Pre-order the outing here.
In regards to the making of the album, frontman Scott Angel states:
I’m not trying to sing about cryptic shit I know nothing about. I’m just writing about what I’m living in, what’s happening around me and what I see on a daily basis. The song, No Escape, I wrote about when I was having ongoing issues with the police about an accident I had that left the other party with a disability. I wasn’t at fault, but I had them on my case trying to get me to admit to something I didn’t do. It was proven I did nothing wrong in the end, but it sucks that someone is left with a permanent condition from this.
The label commented:
At the heart of BLKOUT’s sophomore full-length for Resist Records, these five musicians have ventured into new territory as they embrace the struggles of modern middle-class youth – from poverty and desperation to brushes with the law. Originally an outlet for the band to pay homage to New York greats like Cro-Mags and Breakdown, the range of influences this band shares have seeped on to this release with diverse instrumentalization favored over the traditional hardcore fanfare.
Collaborating once again with Sydney producer Lachlan Mitchell at Def Wolf Studio, who lent a hand to the No Justice No Peace 7”, experimenting was a natural progression for the band. Brutally sincere and uncompromising, Point Of No Return sets in stone that BLKOUT are willing to push the boundaries of Australian hardcore to their hilt. .
The album will be available as an LP from SFU here in the USA. The LP and CD will be available in Europe from Demons Run Amok and from Resist Records in Australia.
300 copies will be available on colored vinyl, with each label having 100 available. The remaining copies will be on black.
PUBLISHED on May 2, 2012.
UPDATED on June 11, 2012 – pre-order link and another statement added.