The band premiered the lyric video for ‘Draw Blood‘ Sept. 17 via YouTube. The song is taken from the band’s forthcoming album Rage, which is currently scheduled to be released Oct. 5 via Combat/EMP Label Group.
Musically speaking, this song will appeal easily to fans of Prong, Slayer and other similar acts. Lyrically speaking, the song comes across as a certain commentary. What exactly is the precise target was not discussed in the press release for the video’s release. But it seems to be addressing certain religious zealot types. This is inferred as front man Gary Golwitzer says, “Can you see what I see/Brainwashed minds spreading disease/Rise up/Time to stop the hate/All together/We control our fate/As one/We can win this fight/United front darkens the night.” He goes on to sing in the song’s second verse, “Religious thoughts poison their minds/No escape from their kind/Say nothing/Don’t want to offend/Lie down/The bastards, they will win/Insane from all of their lies/Religious thoughts have poisoned their minds.”
It’s not clear which group the song addresses, but even despite that, such lyrical content, coupled with the song’s driving musical arrangement makes it a powerful entry in the overall picture of Rage.
Rage was produced by Chris Dujuricic, and mixed and mastered by Bill Metoyer (Slayer, Sacred Reich, Sacred Heart). The album’s cover art was developed by Ipoet Poetra/Five Milligams and Wrath.
Originally crafted as the follow-up to the band’s 1990 album Insane Society, some of its tracks reach back to 1989. It even features a cover of Motorhead’s hit song ‘Ace of Spades.’ The record’s full track listing is noted below.
2. WHAT YOU CRAVE
3. DRAW BLOOD
4. TENSION ON HIGH
5. MY RAGE
6. FEEDING THE HOST
7. CLEARING MY SOUL
8. UNHOLY ALLIANCE
9. MOTHER’S HELL
10. ACE OF SPADES (Featuring Jeff Duncan)
The band will perform a trio of live dates next month in support of Rage alongside Combat Records label mates Green Death for EMP Label Group hhead Dave Ellefson’s BASSTORY tour. The tour launches Oct. 4 in Lombard, IL. Its current schedule is noted below.
10/4 Lombard, IL – Brauer House (w/ Green Death, WRATH)
10/5 Sturtevant, WI – Route 20 Outhouse(w/ Green Death, WRATH)10/6 Ringle, WI – Q and Z Expo Center (w/ Green Death, WRATH)
10/7 Mankato, MN – What’s Up Lounge (w/ Green Death, WRATH, Kublai Khan)
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