• Turnstile "Step 2 Rhythm" 7"
Collectively from the Baltimore/DC/Columbus areas, these five long-time friends formed TURNSTILE in 2010 as an outlet to play their shared love of energetic hardcore. They quickly recorded a demo and sent the tracks to Patrick Kitzel of Reaper Records and their Pressure To Succeed EP came out soon afterwards in April of 2011. As the name of their last EP suggests, TURNSTILE takes a more personal approach, turning frustrations from daily stressors of love and life into groove-ridden, NYHC-inspired hardcore.
On their latest effort Step 2 Rhythm, life experiences continue to take a front seat in vocalist Brendan Yates' lyrics and musical approach. He explains, "This record is all about taking things as they come, and not getting caught up in yourself; always moving forward while embracing individuality." Yates may know a thing or two about taking things as they come, while he's not singing for TURNSTILE he's sharing band duties with TRAPPED UNDER ICE and DMND. TURNSTILE further embraces individualities as drummer Daniel Fang shares duties with a handful of other bands including MINDSET and SACRED LOVE.