New York/UK hardcore heavyweights, Stray From The Path, have released their new album “Euthanasia”. Out today 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. The album (which has drawn early attention from the likes of Revolver Magazine, BrooklynVegan, Alternative Press, Guitar World and many more), pushes Stray From The Path‘s signature blend of groove and aggression into adventurous and ominous new territory, proving that the long-running group are just as fiery as ever.
The mark the album’s release Stray From The Path have also shared their new music video for Euthanasia‘s crushing opening track, “Needful Things”. The band’s guitarist, Tom William‘s discussed the song saying, “‘Needful Things’ is about facing the broken system that is in America. We have more homes than houseless people. We have the wealthy 1% making trillions over the pandemic, while the people lost their asses. Capitalism does not work for people, and it is failing before our eyes. As the younger generation becomes more aware of this, people need to be asking other people…are you in or in the way?”.
Stray From That Path‘s drummer, Craig Reynolds, will be celebrating the album’s release in New York City, sitting in for band leader Fred Armisen as part of the long-running rotating drummer program on Late Night With Seth Meyers.
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.
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