OLD GODS was formed in February of 2011 by then The DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN guitarist Jeff Tuttle (vocals) and his former HEADS WILL ROLL bandmate Derek Swanson (bass), guitarist Randall Kupfer, and drummer Tony Wolski. Shortly thereafter, they garnered a solid reputation amongst Detroit's undergroundscene as a band that was both unapologetic and miles away from the homogenized herd of other so-called hardcore bands.Their new full-length, Stylized Violence sees a much more mature and confident OLD GODS continuing down the path they embarked upon with the 2011 release, but with a fury and fire all its own. Like Its predecessor, Stylized Violence is steeped in film tradition: most notably, the horror genre. With vivid and provoking titles like "Slaughtered Vomit Doll", "Burlesque Suicide" and "Altered States" it's clear that Tuttle has done his homework. But, what's more is that his lyrical content is more than just homage. The stark imagery often culled fromthese films works more like catalysts: propelling his deeper metaphoric meanings and fueling his clever wordplay.LP limited to 500 copies on magenta colored vinyl (includes download).