Newly signed to Rise Above Records, Axegrinder will release ‘Satori’ on July 13th into a world that seems every bit as f*cked up and bleak as the one they angrily assailed first time round. In reality, the anti-authoritarian message that burned at the heart of the crust-punk scene three decades ago has never lost its relevance or its power. From the crushing, slow-burn assault of Halo (Snakes For The Breeding) to the warped, nihilistic balladry of epic closer Too Far From Home, this is music that screams its righteous fury and creative clout from the rooftops.
‘Satori’ is the second full-length Axegrinder album and the band’s first in 29 years. A jaw-shattering tour-de-force of razor-sharp riffing, insistent muscular grooves and cacophonous industrial scree, it’s much more than a simple upgrade for the duo’s immortal sound: recorded at their own studio with zero outside interference, it’s a wholesale re-invention, as the passion and fury of nearly three decades erupts through some of the sharpest, hardest-hitting songs you’ll hear this millennium.
“We have entered an age of hate and intolerance that thrives under a flag of ignorance proudly being waved by politicians,” Trev states. “It’s the old cliche of ‘divide and rule’. Unfortunately, cliches are cliches because they’re true. There’s still an element of politics but a lot more personal stuff on this album. It’s been 30 years since the last album and although we still hold strong with a lot of the sentiments of our youth, we can’t truthfully say we agree with everything we had to say back then. We’re not in our twenties anymore so we now have life experiences to write about too.”
Back with a vengeance and more powerful than ever before, Axegrinder are already planning their next move. We can only hope the world is ready.
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