HUMAN ANIMAL “Swimming In Filth” video debut

Here’s our brand new video for “Swimming In Filth” filmed and edited by Tyler Long / Press & Release Media who also did our "Dark Days" video last summer.  We had a ton of fun making this!

Today our brand new split 7” / Cassettes are shipping out from the record labels.  We’re super proud of this release and hope everyone checks it out and spreads the word.  Working with our brothers in Wreckage, Head 2 Wall Records, and Down For Anything Records was truly a privilege.  Everyone involved is living that pure DIY spirit and we couldn’t be happier to be aligned with them.  Both versions came out beautiful.  

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If you’re a collector nerd like us you can check our DISCOGRAPHY page to see the pressing info for the new split.

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       To order go to:
7” - www.head2wallrecords.com
Cassette - www.downforanything.com

Besides offering special colored tapes and / or 7”s direct from the labels both of them are offering different exclusive shirt & tank top designs for a limited time.  Please support them and don’t miss out!

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We’ve been playing some sweet shows in and out of town recently and were fortunate enough to share the stage with Cruel Hand, Ringworm, & Shai Hulud recently.  I’m sure there will be plenty more great shows in the months to come including a record release show in Buffalo w/ Wreckage this August. 

Our WEBSTORE has been really busy lately with a few shirt designs selling out and going out of print, and some of our other stock is dwindling.  We also have a few color options for the new 7” / Cass available as of now.  Our European split 7” release with Additional Time that came out last winter is almost all gone from us so if you want one act fast.  We’re dropping off packages at the post office several times a week.

Here’s a photo montage video of one of our new tracks called “Time Bandits”, enjoy.

2013 recap into the future

2013 proved to be a great year for the Animal.  We stayed super productive and had an awesome time in the process.  We played a ton of local shows and had the opportunity to play in a few other states too.  We ended the year on a high note by getting to play with tons of amazing bands at Pittsburgh’s Sincerity Fest and also doing something I had always wanted to do which was playing live on a radio show.  We were also fortunate enough to release our debut on a 7”, a bunch of new shirts, and 2 videos this year.  At the final moment of 2013 our split 7”s from Europe arrived in the mail just making us more and more excited for the future.  You can hear the two tracks from this split here: MEDIA

With such a great year behind us we decided to keep the momentum and energy up so we’ve hit the ground running again with a new release all ready in the works.  We’re doing a split EP featuring 2 new tracks “Time Bandits” and “Swimming in Filth”.  The release will be with Buffalo, NY’s WRECKAGE (ex- Buried Alive, Despair, It Dies Today).  It will be released by Head 2 Wall Records on 7” vinyl and Down For Anything records will be putting it out cassette.  We’re excited to work with both labels as they’ve been doing nothing but killer releases this past year so check them out.  We’ll be posting more info as it develops.

We’ve updated a ton of stuff in the webstore including 3 different color versions of the new split 7” with Germany’s ADDITIONAL TIME.  A new shirt design and a new baseball T both of which came out super nice.  We’ve also added a slew of HA and Erie Hardcore vinyl stickers.  There’s some bundles on the store too so you can get more for less!  Check it all out here:  HA Webstore

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"Dark Days" video debut!

Today is the day.  It’s time to drop our new video for “Dark Days”.  We had always wanted to shoot a video for this song as it was the first we ever wrote & also the title track from our debut EP that was released earlier this year.  We had a ton of fun filming it with Tyler from Press & Release Media and we think he did an amazing job with what we envisioned.  We’d also like to thank Hardcore Worldwide for debuting the video for us.  Check it out here:


The video features many of our favorite spots in our beloved city of Erie, PA.  The vacant lot where all of the band footage was shot is actually the former location of an old venue called Shooters.  Many of us saw some of our first live Erie hardcore shows there over 2 decades ago.  Now we can say we played there as well even if there’s no walls or floor!  We’ll definitely be working with Tyler again in the future for some new videos. 

For anyone who doesn’t all ready have the “Dark Days” EP it is still available for free download CLICK HERE… and the 7” version is still available from Holy Mountain Music here along with an exclusive shirt design CLICK HERE.

We’re also playing this Sat in Springfield, IL with some great bands like Pound For Pound (final show), Blood In Blood Out, and our brothers in Smoke & Mirrors.  Come out and get wild with us.
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We have a new run of shirts up in our webstore.  Small thru XXL $10 each plus shipping.  Check em here:  http://humananimal814.bigcartel.com/

Next few posts coming up very soon will include a new video, new tracks to listen to, and new out of town shows.  I gotta go watch this weeks Walking Dead so I’m keeping it short.

We have a new run of shirts up in our webstore.  Small thru XXL $10 each plus shipping.  Check em here:  http://humananimal814.bigcartel.com/

Next few posts coming up very soon will include a new video, new tracks to listen to, and new out of town shows.  I gotta go watch this weeks Walking Dead so I’m keeping it short.

Thanx to everyone who came out this past weekend for our show at the crooked I and Nate’s Bday. It was a great night for sure. Friends from Cleveland and Buffalo were in the house and then Joe Nameless took it to another level to finish off the night. We’re shooting a video this Thursday with Press & Release media for “Dark Days” and we’re very excited for that! In other news our European split 7” is coming along nicely. We’ll post more as it makes its way to us. A handful of local shows are coming up too so pay attention. Pic by @xjjbx from #basementtransmissions

Thanx to everyone who came out this past weekend for our show at the crooked I and Nate’s Bday. It was a great night for sure. Friends from Cleveland and Buffalo were in the house and then Joe Nameless took it to another level to finish off the night. We’re shooting a video this Thursday with Press & Release media for “Dark Days” and we’re very excited for that! In other news our European split 7” is coming along nicely. We’ll post more as it makes its way to us. A handful of local shows are coming up too so pay attention. Pic by @xjjbx from #basementtransmissions

We have a new shirt design in small thru XXL available in our webstore.   We also have 2 designs that are now ON SALE that we only have in size small and medium left.  Check them all out over here:  http://humananimal814.bigcartel.com/

We have a new shirt design in small thru XXL available in our webstore.   We also have 2 designs that are now ON SALE that we only have in size small and medium left.  Check them all out over here:  http://humananimal814.bigcartel.com/

We’re playing July 26th.  It’s gonna be a late one so be sure to grab a Red Bull.  This show is the Erie debut for both Fuck You Pay Me who are from Cleveland and features Tony Erba from Fave Value, Gordon Solie Motherfuckers etc… and Killer of Sheep who are from Pittsburgh, PA with members from Slowpoke, Battered Citizens, and Submachine.  The night will be rounded out with the always raging Mala Sangre.  Should prove to be a great show.

We’d also like to thank our friends at Retribution Network for now carrying our 7” in JAPAN!  Hit them up to get a copy.

In studio news EMS recently did some guest vocals on the new PHASES full length record. They’re yet another new Erie band keeping Lake Effect Hardcore alive and well.  Hopefully that will be available in the next few months for you all to hear.

Our next show is this Friday June 28th.  It’s IN THE DAY’s reunion / farewell show. The event is also a benefit for the Second Harvest Food Bank.  Admission is only $5 or FREE with a donation of a canned good or non perishable food item. I know I’m going to raid my kitchen and bring as much as possible.  Support local organizations that help benefit our community!  The show is at Basement Transmissions 15th and State St. Come out and party.

There’s also a new interview up on Idioteq.com with EMS.  It’s a lengthy honest read on life, the band, life in Erie, the past and present for the band. Grab a warm mug of joe or a cold crisp pop and a comfy seat… Read on. Let us know what you think. CLICK HERE TO READ

We’re very excited to mention that we’re currently working on wrapping up 2 brand new songs to be released on a split 7” with a killer band from Buffalo, NY.  Immediately after that we’re then gonna knock out 2 more kick ass songs for another new split 7” coming out on a European label with another rad band from Germany.  More info on those to come soon…

We’re starting to get real low on several sizes of the “Dark Days” and “Time Tells All” shirt designs.  So grab one up before they’re all gone.

Our 7”s have arrived and tomorrow night is our release show with some awesome bands like The Mongoloids, Focused Minds, Eternal Sleep, & Counterfeit.  We hope to see lots of people there.  We’ll be debuting 3 brand new songs!

The vinyl is now up in our webstore for mailorders.  If you live in the Erie area and can’t make it to the show and would like to make a vinyl or shirt order, we can arrange a meet up at EMS’ work (Ink Assassins at 26th & Peach) and you can pick it up in person.  Just hit us up at humananimal814@gmail.com with what you’d like and when you can grab it. We only have limited amounts of colored vinyl so act fast.

Also in order to appease the commerce gods we can now accept debit, credit card, and paypal payments at shows or in person.