Boston, MA’s straight edge hardcore up-and-comers TEST OF TIME are excited to announce the release of their first proper full-length (and subsequential pre-release EP) this summer from Bridge Nine. Titled By Design, this album was recorded via a partnership between the band themselves for guitars and vocals and Q Division Studios for drums. Songwriting topics on By Design include similar themes to the band’s previous work: vegetarianism, perseverance, and one’s own personal growth and change. By Design is Test of Time’s landmark effort, and this album will be available July 22nd, 2014 on all formats from Bridge Nine Records. The vinyl pressing will include a special, limited variant with deluxe packaging – more info on that coming soon.
Additionally, Test of Time will release a three-song pre-release EP titled A Place Beyond, which features a different version of By Design album track “Timeline” (featuring guest appearances from fellow Massachusetts edgemen Pat Flynn [Have Heart], Brian Connors [Caught in a Crowd], and Sweet Pete [In My Eyes]) as well as the songs “Audible” and “Perception” which are exclusive to this release. This EP will be available on May 20th, and song premieres and pre-order information will be announced shortly.
Test of Time was formed just about two years ago by a group of friends with mutual admiration for both straight edge and hardcore punk music. Their mission early on was simple: to create music a little different than what was dominating the Boston hardcore scene. Test of Time succeeded in doing so, and wrote and released their debut EP Inclusion and followed that up with their Bridge Nine debut EP The Price in September of 2013. In conjunction, Test of Time played high-profile shows along the Eastern Seaboard and went on to tour Central America in the Fall of the same year.
Test of Time’s current lineup features noted Boston-area photographer Todd Pollock (vocals) alongside Charles Chaussinand (guitarist), James Christopher (guitar/vocals), Jeff Novak (drums) and new member Robert Cheeseman (Daytrader) on bass.