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REVOLVER streams ‘Return Of The California Takeover’

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 10:13 AM (PST)

Earth Crisis pic by Veronika Reinert

Stream The Return Of The California Takeover HERE.


Revolver Magazine is hosting an exclusive stream of The Return Of The California Takeover, the new live LP from EARTH CRISIS, SNAPCASE, and STRIFE, in advance of the LP’s release this Friday via WAR Records.


In February of 2020, EARTH CRISIS, SNAPCASE, and STRIFE joined forces in Los Angeles for The Return Of The California Takeover; two shows paying homage to The California Takeover… Live, the classic live album featuring all three bands. Released on Victory Records in 1996, The California Takeover… Live is considered by many fans of the genre as one of the all-time best live hardcore records.


WAR Records is proud to release the audio companion to the 2020 event, with the retail version of The Return Of The California Takeover. The LP finds EARTH CRISIS, SNAPCASE, and STRIFE all in fighting form, joining forces to play sets filled with the songs that helped define 1990s hardcore. The Return Of The California Takeover is a sonic document to a very special night shared by all those in attendance.


Recorded live at the Teragram Ballroom on February 23rd, 2020, The Return Of The California Takeover was produced by Aaron Bruno of Awolnation along with Eric Stenman (Thrice, Deftones, Will Haven) co-producing, engineering, and mixing. The record was mastered by Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Cavalera Conspiracy) and features artwork by Linas Garsys.


EARTH CRISIS guitarist Scott Crouse offers, “I’m really glad we were all able to get together again and give the younger folks an opportunity to see something they missed out on, and also the older people the chance to relive the good old days. The live recording really turned out great. I really think it properly captures the vibe of that night.”


SNAPCASE vocalist Daryl Taberski reveals, “The California Takeover is more than just a snapshot of ‘90s hardcore, it brings out the best in each of our bands and also our audience as well. There are a lot of laughs and camaraderie when our three bands get together, but more importantly we spark an increased energy on stage for each other.”


STRIFE guitarist Andrew Kline writes, “I am so glad that the tape was rolling, and that we were able to capture the energy and positivity of that night. The Return of The California Takeover shows were not about living in the past, but rather bringing the past full circle to the present… Having younger bands like Magnitude and Hesitation Wounds on the bill really solidified the fact that the style of hardcore that we play is still important and still running through the veins of the new generation of hardcore kids…”


The feature at Revolver adds, “In 1996, Victory Records released a soon-to-be iconic live album called The California Takeover, which featured recordings from a three-band bill in L.A. that boasted EARTH CRISIS, SNAPCASE, and STRIFE — three of the most popular and influential hardcore bands of the Nineties. The live LP took on a legendary status in the halls of hardcore, and in February 2020, it happened again. Dubbed The Return of the California Takeover, those three pillars of metallic hardcore teamed up at the Teragram Ballroom in L.A. for a night that honored their legacies and proved that all three of them still got it.”


Stream the entire The Return Of The California Takeover LP featuring EARTH CRISIS, SNAPCASE, and STRIFE early only through Revolver Magazine RIGHT HERE.


WAR Records will release The Return Of The California Takeover this Friday, November 19th, on LP, CD, and digital formats. The vinyl will be available in four variants: 300 color-in-color pressed as band exclusives, 400 on olive green available through RevHQ, BrooklynVegan, Hardtimes, Revolver, Coretex, and more, and two WAR Records exclusive pressings, with 100 on glow in the dark wax with Japanese OBI Strip and 200 tricolor California Flag pressing, all including a 24”x36” poster.


Find preorders for all formats now at the WAR Records webshop RIGHT HERE.


After their postponement over the Summer, the rescheduled California Takeover East Coast dates have been issued, rebooking the shows for May of 2022, when EARTH CRISIS, SNAPCASE, and STRIFE will bring the action to Buffalo, New York on May 13th, followed by two shows in Philly on May 14th and 15th.


EARTH CRISIS, SNAPCASE, and STRIFE California Takeover East Coast:

5/13/2022 The Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
5/14/2022 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
5/15/2022 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA

The Return Of The California Takeover Track Listing:
1. Earth Crisis – Forged In The Flames
2. Earth Crisis – Constrict
3. Snapcase – Incarnation
4. Snapcase – Zombie Prescription
5. Strife – Waiting
6. Strife – Stand As One
7. Snapcase – Drain Me
8. Snapcase – Caboose
9. Strife – Lift
10. Strife – Force Of Change
11. Earth Crisis – To Ashes
12. Earth Crisis – Born From Pain
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Photo: Reid Haithcock

WATCH: “Your Crucifixion” (Official Music Video)

PREORDER: Dream of Ascension

Metallic hardcore band Tooth and Claw announced the impending release debut full-length, titled Dream of Ascension, via Good Fight Music on May 21st. The group also shared the scathing lead single “Your Crucifixion” and the accompanying music video via a premiere with Decibel Magazine. On the track, the band mixes pissed-off hardcore with hints of death metal, twisting menacing riffs in with plenty of groove before launching into an eerie chorus. Despite the unchecked anger found on the single and throughout the album, the band says, “Believe it or not, Your Crucifixion might be the most optimistic, uplifting song on our LP.”

Formed during the COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders of Spring 2020, Tooth and Claw features Scott Crouse (Earth Crisis, Sect), Daniel Austin (Die Young), James Chang (Undying, Catharsis, Sect), and Cameron Joplin (Magnitude) exploring new realms of aggression. On their debut album, Dream of Ascension, Tooth and Claw skirt the typical tropes found in hardcore by mixing their bludgeoning attacks with sinister melodies, achieving a balance of innovation and pure aggression. Watch the video for “Your Crucifixion” here and preorder the album Dream of Ascension here.

1. Dream of Ascension
2. Your Crucifixion
3. Time’s Desire
4. Seventy Times Seven
5. Kiss of Night
6. Arrival
7. Torn in Half
8. Spiritual Lust
9. Ravage

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In anticipation of Earth Crisis‘ next record THE DISCIPLINE out this year via the good folks at Bullet Tooth , a few of their friends and biggest fans got together to speak about what the band and music means to them. 20 years after their debut album Destroy The Machines was released, Davey Havok (AFI), Andy Hurley (Fall Out Boy), Igor Cavalera (Sepultura), Toby Morse (H2O), Dan Smith (LA Ink), Paul Waggoner (Between The Buried And Me), Peter Young (ALF), and Joel Capolongo (Sea Shepard) discuss those songs, the messages, and the impact Earth Crisis has had on their lives and the straight edge and animal rights movements worldwide. Watch it BELOW.

This is a great reminder of how music can still have important social impact.

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Earth Crisis announce new EP release with Bullet Tooth

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 11:44 AM (PST)


Vegan metalcore founders Earth Crisis are back with another great release, keeping their recent streak going strong!

The EP will have two newly recorded songs from the band’s pioneering debut album Destroy The Machines, and two unreleased songs die-hard fans may recognize from unreleased demos from the 90’s.

 Founding member, guitarist and song writer Scott Crouse, commented, “We think the songs on Destroy The Machines are still strong, and relevant, two decades later. We have always wanted to re-record them, and figured the 20 year anniversary of the album was a fitting occasion. Our intention isn’t to erase the original versions, just offer another version we feel will offer the power and clarity the songs deserve.  We also decided to record two songs we demo’d years ago because they’re great and people need to hear them! “Behind The Mask” and “Time Of Strife” are timeless and we think ExC fans will love them.”
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Earth Crisis premiere “Out of The Cages” lyric video

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 5:25 PM (PST)


Salvation Of Innocents, the epic new album from EARTH CRISIS, is nearing release worldwide, its street date for North America now slated for March 18th. Check out the Metal Riot review of this molten monster HERE. (I think we may have been the first site to have a review of it up)

The focal point of Salvation Of Innocents is aimed at ending human injustices towards animals and the environment in the ever-antagonistic EARTH CRISIS style, and as boldly exemplified in the brand new lyric video for the album’s second of twelve massive tracks, “Out Of The Cages.” Through underground activist footage the band’s lyrical intent with the song is unquestionable, and their vibrant, modern tone is ultra apparent in the musical backdrop for of the video. Stated guitarist Scott Crouse of the track, “‘Out Of The Cages’ is one of my favorite songs on Salvation… Everyone watch the lyric video, and do your homework, because it’ll be a live set staple for sure.”

 Revolver today helped Earth Crisis get the message out  AT THIS LOCATION.

Preorders for the CD and LP versions of Salvation Of Innocents can be placed HERE, and via iTunes HERE.

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Album Review: Earth Crisis – Salvation of Innocents

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Friday, January 3, 2014 at 1:30 PM (PST)


I get similar feelings listening to the new Earth Crisis disc as I got from Newsted’s Heavy Metal Music. Yes, the newest from the legendary vegan hardcore heroes is quite a bit different from the ex-Metallica bassist’s very cool go at a proper “solo” metal band, but both made me think that if anyone is a fan of the overall genres of these records that they couldn’t possibly come away unsatisfied, unless they have brain damage. “King Of The Underdogs” and “Soldierhead” have everything a Jason-era heavy metal fan of Metallica could ask for. In the case of Earth Crisis, Neutralize The Threat was awesome front to back (especially the no holds barred title track) and if “Devoted To Death” doesn’t get you running to the pit, you just don’t like true hardcore.

Earth Crisis have proven on recent releases that, like the latest Stu Block fronted Iced Earth, the band is on a mission to connect and unite fans of all stylistic eras of their group. Will Salvation prove as influential as Gomorrah’s Season Ends? Probably not, but that doesn’t mean good bands need to just hang it up past their “halcyon days”. I was watching an often plodding but oddly hard to turn off old British murder show called Midsomer Murders the other night (which has apparently run for about a hundred seasons) and when a younger guy mentioned to an older dude that things were different “in his day”, the older character responded that “it still is my day.” Likewise, Earth Crisis are very much still alive and kicking.

Click HERE to read the full review!

Otep announce U.S. tour

Posted by KageDrummer on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 1:57 PM (PST)

California alternative metal act, Otep, have announced a U.S. tour with Cavalera Conspiracy and Earth Crisis. The tour will last from October 4th through November 4th. To check out the full tour schedule click here.

Otep’s latest album “Atavist,” was released in April through Victory Records.

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Interview: Earth Crisis-Neutralize The Threat

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 9:27 PM (PST)

Scott Crouse of bruising and yet brainy SxE Hardcore/Metal Crossover titans Earth Crisis just gave a new interview regarding the influential and outspoken band’s latest offering NEUTRALIZE THE THREAT. To read the Q+A (which touches on NTT, Osama’s death, Veganism, Activism and how to stay “current” with integrity) click HERE!

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Earth Crisis Schedules Release Date for “Neutralize the Threat”

Posted by jillettinger on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 12:55 PM (PST)

Arguably the most controversial band in hardcore for their vegan and straight edge stance, Earth Crisis has finished recording their highly anticipated 7th release, “Neutralize the Threat”, due out on July 12th via Century Media Records.

The band released a statement about the record, saying that, “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!”

Check out the complete track listing here.

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Earth Crisis enters the studio

Posted by Josh on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 3:07 PM (PST)

Earth CrisisSyracuse Metalcore band Earth Crisis has entered the studio to begin work on their latest album. The name of the album has not been unveiled yet but the band has released these song names “Neutralize the Threat”, “Counterstrike”, and “100 Kiloton Blast”. The album is to be released sometime this summer through Century Media Records.

To read comments from the band click here.

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