Reunited hardcore legends EARTH CRISIS will film a video for the song “Total War” on July 24 at the Lost Horizon in Syracuse, New York. The track comes off the band’s seventh album, “Neutralize The Threat”, which is scheduled for release on July 12 via Century Media Records. The CD was produced by Chris “Zeuss” Harris (SHADOWS FALL, HATEBREED). The cover artwork was created by Ryan Clarkand can be seen below.
Commented Ryan: “EARTH CRISIS was a seminal band for me. When I was introduced to hardcore, EARTH CRISIS was a band that seemed to stand out from the rest. Their unique blend of metal and hardcore made me an instant fan. I remember many EARTH CRISIS shows in the mid-Nineties, climbing atop the crowd, pointing at Karl [Buechner, vocals], screaming ‘Street by street! Block by block!’ These guys are partly responsible for what I’ve been doing with my life for the past 15-plus years, so when I was asked to create the artwork for their 2011 record, I naturally jumped at the chance. Not only were they absolutely great to work with, but they’ve still got it — ‘Neutralize’ is a flat-out SICK record.”
“Neutralize The Threat” track listing:
02. Neutralize The Threat
03. Total War
04. 100-Kiloton Blast
06. By Conscience Compelled
07. Black Talons Tear
09. The Eradicators
The song “Total War” can be streamed in the YouTube clip below.
Commented the band: “We are very happy with how ‘Neutralize The Threat’ came out. Musically, it resembles the song structures on ‘To The Death’, but with a ‘Gomorah’s Season Ends’ vibe thrown in. Every song is lyrically inspired by real-life vigilante actions that have taken place around the globe. The topics range from The Black Panther party to Bernard Goetz and we think it’s an original lyrical concept for the band, while also retaining some subject matter we are known for dealing with in the past. Zeuss is the man and definitely delivered the best sounding record we have ever had! We can’t wait for you guys to hear it!”
EARTH CRISIS‘ chugging riffs and barked declarations served as the mouthpiece of America’s militant vegan, straight-edge movement throughout the ’90s, detailing the ideas of animal and human liberation, drug-free living and personal empowerment through hardcore music. The group has continued along this path of breaking new ground, constantly working and reaching more people spreading their message to the masses.
After a lengthy hiatus, the band reformed in 2008 to the delight of the hardcore genre. They soon produced the vicious offering “To The Death” that undoubtedly proved that they have never been stronger from both songwriting and musicianship perspectives.