Seattle, Washington's Regional Justice Center have announced their debut full length, World of Inconvenience, due out June 15th from To Live A Lie Records and Forever Never Ends in the US, and Adagio830 and Straight and Alert Records in the UK/EU. The brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Ian Shelton, Regional Justice Center is a powerful combination of unbridled hardcore aggression and harrowing concept.
Regional Justice Center is a band that's almost inextricable from its challenging origins. In 2016 Shelton's younger brother, Max, began what would become a year and a half long sentencing process at Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent, Washington. As Shelton puts it, “He was 18 years old, got caught up in small town drug politics, was at the wrong place at the wrong time, and got himself into a violent situation." As Shelton visited his brother he would soon become all too familiar with the flaws of the state prison system; witnessing situations that ranged from callous to full on exploitive of prisoners and their families. He began to channel is frustration into music and Regional Justice Center was formed. Now on World of Inconvenience, Shelton's guttural roar calls out these unquestioned systems and seeks to provide a perspective that is so rarely seen--even utilizing recordings of conversations with his brother--all housed within twelve minutes of explosive hardcore that's almost as crushing as the story behind the album.
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