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Harsh, grimy tones. Sweet, steamrolling riffs. Vocals exuding pure pain. Over the course of 17 tracks, Mirakler spits out a sound that lands in a dark crack between Unsane, Today Is The Day, and Nirvana. The exuberance of Mirakler's twisted, metallic noise rock is intensified by the volatility of frontman Daniel Gene's voice as it ricochets between wounded pleas and full-bore screams, calling to mind the emotional storms of the great Steve Austin.

New Noise Magazine reports: "With a touch of grunge, metal, and sludge, this group’s approach to noise manages to maintain a sense of melody."

How I Became the Devil was recorded and mixed by Scot Moriarty at Backroom Studios, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege.

The band hits the road for a Northeast tour in July, including dates with Cherubs, and will play the venerable No Coast Fest in Texas in October.

From Ryan Canavan of HEX Records/Hanging Like A Hex Zine --
"Mirakler take the combined experience of past bands, endless miles in subjectively reliable vehicles to play countless filthy basements and fly-by-night venues and spit it all out in a 45-minute tirade called “How I Became the Devil”.
They go for the gusto and ensure every listener gets maximum bang for their buck with 17 tracks of noisey rock/punk abandon in about 45 minutes. Some may say that’s a bold move for a relatively new band. However, Mirakler have a lot to offer. Interspersed between the lumbering grungy noise rock squall are uncomfortable and weird interludes, melancholy melodies, occasional toe-dipping into sassy chaos, and even a bit of experimentation with electronics and post-rock instrumentation.
It’s kind of a roller coaster of an album that has an air of mystery around it with it’s thumb print/eye blots on the cover, alluding to some alien in a ski mask coming to thieve your jewels. It’s unsettling and dangerous, and that’s kind of what you get from this Pittsburgh trio with their debut LP."

1) The Good Thief
2) Ecstatic Fields of Love and Grace
3) Egg
4) I Am Violence
5) The Bad Thief
6) Instant Drugs
7) This Is Brit Pop
8) Wet Ground Brings Rain
9) The Fireworks and the Stars
10) Kenny
11) How Many More Will Die
12) Exodus (A Continuous Mutation)
13) My Battery Is Low and It's Getting Dark
14) Christ B.C.
15) The Hill

"Grungy noise mongers... Edgy, aggro vibe."

"Steel City denizens of disaster Mirakler... channel sounds of early noise rock that would make Steve Albini blush."
–Invisible Oranges

“Guitars wailing like they’re being burnt to a crisp and a low end so abrasive it could give you tetanus through your headphones… If you’ve been jamming Chat Pile, Unsane, or Coordinated Suicides to scratch the existential itch, add Mirakler’s ‘How I Became the Devil’ to your playlists immediately.”
–Fecking Bahamas

"Grasping the energies spewed forth by bands such as Unsane, Nirvana, the Melvins, Helmet, and others of that ilk... The bloody husks of the ’90s breathe wicked new life... This is an electric, agitated document that is impossible to digest without taking on a good bit of its mental damage."
–Meat Mead Metal

"A harsh sonic concoction of sweet, steamrolling riffs and pain-exuding vocals. With a sound landing somewhere between the edginess of Today Is The Day and the rawness of Nirvana..."

"Harsh noisy riffs and pained vocals."
–Scene Point Blank

"Glorious noise rock magic."
–Two Guys Metal Review

Daniel Gene - guitar, vocals
Will Novalis - bass
Matt Langille - drums
John Kerr - drums on the album

July 13 - Philadelphia, PA @ Breadbox
July 14 - North Bergen, NJ @ North Bergen VFW
July 15 - Wilmington, DE @ Squeezebox Records
July 16 - Willimantic, CT @ Willimantic Records
July 17 - Troy, NY @ Troy Speakeasy
July 18 - Manchester, NH @ Thrive Outdoors
July 19 - Cambridge, MA @ Zuzu
July 20 - Washington, DC @ The Runaway w/ Cherubs
July 21 - Baltimore, MD @ The Crown w/ Cherubs
July 22 - Richmond, VA @ Cobra Cabana

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