To celebrate the collaboration – UNFD, Stray From The Path & All Power Books have teamed up to offer an exclusive limited press of “Euthanasia” on half gold / half red vinyl (available from 5pm today at http://sftpmerch.com/). Only 100 copies have been produced and all profits will go directly to All Power Books, which is a Los Angeles community space and bookstore that directly serves its community based on the ideas of social investigation and socialism. More at: https://allpowerbooks.org/
“If you know Stray, you know that since we first met in 2008 and throughout our whole career, Jesse Barnett is family”, says guitarist Tom Williams. “A person that walks the walk and someone everybody should look up to as an example of direct action to help people in need. We had this idea for the song and there aren’t many people that are qualified for it more than him. In addition to his voice being the perfect fit for the vibe, we wanted to do something that helps boost his efforts and supports his mutual aid projects in the Los Angeles community. We did a special All Power Books vinyl variant of our new album, where all of the profit from these sales go directly to people in need. A lot of time, it is hard to feel confident where your money goes, but we’ve seen directly where this money goes with our own eyes, and you can also see by following them at @allpowerbooks and @apfreeclinic”.
“We believe in the principles of uplifting our community through directly asking our community about its needs”, adds Jesse. “Through this we have noticed our community becoming empowered and more involved with itself. In a world bent on isolating and alienating us from ourselves and each other, we militantly combat this by not only serving our community but allowing anyone from the community who wants to, to also serve. We reject saviourism and we believe that only through unity and togetherness can people save themselves from the common problems that plague our communities. We are honoured that Stray From The Path has decided to do this and we thank them from the bottom of our hearts. The money from this shirt and vinyl variant will go towards our educational programs, our free medical clinic, our produce distributions, our school supply drives, our day care services and the many other things we offer our community. Thank you Stray for helping us keep this alive”.
‘”Bread & Roses” is taken from the quartet’s forthcoming new album, “Euthanasia”, releasedSeptember 9th via UNFD. “Euthanasia” is the darkest and heaviest work of the band’s career, drawing on challenging circumstances to create a record that pulls no punches sonically or lyrically.
Stray From The Path have been bringing their charged-up hardcore fury and politically outspoken lyricism to the masses for the better part of two decades, aiming to be the kind of band that can be a gateway to both heavy music and radical ideas. While the long-running group shows no signs of slowing down, “Euthanasia” was by no means an easy record to make. Stray From The Path found themselves in a fractured state due to the pandemic, an ocean of distance, and even a literal broken back, resulting in an album that reflects the grimmer personal and global circumstances. Produced/engineered by Will Putney (Knocked Loose, Body Count, Every Time I Die), “Euthanasia” is clearly the work of a more weathered and visceral era of Stray From The Path–the tremendous riffs and hip-hop-meets-hardcore vocal cadences are still there, but this time they’re accompanied by an apocalyptic mood that draws the listener in and doesn’t let go.
11 Hannover, DE – Music Zentrum
12 Dresden, DE – Chemiefabrik
13 Schweinfurt, DE – Alter Stattbahnhof
14 Karlsruhe, DE – Die Stadtmitte
15 Essen, DE – Crowdsalat Festival *SFTP Only
16 Endschede, NL – Metropool
(w/ Beartooth and Motionless In White)
09 Frankfurt, DE – Jahrhunderthalle
10 Zurich, CH – Volkhaus
11 Luxembourg, LU – Den Atelier
12 Paris, FR – Le Cabaret Sauvage
21 Tilburg, NL – 013
23 Cologne, DE – Palladium
24 Munich, DE – Zenith
25 Vienna, AT – Gasometer
28 Brussels, BE – Ancienne Belgique
29 Stuttgart, DE – Porsche Arena
30 Hamburg, DE – Sporthalle
31 Leipzig, DE – Hause Auensee
01 Berlin, DE – Columbiahalle