Liberteer sign to Relapse Records, releasing debut album

Posted by Fireball13 on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 9:39 AM (PST)

California anarcho-grinders Liberteer have signed with Relapse Records. The band is the creation of Matthew Widener (Cretin, Citizen).

The band will be releasing their debut album “Better To Die On Your Feet Than Live On Your Knees” on January 31, 2012 via Relapse Records. Click here to see a bigger picture of the album’s cover artwork.

Widener commented on the formation of the band and their upcoming debut:

“My thoughts on politics slowly changed over the past six years. In Citizen I had a sense of outrage about our government, but because it still supported the idea of state, it doesn’t make much sense to me now. I’ve come to embrace the ideas of anarchy. The old band name, Citizen, represents a system of exclusion and nationalism, things I can’t stand now, so I had to rename the band and change a lot of things. I think the good things about the music are still there—the thematic, major-key riffs, the d-beats and blasts—but the message is now pure.”

“The album is one long song, with a handful of the coolest riffs reappearing as leitmotifs, like a pissed off opera made of blasts and d-beats. It’s utterly relentless. Plus, there’s a training montage at the halfway point.”

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