welcoming Hollow Earth into its fold.
“Boasting a sound not unlike the melodic and riveting brand that Shai Hulud is known for, Silent Graves also takes time to ponder the chaos it creates, channelling the contemplative heaviness of Neurosis… One of metallic hardcore’s best offerings this year.”
“Doom-y metallic hardcore nastiness.”
“In the vein of Converge, Nails, and Enabler… To call it ‘a scorcher’ and/or ‘a ripper’ would be to undersell.”
“Between rabid hardcore and moody doom… Hollow Earth aren’t just writing songs to mosh along to, but connect in darker dymanics that can be striking…”
“Creative riffing – a fretted onslaught that does nothing to stop the flow of energy leaping out of the output jack.”
“Massive metallic hardcore weight.”