STRIFE: Iconic California Hardcore Act Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of IN THIS DEFIANCE With Limited LP Through WAR Records, Preorders Launch Tomorrow1:10 PM
This one-time limited pressing of STRIFE's "In This Defiance" is limited to only 100 copies on pink marble vinyl packaged in a hand silkscreened and hand numbered cover, and is joined by a limited edition longsleeve shirt.
Preorders for the record go on sale May 5 at 10 a.m. PST at WAR-REC.COM.
While STRIFE had pummeled their way up through the ranks of the West Coast straightedge scene since 1992, the release of their "One Truth" debut LP in 1994 through Victory Records saw the band launched into the international hardcore circuit, as the scene was exploding into its most iconic era.
Released on July 15, 1997, STRIFE's "In This Defiance" marks the most pivotal sound shift in the band's history.
Marking two decades since its release, STRIFE commemorates "In This Defiance" with a special pressing of the album, through guitarist Andrew Kline's own WAR Records.
Kline said, "I can't believe it's been twenty years since In This Defiance was released. I feel like this record is not only our most focused album, but, in my eyes, it is the record that truly defines STRIFE as a band."
Kline continues, "STRIFE toured with Sepultura on the Roots tour in December of 2016, and that definitely influenced the writing for In This Defiance. Our goal was to write an album that really bridged the gap between hardcore and metal, a record that was much heavier than One Truth that still captured our hardcore roots. You can hear that influence creeping into songs like 'Will To Die,' 'Stand As One,' and 'Overthrow' (which even features Iggor Cavalera on drums). In This Defiance also featured guest appearances from Chino Moreno (Deftones) and Dino Cazares (Fear Factory) to further bridge this gap between the metal and hardcore scenes. Overall I feel like In This Defiance is a perfect hardcore record that not only captures a moment in time but also still sounds current in 2017."In This Defiance Track Listing:
- Force Of Change
- Stand As One (Redemption)
- Will To Die
- Forgotten One
- Wish I Knew
- To An End
Rick Rodney - Vocals
Andrew Kline - Guitar
Chad Peterson - Bass
Todd Turnham - Guitar
Sid Niesen - Drums