Mathcore pioneers Botch surprise-release first new song in 20 years

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Pioneering mathcore outfit Botch have surprise-released their first new material in 20 years.

Titled One Twenty Two, the track channels the angular, off-kilter riffs with which the band made their name on landmark late-’90s releases American Nervoso and We Are the Romans, albeit with a much crisper production – it’s particularly pleasing to hear Dave Knudson’s wild pitch-shifter bends in a heavier context once again.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.