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
7. Torn in Half
8. Spiritual Lust
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.Add to My Radar
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.
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.
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.
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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.Add to My Radar
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!Add to My Radar
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!”Add to My Radar
Syracuse 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.Add to My Radar
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Escuela Grind is one of the most intense AND fun bands out right now in the extreme metal scene. Anyone who has seen the outfit live knows they put on a careening and death-defying show, blending elements of many of the heaviest sub genres into a world changing charge. It has been awesome discovering truly fired up and creative acts such as them, Habak or Hostilities this year, giving me hope for the next generation of ass kickers. When I heard Indoctrination I was hooked and feel blessed Escuela Grind were one of the first bands I caught live when shows revved up again. Long may they reign.