Utilizing frantic, uncompromising rhythms and a variety of nightmarish samples, Austin, Texas, duo Street Sects create a feverish marriage of industrial music and punk rock. Their debut album, End Position, is a meditation on suicide fantasy—both the means and the cause.In 2013, after emerging from the fog of a thirteen year battle with addiction and homelessness, Street Sects vocalist Leo Ashline began collaborating with friend and multi-instrumentalist Shaun Ringsmuth. Disgusted with life but eager for catharsis, the duo embraced the experimental attitude and disillusionment of early industrial music, eschewing traditional rock instrumentation and arrangement in favor of modern sampling technology and harsh electronics. Together they released a series of singles (Gentrification I and II) and honed their fierce and confrontational live performance, eventually writing and recording what would become End Position. Ashline’s pessimistic lyrics explore an array of intense, personal obsessions and the violence inherent in modern life. End Position is a provocative existential statement on the bleeding-edge of extreme music.