Following in the smoldering wake of the band’s 2015-issued Dying Gods extended EP, All Out War arises with arguably the band’s most crushing material to date with their sixth official album, Give Us Extinction. With more than forty-two minutes of unchecked aggression, the new album sees vocalist Mike Score’s scornful accusations at mankind strike with more venomous intensity than ever. The monstrous grooves and slamming breakdowns executed by drummer Jesse Sutherland, bassist Erik Carrillo, and guitarists Taras Apuzzo and Andy Pietroloungo leave craters of scorched earth in their wake with a monolithic NYHC-fueled mandate, while searing elements of thrash metal blaze forth from the wreckage. The album furiously delivers eleven original tracks, and the band pays homage to New York punk/crust icons Nausea with a cover of the band’s “Cybergod.”
All Out War created Give Us Extinction at West West Side Studios – the album recorded and mixed By Steve Evetts and mastered by Alan Douches — and completed with grim artwork by Alexandre Goulet. Guest vocals are provided to the tracks “Choking On Indifference” and “Cybergod” by Emily Muscara (Straphangers) and the track “Carcass Rot” by Michelle Eddison (ex-Starkweather).
Give Us Extinction promises to be one of the most devastating albums of 2017. Organized Crime Records will release the album on LP, CD, and digital formats on August 11th.
Since 1991, All Out War has delivered their punishing metallic hardcore aggression through an arsenal of recordings, including five prior LPs; their Truth In The Age Of Lies debut through Germany’s Gain Ground Records (1997), and four subsequent LPs on Chicago’s Victory Records — For Those Who Were Crucified(1998), Condemned To Suffer (2003), Assassins In The House Of God (2007) and Into The Killing Fields (2010). Their arsenal of recorded misanthropy and waves of worldwide touring, has led the band to become a respected staple act for metal and hardcore fans everywhere. In 2013, after several years off the grid, All Out War returned with the reunited For Those Who Were Crucified-era lineup for several festival performances, which led to full-time recording and touring for the band once again.
All Out War‘s style is an unrelenting metal assault of mid-‘80s German thrash colliding head-on with the crossover of Carnivore and the Cro-Mags in a purely seething, tension-filled alloy rife with divebomb leads and merciless breakdowns, unmatched by today’s standards. Their trademark social commentary on such subjects as political and religious hypocrisy as well as social apathy of a materialistic population cover the relevant subjects of corruption of organized religion, ecocide, and the degradation and exploitation of the weak, set to a soundtrack appropriate for the end of days.