LIFE CYCLES: Texas Crossover Outfit Releases “Haunting Spirit” Single; Portal To The Unknown EP Released Via 1126 Records

Blazing crossover behemoths LIFE CYCLES are pleased to release their latest single, “Haunting Spirit,” from their debut EP, Portal To The Unknown. The track comes on the eve of the EP’s official unveiling via 1126 Records. 

LIFE CYCLES hails from the heart of Texas, a state known for churning out sonic titans. Like fellow Lone Star State heavyweights Power Trip, LIFE CYCLES have set their sights on reshaping the realms of thrash and hardcore with an unyielding intensity through their potent cocktail of thrash metal ferocity and hardcore tenacity. Drawing inspiration from the likes of metal icons Slayer, Pantera, Municipal Waste, Exodus, Testament, and Judas Priest, the band effortlessly bridges the gap between two tumultuous genres. Their music possesses the raw aggression of a hardcore show, punctuated with bone-rattling breakdowns, while simultaneously carrying the blistering speed and precision of a thrash metal performance.

With Portal To The Unknown, the band delves deep into the trials and tribulations of life, exploring betrayals, confronting toxic memories, and the eternal battle between nostalgia and bitter recollections. It’s “us against the world,” as drummer Xavier Rios aptly puts it. Notes Rios on the band’s latest single, “‘Haunting Spirit’ is about the ghost of your past. The spirit endlessly haunting you, no matter the time of day, making it feel like a never-ending nightmare.”

Portal To The Unknown will be released on CD, cassette, and digital formats. Find preorders at the 1126 Records webshop HERE or Bandcamp HERE.


To celebrate the release of Portal To The Unknown, LIFE CYCLES will trek across Texas for a pummeling run of headlining shows. See all confirmed dates below.


2/22/2024 Ojeman – Houson, TX

2/23/2024 The Gremlin – McAllen, TX

2/24/2024 Rich’s Billiards – Corpus Christi, TX

2/25/2024 Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX


Jeremy Cuevas – vocals

Xavier Rios – drums

Chris Buckner – guitar

Christopher Sanchez – bass

Luis Lopez Jr. – guitar


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