“Total War”, the new video from reunited hardcore legends EARTH CRISIS, can be seen below. The clip was filmed on July 24 at the Lost Horizon in Syracuse, New York.
“This time around we wanted to try and document the vibe of the band live, as opposed to try and tell a story through the video”, says EARTH CRISIS guitarist Scott Crouse. “Matt Spencer and crew did a great job of capturing the feel of a small, more intimate EARTH CRISIS show.”
“Total War” comes off EARTH CRISIS‘s seventh album, “Neutralize The Threat”, which was released 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 Clark and can be seen below.
“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
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!”
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.