NorCal hardcore trio DRAIN has announced their highly anticipated sophomore album, LIVING PROOF, due out on May 5th via Epitaph Records. Available for pre-order now HERE, the album was produced by longtime friend and multi-instrumentalist Taylor Young (God’s Hate, Suicide Silence) and mixed by Jon Markson (Drug Church, Koyo).
Today, the band also released the music video for lead single “Evil Finds Light”, adding a dash of lighthearted humor and playful energy to the track’s thunderous breakdowns and guttural howls.
Vocalist Sammy Ciaramitaro said about the track, “While DRAIN channels a rule-free chaos/party vibe through our live show, I am actually somewhat of a stress case haha.” He continues, “I get pretty wound up sometimes and so lyrically, I just tried to tap into those feelings and paint a picture of the way I feel and the way that stress can sometimes make me see my world a little bit different than it actually is. While the song is completed, managing the stress is still a work in progress.”
LIVING PROOF injects a serious dose of relatability—not to mention catchiness—into hardcore’s penchant for toughness and brutality. With his face perpetually glued in a grin, vocalist Sammy Ciaramitaro’s snotty howl rides roughshod over thrash-leaning riffage as rhythms bounce in a big way. Drain isn’t just a good time as Sammy presides over the chaos of stagediving bodies and mic-grabbing frontline; it’s a party—and everyone is invited.
“I hope with this record that when someone hears it, it gives them hope,” Ciaramitaro said. “This is the soundtrack of perseverance and people overcoming the naysayers in their world and inside themselves. I can’t wait to play these songs and hear a room full of people singing back to us. We’re what the title says, the Living Proof.”
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