Islander‘s newest album, Violence & Destruction, is now available to pre-order on iTunes. The album is set to release July 18 but you can ensure your copy by ordering it ahead of time. The band signed with Victory Records late last year, went on tour with Close Your Eyes and is gearing up for Mayhem Festival this summer. If you want a taste of their new sound, Islander has made “Coconut Dracula” available for immediate download with preorder, which you can listen to below.
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