Botch’s Brian Cook: “No… We’re Not Back Together. No… There Isn’t More Material In The Pipeline.”

Botch bassist Brian Cook has officially confirmed that the band are not planning to return active duty. This news comes after the group recently released a new song titled “One Twenty Two.” Cook said the following:

“‘One Twenty Two‘ is a bit of a fluke. Originally written by David Knudson for his solo album, it eventually morphed into a Botch song as former bandmates were brought on board to add their distinctive flair to the piece. No… we’re not back together. No… there isn’t more material in the pipeline. This was just a random thing that happened over COVID and we decided to share it with the world as part of the upcoming reissue of ‘We Are The Romans‘ [out November 4] on Sargent House.”

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Botch Premiere New Song “One Twenty Two”

Botch have released their first new song in 20 years, “One Twenty Two.” You can find an official video for that track below. The single will be featured as a bonus track on an upcoming reissue of “We Are The Romans.” That effort will be available on vinyl and CD on November 4.

Guitarist David Knudson commented:

“During Covid, I was writing my debut solo LP, and mentally, I was sick of everything in quarantine. Lots of frustration had set in at home, and I figured the best way to deal with it was to write something heavy.

I had no intention of writing anything for Botch, but when I was thinking of a singer to collaborate with, I thought, ‘Hey, I know the best hardcore singer ever to do it,’ so I hit up Dave V. He was super excited and so it just kind of snowballed from there.

There was never any intent or conversation about getting back together or writing. It just happened so naturally and was a great release for all of us to make it happen without any of the traditional pressure an ‘active’ band faces.”

Botch Reunion Rumored

It looks like Botch might be getting ready to make their return. Recent social media posts from Sargent House and bassist Brian Cook seemingly hinted at the a possibility of reunion. You can see those below. The band previously signed with Sargent House last year for their back catalog. However, at the time, no live shows were planned.

[via The PRP]

Botch Sign With Sargent House

Botch have signed a new deal with Sargent House. The label will now be handling the band’s catalog.

The group commented:

“We’re continuously humbled by the ongoing interest in our band despite the fact that we’ve been broken up for nearly two decades. With the folding of Hydra Head Records in 2020, we were presented with the dilemma of figuring out how to keep the catalog available to both newly initiated and longtime fans. We were lucky to have the support of Sargent House, who are helping keep Botch’s legacy alive by administering the digital catalog, curating the band’s archive of photos and paraphernalia, and getting our records in the ridiculously long queues of vinyl pressing plants. We’re happy to be part of the Sargent House family, excited to have our music back up online, and looking forward to exciting things in 2022.”

Ex-bassist Brian Cook added:

“Yup… the Botch catalog is back online courtesy of Sargent house. Yup… they will be doing vinyl reissues, but y’all know what vinyl delays are like these days so no set date for that stuff. And nope… we’re not playing shows”