Detroit hardcore band Never Ending Game have announced, Outcry, their sophomore album set for release May 12th on Triple B Records. On Outcry, the band pack big intros, catchy choruses, striking guitar solos, and plenty of breakdowns. Today they unleash two singles – “Memories” and “Never Die.” “Memories” pulsates with metal-forward guitar-work and Mikey Petroski’s gruff vocals add to the sense of reflection offered in the lyrics. “Never Die” compels to be a pit favorite and features Trapped Under Ice’s Justice Tripp providing guest vocals and guitars composed by Sam Trapkin, recorded by the band. Both songs are available now on Bandcamp, YouTube, and all streaming services.
Outcry was produced, recorded, and mixed by Andy Nelson at Bricktop Recording and mastered by Brad Boatright at AudioSeige. The record builds off the band’s life in Detroit – from lyrics to influences to imagery – while exuding a general feeling of hopelessness and optimism at the same time. Across the eleven songs on the album, the band take their sound to the next level, creating old school hardcore through a modern lens.
Speaking on the record and the band’s roots, Petroski states:
“Detroit is everything to the band. I wouldn’t write the way I do if we came up anywhere else. From the influence of how to structure a song growing up hearing Motown, the emotion of a Bob Seger song on a summer’s night on the radio, and the value of honest hard work. There’s decades of influence from all that’s come before us out of Detroit in our band’s DNA. We have bands like Negative Approach and Cold As Life from here that paved the way for someone to even want to pay attention to a hardcore band coming out of Detroit. There’s a sense of pride that people from Detroit carry that’s unlike most other places. We try to wave that flag as much as possible and pay it all forward.”
Having broken out in 2018 with the release of their EP, Welcome To The…, it was the 2019 full-length Just Another Day that really cemented the band into a force to be reckoned with. Stemming from there and 2021’s Halo & Wings EP, Outcry comes as Never Ending Game’s most ambitious record yet and one that will make a mark on hardcore for years to come.
Outcry is available for pre-order now through Triple B Records.