Today, Never Ending Game have dropped their new single and video “Tank on E.” The melody-driven track sees the hardcore band embracing their rock and metal influences. It puts Mikey Petroski’s vocal chops on full display, offering a catchy chorus while still maintaining a rough around the edges sound driven by compelling guitar riffs. The video, filmed and directed by ReelLife Creative House, finds the band performing in different locations around Detroit and can be viewed here now.
About “Tank on E”, Petroski states: “Inspired by an overheard story of a guy who just got out of the pen trying to get their life on track. They realized that things aren’t as different as they seem. The lyric “might need a lobotomy… just a little off the top” is a direct quote from the man himself. The guy’s trying not to fall back into his old ways, and is begging for a little more time to make good on his second chance.”
“Tank on E” follows singles – “Memories” and “Never Die” from Never Ending Game’s upcoming sophomore album, Outcry, set for release May 12th on Triple B Records. 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.
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.